139: Harnessing the Unique Strengths of Women's Brains

This episode of Women In-Depth features Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway, an award-winning psychologist who has conducted extensive research on memory and the brain.   In this conversation Dr. Alloway discusses her recent book “Think Like a Girl:  10 Unique Strengths of a Woman’s Brain and How to Make Them Work for You.”     Dr. Alloway has authored 15 books and over 100 scientific articles and has been featured on BBC, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and many others. She’s also a consultant for documentaries, ABC/NBC and the CW affiliates,  AMC TV, and the World Bank.   Topics discussed in this episode: 
  • Some myths about women’s brains (4:26)
  • How women make decisions under stress (7:07)
  • How sticking your hand in a bucket of ice can help you make a less emotional decision (8:38)
  • The surprising research about the lies women tell (11:10)
  • How the women’s way of thinking is a creative superpower (15:18)
  Resources: Tracy’s website: https://www.tracyalloway.com/  Tracy’s book “Think Like a Girl”: https://www.zondervan.com/p/think-like-a-girl/#purchasenow