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How To Handle Politics This Thanksgiving22:30

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The Thanksgiving holiday might be difficult for many families after the most bitter presidential election in recent memory. Regardless of your views, many people say they're feeling anxious about politics coming up at the dinner table. We talk to two experts about how they're planning to deal with it.


Lisa Feldman Barrett, distinguished professor of psychology at Northeastern University. Her upcoming book is called "How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain" (March 2017). She tweets @LFeldmanBarrett.

Dan Shapiro, founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, which tweets @HarvardNegoti8. He's also author of “Negotiating the Nonnegotiable” and coauthor with Roger Fisher of “Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate.”

This segment aired on November 23, 2016.


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