329 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
    • 4.9 • 87 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.

    Do One Small Thing Every Day That Scares You | Scott Simon

    Do One Small Thing Every Day That Scares You | Scott Simon

    Exercising your courage muscle every day and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, can have transform yourself and those around you. Learn how to embrace fear, and stay motivated when we face failure with Scare Your Soul author, Scott Simon.

    • 57 min
    Want To Join A Secret Club? With Michael F. Schein

    Want To Join A Secret Club? With Michael F. Schein

    If you were sent an exclusive invite to a secret society, would you accept? The “hype artist” Michael F. Schein, talks with Kurt and Tim about the allure of joining an exclusive, secret club.

    • 48 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

See Allie Go ,

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!

GratitudeGrowthGiving ,

Dana Suskind - A Delightfully Brilliant Episode

Dana was an incredibly insightful and enthusiastic guest on Behavioral Grooves! She’s spot on in identifying, describing, and prescribing ways to improve the childhood development for our families, communities, and the nation. I immediately went out and got her book, Parent Nation, and am enjoying the expansion of her ideas and thinking.

mkzub ,

Love this podcast

So insightful, with wonderfully intelligent guests and great rapport between all of them. (Admittedly, I have only listened to two episodes so far.. but had to give my input on them..)

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