327 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 • 14 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 To Redesign Social Media Better So That It’s Actually Sociable

    How To Redesign Social Media Better So That It’s Actually Sociable

    The web was intended to be a way of creating genuine connections with others, but we’re all sadly familiar with the detrimental ways it can be used to spread misinformation. A team of experts at Prosocial Design Network is now using evidence-based behavioral insights to redesign social media interactions, to bring out the best of us online.

    • 55 min
    Groove Track | Tale of Two Markets: Do We Help People Only For Money Or Candy?

    Groove Track | Tale of Two Markets: Do We Help People Only For Money Or Candy?

    Would you help change a stranger’s tire? How about if they offered you $20?  Or, what if instead of money, they offered you some candy?
    Kurt and Tim take a deep look at James Heyman and Dan Ariely’s landmark study called, “Effort for Payment: A Tale of Two Markets” in this fun Groove Track.

    • 14 min
    Why Do Good People Let Bad Things Happen? With Max Bazerman

    Why Do Good People Let Bad Things Happen? With Max Bazerman

    We find it easy to condemn wrongdoers, after they’ve been called out. But why do we often let unethical behavior occur around us, and not speak out? If we take a step back from the idea of there being one “bad apple”, we realize that with any wrongdoing, there is a collection of people who have been complicit in the behavior. World famous behavioral scientist Max Bazerman discusses why there is so much fear about speaking up.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    A Proven Way Expectations Can Unlock A More Positive Life | David Robson

    A Proven Way Expectations Can Unlock A More Positive Life | David Robson

    How we think about the world can drastically influence how we navigate through it. Cutting edge research proves that reframing our mindset to be more positive, even in the light of negative events, can significantly alter how our brain responds. Join bestselling author David Robson for a deep dive into his new book The Expectation Effect.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Grooving on Cheating: Kurt, Tim, Christian Hunt, and Koen Smets

    Grooving on Cheating: Kurt, Tim, Christian Hunt, and Koen Smets

    Cheating is all around us. Is it on the rise? It appears to be so, but why? Christian Hunt, the founder and host of Human Risk Podcast, and Koen Smets, a London-based behavioral scientist, discuss the dodgy travails of the human condition using examples of cheating in chess, walleye fishing, cycling, and even among behavioral scientists. 
    Join us for an invigorating discussion on why we cheat - and we all do - from Abbey Road Studios in London. 
    Human Risk Podcast: https://www.human-risk.com/podcast 
    Koen Smets on Medium: https://koenfucius.medium.com/
    Fishing Scandal: https://youtu.be/xSta3wFK15Y 
    Chess Scandal: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/05/1126915049/hans-niemann-is-accused-of-cheating-in-more-than-100-chess-games-hes-playing-tod 
    Bike Race Scandal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_doping 
    DataColada on Bad Behavioral Science: https://datacolada.org/98 
     
     

    • 37 min
    Can You Unlearn History And Still Love Your Country? With Dolly Chugh

    Can You Unlearn History And Still Love Your Country? With Dolly Chugh

    Learning ALL the parts of our country’s history can be very uncomfortable. Not just in the US, but around the world, there are usually very dark parts of our past that many of us would rather brush over because it doesn’t marry up with the sterilized version of what we were taught when we were younger. Our wonderful guest on this episode, Dolly Chugh discusses her wonderful new book “A More Just Future: Psychological Tools for Reckoning with Our Past and Driving Social Change”.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 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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