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Behavioral Grooves Podcast

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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 yourRead more

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Focus More on HOW to Think, and Less on WHAT to Think | Dr. Howard Rankin PhD

Nov 28 • 01:08:22

If we are open minded, we challenge our beliefs and accept that our thinking can, at times, be misguided. After all, our thoughts are merely a function of our personal habits, experiences and internal communication. Dr Howard Rankin PhD encourages us to recognize the value of critical thinking, and become more aware of our own consciousness....

Need a Laugh to Get Through Your Workday? Dan Hill

Nov 24 • 37:41

Need a respite from the work day grind? Join the fun on this episode for a light-hearted take on workplace humor. Dan Hill delivers a real tongue-in-cheek take on the corporate lingo and jargon that infiltrates our workplaces. But with every joke he makes, there is a pang of truth: “emojis; the feelings you would be having at work if they were allowed.”...

Feeling Fearful: Why People Seek Out Conspiracy Theories | Eric Oliver

Nov 21 • 01:25:48

What makes us more likely to believe in conspiracy theories? Can our religious beliefs or political affiliations determine whether we're less likely to believe in scientific facts? Why are health conspiracy theories some of the most widely believed notions? We revisit a conversation with Eric Oliver who talks us through the factors that drive people towards conspiracy theo...

Why We Are More Vulnerable To Harmful Conspiracy Theories Than We Think | Andy Norman

Nov 14 • 59:02

Misinformation is like a virus, spreading quickly and propagating in a way that doesn’t benefit its host. Andy Noman describes harmful ideas as acting like “mind parasites” that deploy clever tactics to infect our thinking by circumventing our mental immune systems. And we’re even more susceptible to bad ideas than we realize. ...

Conspiracy Theories: How To Talk to A Science Denier | Lee McIntyre

Nov 7 • 01:28:01

Our Conspiracy Theories Series continues this month with Lee McIntyre, author of the new book "How to Talk to a Science Denier". To gather research for the book, Lee attended a flat earth convention to understand more about the followers who believe in the flat earth conspiracy. He shares what he learnt with with us....

Conspiracy Theories: Hidden Brain‘s Shankar Vedantam | The Delusion of Nations

Nov 3 • 14:53

Host of Hidden Brain podcast, Shankar Vedantam talks with us about the powers: both useful and harmful, of our delusional thinking. Nations are an example of useful delusions; they are an entirely human-made construct, yet they can present us with a unifying, shared identity. ...

Halloween Special: Grooving on Scary Biases

Oct 31 • 18:39

Listen to Kurt and Tim’s spooky Halloween Special about some common biases that can seem a bit scary. But don’t fear, the scariest thing about this episode is actually Kurt and Tim’s jokes! Find out why some biases are a bit spooky, what makes us susceptible to them, and most importantly how we can overcome them. ...

Why Does Rude Behavior Really Bother Us So Much? | Trevor Foulk PhD

Oct 27 • 01:11:02

Rudeness is contagious, in a similar way to a virus. When experiencing a rude encounter, our brain perceives it like a threat. And once we’ve tuned in to this low-level threat, we’re more likely to notice it around us, and therefore more likely to display rude behavior ourselves....

Helping People To Assemble Better Decisions | Eric J. Johnson

Oct 24 • 01:18:12

How do we make decisions? What factors influence the final outcome? Do default settings change our preferences? Every decision we make; from choosing something on a menu to deciding whether to be an organ donor, is influenced by our environmental context and the default selections presented to us. ...

Anxiety at Work: Why We Feel It and How To Manage It | Chester Elton

Oct 17 • 01:04:40

Anxiety in the workplace has always been present, even pre-pandemic but rates of anxiety, particularly among young employees, have worsened since 2020. So what obligation do organizations have to their employees' mental health? How can managers recognize the signs of anxiety, and how can we help our colleagues with those feelings?...

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