311 episodes

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.

Behavioral Grooves Podcast Kurt Nelson, PhD and Tim Houlihan

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

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.

    How Do Incentives Actually Impact Motivation? | Dr Indranil Goswami PhD

    How Do Incentives Actually Impact Motivation? | Dr Indranil Goswami PhD

    Incentives can improve motivation. But what actually happens when the incentive is removed? An influential body of research previously suggested that extrinsic rewards have a negative impact on intrinsic motivation. However, more recent studies show this not to be the case over the long term. Our guest, Dr Indranil Goswami PhD, talks us through the longer term effects of temporary incentives and the implications for motivating behavior change.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Groove Track: Cab Driver Study

    Groove Track: Cab Driver Study

    Why can’t you find a New York cab on a rainy day? Well, Kurt and Tim explore that question by taking a deep dive into one of the classic studies in behavioral science in this fun Groove Track!

    • 9 min
    Can You Really Love Things As Much As People? With Aaron Ahuvia

    Can You Really Love Things As Much As People? With Aaron Ahuvia

    Love connects us to things in a deep way. But when we say we love our car, or we love our favorite beach, or we love our children, the love we express for each of those things is very different. So can we really love things as much as we love people?

    • 54 min
    The Loss of Common Sense: How To Gain A Little Perspective | Martin Lindstrom

    The Loss of Common Sense: How To Gain A Little Perspective | Martin Lindstrom

    Disembarking people from a plane, row by row during the height of COVID, but then cramming all the passengers into a bus to the terminal…where is the common sense in that? Best selling author Martin Lindstrom laments that we are drowning in bureaucracy and that technology is contributing to the death of common sense in society.

    • 43 min
    • video
    Groove Track | Mind Over Milkshakes: Why Expectations Matter A Lot

    Groove Track | Mind Over Milkshakes: Why Expectations Matter A Lot

    A deep dive into the 2011 paper “Mind Over Milkshakes: Mindsets, Not Just Nutrients, Determine Ghrelin Response.” This quick, fun, deep-dive will provide you with a greater understanding of this psychological phenomenon and highlight what it means for how we think about marketing, leadership, and our experience with products.

    • 9 min
    Trust Your Gut? Only If The Data Supports It | Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

    Trust Your Gut? Only If The Data Supports It | Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

    When making big decisions, people often go with what feels right - who we marry, where we live, what career we pursue. We base these decisions on our gut instinct. But what if our gut is biased, misinformed or quite simply wrong?

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

jessicam254 ,

Easy going, accessible, and heart warming!

I’ve been listening to these guys for a couple of years and find them to be such a joy! As a non-behavioural scientist with an interest in this subject, I find their topics and interviews really easy to get to grips with, and their analysis and breakdown sessions after some interviews is super helpful. Not to be too gushy, but what makes this for me is how nice these guys are! I always have such a nice time tuning in, and they’re so humble in their approach to this podcast. Highly recommend!

Cotswolds doglover ,

Exceptional podcast

Such a generous, wise, fun, warm-hearted podcast. Full of fascinating interviews with experts in behavioural science, and delivered with an ease which makes the episodes a joy (yes joy!) to listen to. I’ve learnt masses and have also had many hours of pleasure in the company of the delightful Tim and Kurt.

BeSci fan ,

Fabulous podcast

The presenters are fun and engaging and get the most out of their guests. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Behavioral Science!

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