Behavioral Grooves Podcast
Behavioral Grooves Podcast
Kurt Nelson, PhD and Tim Houlihan
Stories, science and secrets from the world’s brightest thought-leaders. Behavioral Grooves is the podcast that satisfies your curiosity of why we do what we do. Explanations of human behavior that will improve your relationships, your wellbeing, and your organization by helping you find your groove.
Why You Don‘t Need to be Powerful to be Influential | Vanessa Bohns
To be influential you do not require power, but wielding your influence is powerful. Vanessa Bohns challenges us to examine our powers of persuasion and to recognize that we have more influence than we even realize.
Sep 26
1 hr 8 min
Leading Human™: How to Avoid Burnout and Create a Positive Organization
Employee burnout, The Great Resignation, Covid Safety Regulations; these are all major concerns for leaders in the workplace right now. But how can managers successfully navigate these stresses and still maintain productivity among staff? Leading Human™ is a comprehensive, science-backed guide to building a positive workplace geared for the forward-thinking leader. Learn more about Leading Human™ and how you can join the community in this episode.
Sep 19
19 min
Kwame Christian: On Compassionate Curiosity, Social Justice Conversations, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch [Republish Episode 178]
Find out how to become more effective in negotiations by managing our emotions and reframing negotiations as opportunities. We debunk the myth of the win-win negotiation – you guessed right: it’s a myth! Join our conversation with Kwame Christian, expert on negotiation and conflict who believes ”the best things in life are on the other side of difficult conversations.”
Sep 12
1 hr 20 min
Vaccinating the World: How Behavioral Science Helps. With Michael Coleman
How can behavioral science aid the mammoth task of vaccination the world against Covid? What common barriers cause vaccine hesitancy in populations around the globe? And how can behavioral design overcome them?  Michael Coleman, co-founder and director of the global behavioral design agency, Common Thread discusses how they design human-centered solutions to address public health crises across the globe.
Sep 5
55 min
Can People Learn to be Better at Thinking? With Richard E. Nisbett
Few psychologists in the world have contributed more to scientific discovery than our guest Richard E. Nisbett. Alongside social psychologist Tim Wilson, the two made the ground-breaking observation that we can only identify "what people think about how they think" but not "how they really think." Join our podcast conversation with Richard to explore how we can improve our thinking, reasoning and decision making.
Aug 29
1 hr 15 min
Do We Control Situations or Do Situations Control Us? With John Bargh
Can we control our behavior? How much does the situation we’re in control us? If we CAN prime people to behave a certain way, is it even ethical? Dr John Bargh, the world expert on the unconscious mind, gives us fresh insight on the influences that control our behavior.
Aug 22
1 hr 16 min
Stanford Prison Experiment, 50 Years On: What Have We Really Learnt? With Dr Philip Zimbardo
Movies, newspaper articles, textbooks and TV shows; social psychology controversy has surrounded the Stanford Prison Experiment ever since it was conducted in 1971. Now on the 50th Anniversary, listen to our unique interview with the man who orchestrated it; Dr Philip Zimbardo PhD. Was the experiment designed to measure the corruption of power? Or were participants influenced by the context of the experiment itself and pressured into performing a role? How exactly did the environment influence the behavior of the participants, including Dr Philip Zimbardo himself?
Aug 15
40 min
[INTERVIEW] Are You More Honest with Google or Your Friends? With Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
The truth is we divulge more information to Google than we do to our friends, our family or even our doctors. So what do search trends in Google tell us about ourselves and our society? Bestselling author of Everybody Lies, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, tells us how data can unlock the keys to happier relationships and even how to better parent our children.
Aug 8
1 hr 1 min
[GROOVING SESSION] Are You More Honest with Google or Your Friends? With Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Are we more likely to be truthful in certain contexts? Is lying a useful delusion? How do the connections we make with others affect our relationships and our children? Tim and Kurt chat about these questions and more in this Grooving Session, which follows on from our interview episode with Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of the bestselling book Everybody Lies.
Aug 8
30 min
[INTERVIEW] Does Money Really Make You Happy? The Research with Johannes Haushofer
Does winning the lottery make you happier? What research links are there between poverty and our mental health? Our guest, Johannes Haushofer has researched the psychological effects money has on our well-being and on our society.
Aug 1
51 min
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