The Behavioral Grooves' Podcast
By Kurt Nelson, PhD & Tim Houlihan
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The Behavioral Grooves is a discussion focused on the application of behavioral sciences. Kurt Nelson, PhD and Tim Houlihan interview researchers and academics as well as practitioners in the behavioral science fields. Our conversations are lively and spontaneous and we conclude each podcast with a grooving session recorded after each of the interviews where we reflect on the interview and the topics we discussed.
||CleanGrooving on Books: Our Top 10 Recommended books on Behavioral Science||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 picks, but didn't stay in the lines, and Tim was also limited to 5 picks and did stay in the lines. (#||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeaving the Matrix:Annie Duke and Insights into how you can improve your thinking!||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 as a researcher, poker player and charitable organization founder. In it, she explores new ideas on how to m||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation: The Path to a More Prosperous Life with Sarita Parikh||Sarita Parikh is the Senior Director of Consumer Experience and Strategy at GED Testing Service, a business that helps adults use education as a path to a better life. The GED, or General Education Development, is a series of tests administered in the U||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond a Framework featuring Bri Williams||Bri Williams is an Australian pioneer in the application of behavioral sciences. She was an early follower of Dan Ariely, BJ Fogg and Richard Thaler, but soon believed the business community needed something more than a framework: they needed tools. She||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrooving on Priming: How Your Socks Influence Your Behavior||Priming is a technique whereby exposure to one stimulus influences a response to a subsequent stimulus without conscious guidance or intention. In other words, it’s a subconscious influence on our behavior. And it’s powerful. In this grooving sessio||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrooving on Goals: The Magic of Goals||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 every time. And if we were asked to explain how they work, we’d be clueless. In this grooving session, Kurt and Tim discuss the ma||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Behavioral Effects of Sleep with Dr. Ruchir Sehra||Ruchir Sehra is an entrepreneur, cardio physiologist, MBA and a curious and caring human being. Our interview with Ruchir was set in the discussion of Resonea, Inc’s new product, Drowzle. This phone-based app analyzes sleep patterns in the comfort of||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFacial Muscles Speak Louder Than Words with author Dan Hill||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 facial coding - a diagnostic methodology that connects emotions to the expressions of the||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDigital Exhaust Analysis and Gender Stereotyping with Dr. April Seifert||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 stereotyping and, of course, digital exhaust analysis. April's diss||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrooving on Self Identity||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. 1. Fake it 'till you make it. 2. Insure your self talk is positive and future focused. 3. Create small wins an||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrooving on Cash vs. Non-Cash||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 this episode, we discuss the not-so-intuitive value of non-cash rewards for||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrooving on Applying Behavioral Sciences at Your Office||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 YOU can use to apply BS (behavioral sciences) to your workspace. We talk about sales ince||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Teaspoon Hustle - Part 2 with Rob Burnett||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 we decided to break it into two separate podcasts. Part 2 begins with a Seth Godin story and gets||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Teaspoon Hustle - Part 1 with Rob Burnett||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 and so long that we decided to break it into two separate podcasts. In this episode, Part 1, we tee up the work that Ro||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStars - Cores - Laggards - Better Incentives for Your Sales Reps featuring Dr. Michael Ahearne||In this episode, we spoke with Michael Ahearne PhD, a professor and researcher at the University of Houston. Mike is an expert in sales incentives, so we talked about the behavioral issues that come to light with – mostly – bad incentive design. Mi||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Accidental Behavioral Scientist with David Hussman||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 coaching business called Dev Jam, David Hussman has been forging his way one untraditional step at a ti||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNudge-A-Thon with Dr. Christina Gravert||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 her from Gothenburg, Sweden, and we had a very interesting conversation about nudging. Chri||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA New Leadership Model with Bain & Company's Mark Horwitch||In this episode, we spoke to Mark Horwitch, Partner for Co-Creation ~ Flexibility ~ Openness ~ Vision at Bain & Company about his remarkable new leadership model developed at Bain. Leaders at Bain selected Mark to lead a team to develop a new leader||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrooving with Kurt & Tim - The 4 Drive Model||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. So far, so good! In this shorter episode, rather than interviewing a guest, we||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Marketing Is Good, You Don't See It||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 questions of malevolent and benevolent use of marketing data along with intention and the line||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Science Changing Lives
Tim and Kurt have a knack for finding great guests that both dig into the science while keeping it light and fun. The power of language as explored through their Lexicon interview was fascinating and the ability of behavioral science to SAVE lives as demonstrated by the Mumbai train project is amazing; big takeaway from this was the power of environment to shape massive behavior change,
And as a bonus, if you are a music lover, their grooving on various currently little known artists is a treat.
The power of people
Want to know about what makes people tick...how about what makes you yourself tick...better yet might you be MOST interested in how people interact with you to get the most out of what THEY want?
Now I bet this has your attention...
This pod along with their guests get right into the gooey center of how human behavior works.
Just promise you won’t use it for evil and world domination ;-)
Science + Fun = Great podcast!
Tim and Kurt do an awesome job talking behavioral science with great guests. Every episode you learn something new and also laugh. One of my favorite podcasts!
Make sure to check them out and if in the Twin Cities checkout their Behavioral Grooves Meetup.