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 Never Feel Good Enough As A Perfectionist | Thomas Curran
Conscientiousness, perseverance and meticulousness are all words associated with perfectionism. But perfectionism comes from a deeper sense of inadequacy, of not feeling good enough. Constantly striving to prove yourself leads to anxiety, depression and burnout. Researcher Thomas Curran describes perfectionism in detail, why it’s getting worse and what we can do about it.
Overcome Chronic Busyness With A Growth Mindset | Eduardo Briceño
Doing, doing, doing. We can get stuck in a perpetual state of busyness to get things done. But being in a chronic “performance zone” can lead to stagnation over time. The “learning zone”, however, is when we take a step back to reflect on our experiences and look for ways to improve. That’s where a growth mindset comes in - actually believing that we can get better.
Volunteering for Well-Being: How Team Rubicon Helps Volunteers and Communities | David Burke and Patti Norberg
Volunteering improves psychological well-being. Team Rubicon has researched this positive effect, not just on the communities it serves, but also on the well-being of its 170,000 volunteers. The organization applies military expertise and speed to provide fast response and social support to those who have suffered a disaster. We learn from David Burke and Patti Norberg about the many benefits they have found with volunteering.
Our Quest to Feel Significant And How It Affects Our Behavior | Arie Kruglanski PhD
We all want to feel significant. This drive for significance ultimately fuels all of our cognition, emotions, and actions. Distinguished psychologist Arie Kruglanski discusses motivation versus cognition, goal systems, radicalization, and his recent work on the quest for significance.
How Best to Create a Culture of Learning | Sarah Nicholl
Learning is like exercise. Once you develop a healthy habit, you need to keep going! But how do you foster a learning culture in your organization? Sarah Nicholl addresses the role of leadership, AI, context and habit formation in this discussion about her book “Learning Habits”.
Imperfectly Perfect: The Science of Human Decision Making | Lionel Page
Human decision making is not perfectly rational. There can, in fact, be benefits to the biases we hold. Lionel Page PhD discusses rationality, completeness, and how humans make decisions based on anticipated utility and loss aversion.
Thoughtful and Enlightening!
I’ve now listened to a dozen episodes, and every one of them has been thoughtful and enlightening. Also, completely relatable to every day life. Like discovering a binge-worthy TV show (only better), glad to see I have hundreds of episodes left to stream. Look forward to the journey of behavioral science discovery with Kurt and Tim!
These guys are the best!
Always adding to my book collection
I really appreciate Kurt & Tims interview style & recap portion! It’s sincerely curious and genuinely enjoyable to listen. Guests genuinely seem to have a good conversation.
Plus, I’m finding new book titles-so thank you for sharing!