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EPISODE 79

Grooving on Cognitive Dissonance

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We met up with Kathleen Vohs, PhD at our Behavioral Grooves Meetup in Minneapolis on the evening that her op-ed article appeared in the…

EPISODE 78

Matt Loper: Helping Patients Adhere to Medication Plans

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In this episode, we spoke with Matt Loper, CEO and Co-Founder of Wellth, an app that helps people with chronic conditions improve their health…

EPISODE 77

Grooving: On Liking

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In this episode, Kurt and Tim explore Robert Cialdini’s Fifth Principles of Influence: Liking. In it, we groove on the very powerful tool for…

EPISODE 76

Nurit Nobel: De-Biasing the Recruiting Process

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In this episode, we spoke with Nurit Nobel, who is living in Stockholm, Sweden where she’s working on her PhD. Nurit is a co-founder…

EPISODE 75

Jonathan Mann: Integrating Behavioral Science into User Experience

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The role of the User Experience (UX) designer is growing in corporations around the world. UX Designers have a great deal of influence over…

EPISODE 74

Grooving: On Scarcity

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This episode is a discussion on the principle of scarcity. Kurt and Tim illuminate the power of this very fundamental effect in behavioral science…

EPISODE 73

Terry Esau: Carbon Fiber Therapist

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Terry Esau is the founder of Free Bikes 4 Kids, a non-profit based in Minneapolis that collects and distributes tens of thousands of bikes…

EPISODE 72

Roger Dooley: Friction and Engagement

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Roger Dooley is the author of Friction, his newest book that summarizes great examples of companies do good things to reduce friction for customers…

EPISODE 71

Alex Imas: Clawback Incentives and Tom Waits

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Alex Imas is an assistant professor of economics in the Social & Decision Sciences department at Carnegie Mellon’s Dietrich College. His research dovetails perfectly…

EPISODE 70

Grooving: The Uber Science Symposium

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On May 3, 2019, Kurt and Tim attended an invitation-only Science Symposium featuring a track on behavioral science at the San Francisco headquarters of…

EPISODE 69

Russell Golman: On Information Avoidance

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Russell Golman is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Economics and Decision Sciences in the Social & Decision Sciences Department at CMU.  His pioneering, interdisciplinary…

EPISODE 68

Julie Downs: From Sexual Health to the Sahel

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Julie Downs, PhD is an associate professor of psychology in the Social and Decision Sciences department at Carnegie Mellon’s Dietrich College and fits perfectly…

EPISODE 67

George Loewenstein: On a Functional Theory of Boredom

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George Loewenstein, PhD is the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Economics and Psychology in the Social and Decision Sciences Department in the Dietrich College…

EPISODE 66

Silvia Saccardo: Ethics of Decisions and Italian Rap

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Silvia Saccardo, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Social and Decision Sciences department in the Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences…

EPISODE 65

Grooving: Listeners, can you help us?

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At this writing, we’ve recorded and published 64 episodes of Behavioral Grooves and we’d like to make sure we’re on the right course for…

EPISODE 64

Danny Oppenheimer: Governance and Helicopter Parenting

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Daniel Oppenheimer, PhD, known to all as “Danny,” is a professor of psychology in the Social and Decision Sciences department in the Dietrich College…

EPISODE 63

Jeff Galak: High Heels and Hedonic Decline

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Jeff Galak, PhD is a professor at the Social and Decision Sciences department in the Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences at Carnegie…

EPISODE 62

Linda Babcock: Helping Women Build Better Careers at Carnegie Mellon

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This is the first in a series featuring researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Social and Decision Sciences (SDS) department in the Dietrich College of…

EPISODE 61

Amit Sood: The Ultimate Happiness Doctor

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Looking for a simple 5-step plan to be happier? Our guest has one. Amit Sood, PhD is an author and physician at the world-renowned…

EPISODE 60

Francesca Gino: Curiosity and Rebellion Makes Your Career

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Imagine a company where 100% of the employees are rebels – would it be chaotic or wonderful? Our guest from the Harvard Business School,…

EPISODE 59

Jeanie Whinghter and Afra Ahmad: Balance vs. Harmony

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In this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with two guests: Jeanie Whinghter, PhD and Afra Ahmad, PhD. Jeanie is the Chair of…

EPISODE 58

Michael Kaplan: Seeking Naysayers

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Michael Kaplan is a private equity and angel investor who was part owner and president of the wildly successful carpet cleaning franchise called Zerorez….

EPISODE 57

Grooving on Reciprocity

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This is the second episode in a series on the 6 Principles of Persuasion as identified by Robert Cialdini, PhD, in his 1984 book,…

EPISODE 56

Liz Fosslien: The Smile File

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Liz Fosslien is the co-author and illustrator of No Hard Feelings: The secret power of embracing emotions at work.  The book is a wickedly…

EPISODE 55

Luke Battye: The Peak-End Effect and Fast Food

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Luke Battye is a product/service consultant with a background in Experimental Psychology and innovation. Luke founded a behavioral design consultancy, called Sprint Valley in…

EPISODE 54

Saurabh Bhargava: A More Serene Path to Financial Wellbeing

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Saurabh Bhargava, PhD is a professor and researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and he joined us in the Behavioral Grooves studio during…

EPISODE 53

John Sweeney: Everything Is a Story

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John Sweeney is the author of Innovation at the Speed of Laughter: 8 Secrets to World Class Idea Generation, corporate keynote speaker, improvisational impresario,…

EPISODE 52

Rodd Wagner: This Episode Could Save Your Life

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The safety insights from our guest could save your life! Rodd Wagner is The New York Times bestselling author of the book “Widgets: The 12…

EPISODE 51

Thomas Steenburgh: How to Sell New Products

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Thomas Steenburgh, PhD is a senior professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean at the Darden School of Business at the University of…

EPISODE 50

Robert Cialdini, PhD: Littering, Egoism and Aretha Franklin

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Robert Cialdini, PhD is counted among the greatest psychological researchers alive today and his published works have been cited thousands of times. His New…

EPISODE 49

Grooving: Political Stalemates – Insights on Consistency

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This episode is first in a series called Exploring the Principles of Influence, named for Robert Cialdini, PhD’s principles in his 1984 book, Influence….

EPISODE 48

Ori Brafman: On Starfish, Burning Man and Efficient Markets

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In this episode, we had a discussion with Ori Brafman about decentralization and how our brains respond to cash and cocaine. Ori is a…

EPISODE 47

Barry Ritholtz: How to Reduce Evolutionary Panic

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In this special edition, we sat down with Barry Ritholtz, a Wall Street investment maven, host of the podcast Masters In Business, a regular…

EPISODE 46

Grooving on Too Much Stuff

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After the gift-giving holidays – Hanukkah and Christmas – homes and apartments are bursting at the seams with more stuff.  Knick-knacks, novelties, gewgaws, tchotchkes,…

EPISODE 45

Grooving: Top 10 Podcasts of 2018

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During 2018, Behavioral Grooves published 44 episodes and expanded our viewers into more than 90 countries. To celebrate our successful first year, Kurt and…

EPISODE 44

Sam Tatam: Smelling the Brand

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Sam Tatam is the behavioral strategy director at Ogilvy in London. Sam helps his clients develop new ways to manage behavioral issues they have…

EPISODE 43

Will Leach: Marketing to Mindstates

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Will Leach is a marketer, econometrician and author whose recent book, Marketing to Mindstates, captured our attention before it was even published. His clever,…

EPISODE 42

Grooving on: New Year’s Resolutions

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Every year, millions of people make resolutions at the start of the new year and researchers indicate that 91% of those resolutions are sunk…

EPISODE 41

Michael Hallsworth: From MINDSPACE to EAST

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In this episode, we spoke with Dr. Michael Hallsworth PhD, the Managing Director of the North American Behavioral Insights Team. We met up with…

EPISODE 40

Re-Grooving on Annie Duke

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This is a special Re-Grooving session for your speedy listening enjoyment. In this re-grooving episode, we are re-sharing the Grooving Session (only the Grooving…

EPISODE 39

Brian Ahearn: The Heart of Reciprocity

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Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence People, LLC, and one of only 20 Cialdini Method Certified Trainers in the world. Brian’s…

EPISODE 38

Linnea Gandhi: Crushing on Statistics

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University of Chicago MBA professor Linnea Gandhi talked with Kurt and Tim recently about her consulting work, her passion for statistics, grading papers and…

EPISODE 37

Grooving on Civil Discourse at the Thanksgiving Table

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Political discussions in many places around the world have become more contentious than at any time in our recent history. It seems almost impossible…

EPISODE 36

David Yokum: Science is Hard

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David Yokum may not be a household name but that shouldn’t stop you from listening. If you’ve ever wondered about police officer body cameras…

EPISODE 35

Grooving on Waiting: Why we don’t like to be idle

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While Kurt and Tim were waiting for a podcast interviewee to log in recently, we decided to discuss the behavioral and psychological aspects of waiting….

EPISODE 34

Koen Smets: The Altered Chord

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Koen Smets is not a household name, but it ought to be. Pronounced KEWN, our guest in this episode is Belgian by birth and…

EPISODE 33

Caroline Webb: Having a Good Day

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Caroline Webb is an overachiever. Oxford, Cambridge, Levy Economics Institute, McKinsey & Associates, Carnegie Hall performer, Davos World Economic Forum speaker. It’s an inspiring…

EPISODE 32

Grooving on Books: Our Top 10 Recommended books on Behavioral Science

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In this grooving session, Kurt and Tim discuss books that they believe every behavioral science nerd should (yes: should) read. Kurt was limited to 5…

EPISODE 31

Leaving the Matrix: Annie Duke and Insights into how you can improve your thinking!

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 Annie Duke’s latest book, Thinking in Bets, Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, is a masterful mash-up of her life…

EPISODE 30

Education: The Path to a More Prosperous Life with Sarita Parikh

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Sarita Parikh is the Senior Director of Consumer Experience and Strategy at GED Testing Service, a business that helps adults use education as a…

EPISODE 29

Beyond a Framework featuring Bri Williams

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Bri Williams is an Australian pioneer in the application of behavioral sciences. She was an early follower of Dan Ariely, BJ Fogg and Richard…

EPISODE 28

Grooving on Priming: How Your Socks Influence Your Behavior

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Priming is a technique whereby exposure to one stimulus influences a response to a subsequent stimulus without conscious guidance or intention. In other words,…

EPISODE 27

Grooving on Goals: The Magic of Goals

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Goals are as common and as misunderstood as mobile phones. We think we know how to use them, but we don’t get it right…

EPISODE 26

Ruchir Sehra on The Behavioral Effects of Sleep

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Ruchir Sehra is an entrepreneur, cardio physiologist, MBA and a curious and caring human being. Our interview with Ruchir was set in the discussion…

EPISODE 25

Facial Muscles Speak Louder Than Words with author Dan Hill

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Dan Hill, PhD, researcher, author and founder of Sensory Logic, shares his wit, wisdom and insights into behavioral sciences in our interview. Dan’s work is in…

EPISODE 24

April Seifert on Digital Exhaust Analysis and Gender Stereotyping

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April Seifert, PhD considers herself a multi-passionate person. In this episode, our conversation with her covered skydiving, motherhood, data nerdery, implicit bias assessments, gender…

EPISODE 23

Grooving on Self Identity

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In this episode on the mysterious world of self-identity and self-schema, we offer 4 tips on how you make the most of your self-identity….

EPISODE 22

Grooving on Cash vs. Non-Cash

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Kurt and Tim have experience in designing and implementing rewards programs for sales reps, channel partners and loyal customers as well as corporate recognition programs. In…

EPISODE 21

Grooving on Applying Behavioral Sciences at Your Office

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Kurt and Tim have decades of experience applying BS (behavioral sciences) in corporate environments (and non-profits) and this episode walks through some tips that…

EPISODE 20

The Teaspoon Hustle – Part 2 with Rob Burnett

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This podcast is Part 2 of a 2-part podcast. Our interview with Rob Burnet, founder of Well Told Story in Nairobi, Kenya went so well and so long that…

EPISODE 19

The Teaspoon Hustle – Part 1 with Rob Burnett

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This podcast is Part 1 of a 2-part podcast. Our interview with Rob Burnet, founder of Well Told Story in Nairobi, Kenya went so well…

EPISODE 18

Stars – Cores – Laggards – Better Incentives for Your Sales Reps featuring Dr. Michael Ahearne

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In this episode, we spoke with Michael Ahearne PhD, a professor and researcher at the University of Houston. Mike is an expert in sales…

EPISODE 17

The Accidental Behavioral Scientist with David Hussman

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From being a recording engineer at Prince’s Paisley Park studios, to playing with the big-hair metal band Slave Raider to founding a successful Agile…

EPISODE 16

Nudge-A-Thon with Dr. Christina Gravert

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Dr. Christina Gravert is a Post-Doc at the University of Gothenburg and Chief Behavioral Economist of Impactfully, a behavioral science consultancy. We talked to…

EPISODE 15

A New Leadership Model with Bain & Company’s Mark Horwitch

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In this episode, we spoke to Mark Horwitch, Partner for Co-Creation ~ Flexibility ~ Openness ~ Vision at Bain & Company about his remarkable new…

EPISODE 14

Grooving with Kurt & Tim – The 4 Drive Model

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When Kurt and Tim founded the Behavioral Grooves, we wanted to glean insights into the applications of behavioral sciences from world-renowned researchers and practitioners….

EPISODE 13

When Marketing Is Good, You Don’t See It

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This episode’s guest is Kyle Simenson, a marketing consultant who noted that ‘When marketing is good, you can’t see it.’ His comment instantly brought…

EPISODE 12

Mapping the Influence of Corporate Cultures – Silke Brittain

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When we started our conversation with Silke Brittain by talking about her thrill-seeking nature and her background in gymnastics, we couldn’t have predicted the deep conversation…

EPISODE 11

Growth Tribes and Pirate Funnels – Bernardo Nunes

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Bernardo Nunes, PhD believes that applying behavioral sciences to startups is the fastest way to get entrepreneurs up and running in a fast-changing world. At…

EPISODE 10

Changing the World One View at a Time – with Reddit superstar Kal Turnbull

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“One begins with a judgment and ends with a judgment, and the purpose of facts and figures is to come in between them is to…

EPISODE 9

Don’t Be Creepy – Data Transparency with Charlotte Blank

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Charlotte Blank, Chief Behavioral Officer at Maritz, says her job is ‘selling science.’ In this interview, held immediately before our meetup gathering in Minneapolis…

EPISODE 8

The Value of Understanding Microexpressions for Leaders

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Todd Fonseca is an executive in clinical research and communication for Medtronic and holds an interesting array of certifications including Certified Body Language Trainer….

EPISODE 7

The Employee Value Proposition at the NSA

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Chris Dobyns, the Human Capital Strategic Consultant in the Office of Human Resource Strategy & Program Design at the NSA (the National Security Agency),…

EPISODE 6

Applying the 4 Drive Model to Rewards & Recognition

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Many firms use rewards and incentives to motivate their reps. However, it was only when a complete audit of all the rewards and recognition tools…

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Using Behavioral Science to Save Lives with Anurag Vaish,TheFinalMile

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In this episode, we talk with Anurag Vaish, Co-Founder of TheFinalMile, one of the largest behavioral science consultancies in the world. TheFinalMile has offices in Mumbai…

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Grooving on Branding with Aaron Snyder, PhD from Lexicon

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In this episode, we spoke with Aaron Snyder, Director of Special Projects at Lexicon. Lexicon is one of the largest branding companies in the world.  They are…

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BG 3: Scott Jeffrey, PhD, Monmouth University

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In this episode, we discuss the concept of justifiability with one of its earliest researchers, Scott Jeffrey, PhD. Scott was early among researchers, including…

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Behavioral Grooves 2: Chad Emerson, President of The 421

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Chad Emerson founded The 421 to help people with addictions make better decisions. He focuses his comments on being “change ready” and the importance…

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Behavioral Grooves 1: James Heyman, PhD

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In the Behavioral Grooves first podcast, Kurt Nelson, PhD and Tim Houlihan interview James Heyman, PhD, a professor and researcher at the University of…