33 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.

    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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    The song used is Murgatroyd by David Pizzaro. 


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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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    The song used is Murgatroyd by David Pizzaro. 


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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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    The song used is Murgatroyd by David Pizzaro. 


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    • 49 min
    Conspiracy Theories with Dan Ariely

    Conspiracy Theories with Dan Ariely

    In this episode, we speak with none other than Dan Ariely.

    We assume most of our listeners are already familiar with Dan's work, and we cover plenty of ground in this fun and enlightening episode. You can expect to learn about why Dan began receiving death threats from COVID deniers, strategies for overcoming vaccination hesitancy, the promise of psychedelics for treating mental health, and lessons from Dan's personal journey. We also talk about couscous! 

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    The song used is Murgatroyd by David Pizzaro. 


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    • 55 min
    The Power of Us with Jay Van Bavel

    The Power of Us with Jay Van Bavel

    In this episode, we speak with Jay Van Bavel about all things identity.

    Jay is Professor at NYU and Director of the Social Identity & Morality Lab. His book "The Power of Us," co-authored with Dominic Packer, was just released on September 7th. It's a fascinating read that looks into how we can understand and harness our shared identities for personal and collective success.

    In this episode, we have a fun conversation with Jay about everything identity, including why we contain multitudes and how the social needs of belonging, uniqueness and status impact our identity. We also discuss how identity can be a double-edged sword, both able to spark unity and (sometimes) create division, and why bumper stickers are overrated.

    Relevant links


    Jay's website, Twitter, LinkedIn &, Instagram
    Book: The Power of Us 
    Robbers Cave Experiment

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    The song used is Murgatroyd by David Pizzaro. 


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    • 42 min

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