Hidden Brain
Hidden Brain
Hidden Brain
Episode 62: On The Knife's Edge
28 minutes Posted Feb 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm.
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What would drive someone to take another person's life? When researchers at the University of Chicago asked that question, the answer was a laundry list of slights: a stolen jacket, or a carelessly lobbed insult. It made them wonder whether crime rates could be driven down by teaching young men to pause, take a deep breath, and think before they act. We'll go inside a program that teaches Chicago teens to do just that, and explore the research on whether this approach actually works.