35 episodes

How can we change behavior in practice? Listen in as hosts Samuel Salzer and Aline Holzwarth speak with leading experts on all things behavioral science, design and beyond. The Behavioral Design Podcast from Habit Weekly and the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University provides a fun and engaging way to learn about applied behavioral science and how to design for behavior change in practice.

The Behavioral Design Podcast Samuel Salzer

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How can we change behavior in practice? Listen in as hosts Samuel Salzer and Aline Holzwarth speak with leading experts on all things behavioral science, design and beyond. The Behavioral Design Podcast from Habit Weekly and the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University provides a fun and engaging way to learn about applied behavioral science and how to design for behavior change in practice.

    2021 in Review – Season 2 Finale! ✨

    2021 in Review – Season 2 Finale! ✨

    We've reached the end of season 2 - yay! 🎉 In this finale, we sit down and nerd out about all things behavioral as an intervention to help Aline overcome her recent existential crisis. We explore what we have learned about human behavior in 2021, whether being happy is important, ethical challenges in the field, how we can create a bigger impact, and, our course, we complete a final round of overrated vs. underrated.

    Thanks to you, our listeners for supporting us this year! We really appreciate it 😊🙏

    Relevant links

    Effective Altruism


    About EA
    8000 Hours
    GiveWell
    The Effective Altruism Behavioral Science Newsletter

    Research mentioned:


    A Psychologically Rich Life: Beyond Happiness and Meaning
    The Psychology of (In)Effective Altruism
    How Effective Altruism Can Help Psychologists Maximize Their Impact
    What works to increase charitable donations? A meta-review with meta-meta-analysis

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    The song used is Murgatroyd by David Pizzaro. 


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    Existential Questions with Lindsay Juarez

    Existential Questions with Lindsay Juarez

    In this episode, we speak with Irrational Labs' Lindsay Juarez about big questions in behavioral science, how to reduce misinformation on TikTok, and the importance of communities.

    Lindsay is Director at Irrational Labs, working on understanding and improving people's ability to take the daily behaviors that lead to happier, healthier, and wealthier lives. She was previously Senior Behavioral Researcher roles at the Center for Advanced Hindsight and has long experience helping companies use data and behavioral science insights to create and test more effective products and processes to drive behavior change.

    We had a fun conversation with Lindsay about everything existential in behavioral science, including the real impact of our field and how necessary are experiments, really? She also shares insights from a recent project aimed at reducing misinformation on TikTok. Enjoy!

    Relevant links about Lindsay


    Website
    Social Media: LinkedIn & Twitter
    TikTok whitepaper
    Tim Wilson Article

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    • 45 min
    Digital Health Behavior with Ingrid Melvær Paulin

    Digital Health Behavior with Ingrid Melvær Paulin

    In this episode, we speak with Ingrid Melvær Paulin about all things digital health behavior, Gamification, and the right behavior change metrics.

    Ingrid is Director of Behavioral Insights at UnitedHealth Group. She applied behavioral science across vast areas of digital health behavior change, including previously being Director of Behavioral Insights at Rally Health and holding Senior Behavioral Researcher roles at the Center for Advanced Hindsight and Irrational Labs. She's also an amazing skier.

    We had a fun conversation with Ingrid about everything digital health behavior and beyond, including the importance of focusing on the right behaviors, ways Gamification can backfire, her famous spreadsheet of BS companies around the world, and much more. Enjoy!

    Relevant links about Ingrid


    Organizations spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Vtq-3NAqGrIJA155ATXrnogr0q3Q-TFYd8IdqnpxJxQ/edit?pli=1#gid=182512263
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingrid-melvær-paulin-27543647/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ingridmpaulin?lang=en
    Medium: https://medium.com/@ingrid.melvaer

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    • 46 min
    Elements of Choice with Eric J. Johnson

    Elements of Choice with Eric J. Johnson

    In this episode, we speak with Eric J. Johnson about all things choice architecture and choice engines.

    Eric is professor at Columbia Business School at Columbia University and Director of the Center for Decision Sciences. His recently published book The Elements of Choice is a fascinating exploration of decision-making research revealing how choices are designed—and why it’s so important to understand their inner workings.

    We had a fun conversation with Eric about everything choice architecture and beyond, including how to provide the right amount of options, the attributes of a good choice engine, and that there's no neutral choice architecture – the environment is always influencing our decisions one way or another. We also ask Eric to redesign popular digital products, including Tinder, Netflix, and Amazon. 

    Relevant links


    Eric's website
    Twitter
    Book: The Elements of Choice

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    • 43 min
    Subtract w/ Gabe Adams & Leidy Klotz

    Subtract w/ Gabe Adams & Leidy Klotz

    In this episode, we speak with the fantastic research duo Gabrielle Adams and Leidy Klotz about their work on the science of less: subtraction.

    Their research on the science of problem-solving has identified this fascinating bias against subtraction. In other words, when we solve problems, we tend to favor adding things over subtracting things, even when subtraction offers a better solution. We have a massive subtraction blindspot.

    We had a great discussion, exploring all aspects of subtraction, from their research to tips for how teams and individuals can overcome it and why "jeggings" are severely underrated. Enjoy!

    Related links:


    Their Nature research paper
    Leidy's book - Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less
    Gabe's website
    Leidy's website

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    • 53 min
    No Hard Feelings with Liz Fosslien

    No Hard Feelings with Liz Fosslien

    In this episode, we speak with Liz Fosslien about how to make work better using nudges (and feelings!). 

    Liz is the co-author and illustrator of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book No Hard Feelings and she's an expert on how to make work better. As the Head of Content at Humu, she uses behavioral science to help leaders and their teams make meaningful improvements. She's also a master illustrator and we'd be surprised if you haven't seen her "sprinkles of insights" across your social media feeds.

    We have a wonderful discussion, exploring how to make work life better, managing #WFH, why we might benefit from being less passionate about work and how the nudge engine at Humu helps people work together better. 

    Related links:


    Liz's website
    Follow Liz on Instagram, LinkedIn & Twitter.
    Her book: No Hard Feelings 
    Check out Humu
    IKEA containers

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    • 49 min

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