63 episodes

Can we learn to make smarter choices? Listen in as host Katy Milkman--behavioral scientist, Wharton professor, and author of How to Change--shares stories of high-stakes decisions and what research reveals they can teach us. Choiceology, an original podcast from Charles Schwab, explores the lessons of behavioral economics to help you improve your judgment and change for good.

Season 1 of Choiceology was hosted by Dan Heath, bestselling author of Made to Stick and Switch.

Podcasts are for informational purposes only. This channel is not monitored by Charles Schwab. Please visit schwab.com/contactus for contact options. (0321-1S88)

Choiceology with Katy Milkman Charles Schwab

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    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

Can we learn to make smarter choices? Listen in as host Katy Milkman--behavioral scientist, Wharton professor, and author of How to Change--shares stories of high-stakes decisions and what research reveals they can teach us. Choiceology, an original podcast from Charles Schwab, explores the lessons of behavioral economics to help you improve your judgment and change for good.

Season 1 of Choiceology was hosted by Dan Heath, bestselling author of Made to Stick and Switch.

Podcasts are for informational purposes only. This channel is not monitored by Charles Schwab. Please visit schwab.com/contactus for contact options. (0321-1S88)

    Out of Proportion: With Guests Damon Lesmeister & Kelly Shue

    Out of Proportion: With Guests Damon Lesmeister & Kelly Shue

    Many of the decisions we make require us to compare numbers. Which car is most fuel efficient? How is a stock performing relative to the market? How risky is one medication versus another? A problem arises when we fail to make these comparisons in the right units.

    In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at the mistakes we make when we overweight absolute numbers and neglect their relative value.

    • 33 min
    Choiceology's Guide to Nudges

    Choiceology's Guide to Nudges

    Nudges are all around you. They might help you choose your meal at a restaurant, navigate a busy airport terminal, or start saving for the future. But nudges are often subtle, so you might not notice them until they’re pointed out.

    In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we’re doing things a little differently. This episode is your guide to the many ways nudges have changed the world for the better.

    • 39 min
    More Than a Feeling: With Guests Jamie Wall, Mona Krewel & Alex Edmans

    More Than a Feeling: With Guests Jamie Wall, Mona Krewel & Alex Edmans

    While it’s nice to think of ourselves as rational decision-makers, more often than not, emotion plays a role in how we decide. Some people may spend more on a new car when the weather is nice. Others may take bigger risks than normal after indulging in a sweet dessert. Some may make rash choices following a disappointing end to their favorite TV series.

    In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at how positive or negative sentiment from one part of your life can spill over and affect decisions in another.

    • 36 min
    Second-Guessing First Impressions: With Guests Allen Sarven & Richard Nisbett

    Second-Guessing First Impressions: With Guests Allen Sarven & Richard Nisbett

    When we judge someone, rarely do we stop to consider how their particular situation likely played a large role in guiding their actions.

    • 32 min
    Less Is More: With Guests Ryan McFarland & Gabrielle Adams

    Less Is More: With Guests Ryan McFarland & Gabrielle Adams

    Supply chain issues and income inequality notwithstanding, we live in an age of abundance. Our closets overflow with clothing. Many children have more toys than they could possibly enjoy. Garages are filled with sporting gear. Offices are cluttered with gadgets. And even our calendars are packed with meetings and tasks. It can all be a bit much.

    In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at a bias that leads us to add to our collections and to-do lists but neglect to remove unnecessary or unhelpful items.

    • 34 min
    A Clean Slate: With Guests John Beshears, Richard Thaler & Ray Zahab (Rebroadcast)

    A Clean Slate: With Guests John Beshears, Richard Thaler & Ray Zahab (Rebroadcast)

    For many people, the start of a new year is an occasion to re-examine their lives, to set new goals and to give up old habits. Making New Year’s resolutions is something of a social ritual, but we see similar behaviors around other significant dates, as well--such as birthdays and anniversaries and the changing of seasons. And while it can be argued that all of these dates are arbitrary, studies show that they can still give you a head start in achieving your goals.

    In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we examine the common but not always rational phenomenon whereby people divide their lives into chapters. We look at ways to leverage this phenomenon to make better choices.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

FrannyMV ,

Brilliant Show! Bravo Dr Katy Milkman!

If you are looking for the latest information around social psychology and overall becoming more self-aware you will LOVE Choiceology. Dr Katy Milkman does a terrific job of making the episodes inspiring and practical in the information guests provide.

mtnguy1 ,

Basic and Elementary

Very basic

FalouBicho ,

Vocal Fry

The content of the podcast is brilliant. Unfortunately, Katy Milkman did not make any effort, apparently, to fix her severe vocal fry at the end of sentences. Her vocal fry is so intense that we get distracted. Despite being outstanding, it is quite uncomfortable to listen to this podcast.
Please seek a speech therapist!

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