Psychologist Timothy Leary is the father of the psychedelic movement of the 1960s and its experiments with mind-altering drugs. In 1960, Leary joined the faculty of Harvard at the Center for Personality Research, where he analyzed the effects of psychedelics and personality. As part of his research, introduced L.S.D. and other psychedelic drugs to many, and also used them himself. Leary was eventually asked to leave the university, and later served time in jail on drug charges. After his release, Leary went a tour debating one of his nemeses, G. Gordon Liddy.
Clinical Psychologist Judith S. Wallerstein. She is widely considered the world's foremost authority on the effects of divorce. Wallerstein is the co-author of Second Chances: Men, Women, and Children a Decade after Divorce. Her new book The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts (Houghton Mifflin), which she co-wrote with Sandra Blakeslee, takes a look at marriages that work. Wallerstein is the founder and executive director of the Center for the Family in Transition. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)
Psychologist John Gottman talks about what are some of the key factors that lead to either a good or bad marriage. He has studied hundreds of marriages, and found common behaviors that happy couples share. Gottman is author of "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail," "What Predicts Divorce" and "The Heart of Parenting." Gottman is a professor of psychology at the University of Washington. (Rebroadcast from 5/5/97)
He's helped many people through painful passages in their lives. And he's faced his own: Since a near-fatal auto accident in 1979, he's been paralyzed from the chest down. Gottlieb has had nearly three decades to come to terms with the changed circumstances of his body — but now, he fears, that body may be growing tired.