Episodes

  • Welcome to the Season 3 finale of the Questioning Behaviour podcast. This week we are joined by the charming Zoe Chance (Associate Professor of Marketing at Yale School of Management) to discuss her new book "Influence is Your Superpower". In this episode, we unpick why it can be difficult to be influential when it comes to advocating for yourself versus others, the power of the enthusiastic "no!", and reveal which chapter of Zoe's book was the most challenging to write.

    Finding Zoe:

    Zoe's website: https://www.zoechance.com/Influence Is Your Superpower: THE SCIENCE OF WINNING HEARTS, SPARKING CHANGE AND MAKING GOOD THINGS HAPPEN: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/603636/influence-is-your-superpower-by-zoe-chance/Twitter: https://twitter.com/zoebchance?lang=en

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    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • Welcome to episode 74 of Season 3 of the Questioning Behaviour podcast. This week we are joined by Sam Tatam, Global Consulting Partner and Head of Behavioural Science at Ogilvy Growth & Innovation. We discuss his work at Ogilvy, successful and not so successful projects and how his work lead him to write a book: "Evolutionary Ideas" - and what it might mean for behavioural science.

    Finding Sam:Twitter: https://twitter.com/s_tatam

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-tatam-psychologist/?originalSubdomain=uk

    Evolutionary Ideas: https://www.harriman-house.com/evolutionaryideas

    NudgeStock: https://www.nudgestock.co.uk/

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    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

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  • In this episode of the QB pod, Sarah and Merle meet Carolyn Freeman to talk about how technology affects the way we think, act, work – also known as the field of “Cybercology”. We discuss how working from home and our dependence on technology affect how we work. Also, Caroyln talks us through the process of “de-slaving” from technology and offers some great tips and tricks to make technology work for us (and not the other way around…)

    Finding Carolyn:Carolyn Freeman Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolyn-freeman/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cybercology/

    Website: https://www.cybercology.com/

    Questioning Behaviour Links:Facebook: @QBpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/QBPodcast)Insta: @questioningbehaviour (https://www.instagram.com/questioningbehaviour)Twitter: @QB_podcast (https://twitter.com/QB_Podcast)LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/)

    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • This episode of Questioning Behaviour has Sarah and Merle interview Jantsje Mol as part of our Behavioural Science Early Career Research series. We discuss working in collaboration with the natural sciences, comparing PhDs across fields, systems and countries.

    Bonus: Jantsje explains the Economics Academic Job market in detail, showing us all how ridiculous it can get!

    Finding Jantsje:Twitter: https://twitter.com/JantsjeMol Website: https://www.jantsje.nl/

    Questioning Behaviour Links:Facebook: @QBpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/QBPodcast)Insta: @questioningbehaviour (https://www.instagram.com/questioning...)Twitter: @QB_podcast (https://twitter.com/QB_Podcast)LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/)

    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • This episode of Questioning Behaviour has Sarah and Merle interview, Rafael Batista. We discuss him going back to doing a PhD, after climbing the career ladder working for the Busara Centre and the Commonwealth Bank. We talk about his research interests, ranging from tackling big world problems to the difficulty of communicating and understanding people’s internal reality – dubbed misarticulation.

    Finding Rafael:Twitter: https://twitter.com/RafMBatistaWebsite: https://rafaelmbatista.com/Give Well: https://secure.givewell.org/

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    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • This episode of Questioning Behaviour has Sarah and Merle interview Andreas Jespersen as part of our Behavioural Science Early Career Research series. We discuss doing a PhD that is funded by an external organisation (The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority) and balancing academic and industry-based work.

    Bonus: this episode has lots of tips on time management and planning for your next career move!

    Finding Andreas: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndreasMaaloeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreas-maal%C3%B8e-jespersen-04094548/?originalSubdomain=dk

    Questioning Behaviour Links:Facebook: @QBpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/QBPodcast)Insta: @questioningbehaviour (https://www.instagram.com/questioning...)Twitter: @QB_podcast (https://twitter.com/QB_Podcast)LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/)

    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • This episode of Questioning Behaviour has Sarah and Merle interview David Fanner about his work at Ogilvy and his role in Nudgestock 2021. We discuss the nano-salad controversy, as well as a day at Ogilvy, and whether it’s better to be a specialist or a generalist.

    Finding David:Twitter: https://twitter.com/utterlydavid

    Questioning Behaviour Links:Facebook: @QBpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/QBPodcast)Insta: @questioningbehaviour (https://www.instagram.com/questioning...)Twitter: @QB_podcast (https://twitter.com/QB_Podcast)LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/)

    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • This episode of Questioning Behaviour has Sarah and Merle interview Jon Jachimowicz about his research work in inequality and passion. We talk about how to be passionate, get passionate, what happens if you lose your passion and how to get it back!

    Finding Jon:Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonj

    Website: http://www.jonmjachimowicz.com/

    Questioning Behaviour Links:Facebook: @QBpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/QBPodcast)Insta: @questioningbehaviour (https://www.instagram.com/questioning...)Twitter: @QB_podcast (https://twitter.com/QB_Podcast)LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/)

    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • This episode of Questioning Behaviour has Sarah and Merle review the year 2021, from the behavioural science perspective. Issues with the vaccine roll-out, (panic) working from home, preparing for more lockdowns and a world with COVID are discussed. However, there are positive notes too, with amazing events and books having been launched in 2021, and much more amazing stuff to come out in 2021.

    2021 is also the year Merle finished her PhD and wrote a book about doing the PhD, so it can't have been all bad!

    We wish you all a great 2022, in which you'll have the time and peace of mind to reflect on the developments in both behavioural science and your own life in 2021 and grow from there.

    Materials discussed:

    Milkman, Patel, Gandhi, Graci, et al. (2021) – A 500,000-Person Experiment Evaluating the Impact of Geographically-Targeted, High-Payoff Vaccine Lotteries: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3904365Milkman, Patel, Gandhi, Graci, et al. (2021) – A megastudy of text-based nudges encouraging patients to get vaccinated at an upcoming doctor’s appointment: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/20/e21011651183C Model from the SAGE Working group: https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/coronavirus-information-councils/covid-19-service-information/covid-19-vaccinations/behavioural-insights/resources Paul Dolan - Children in the pandemic: https://pauldolan.co.uk/covid19/children-have-been-left-to-languish-in-the-pandemic Ken Fisher's Debunkery: https://www.kenfisher.com/books/debunkery

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    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • This episode of Questioning Behaviour has Sarah and Merle interview Danae Arroyos-Calvera as part of our Behavioural Science ECR series. We discuss supervisor-supervisee relationships, the importance of pastoral support for success in the PhD, and Danae’s transition to her job as Lecturer in Economics at the University of Birmingham.

    Finding Danae:Twitter: https://twitter.com/danaearroyos?lang=en

    Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/danae-arroyos-calvera-0bb77147/en

    Website: https://sites.google.com/view/arroyos-calvera/home

    UoB staff page: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/business/arroyos-calvera-danae.aspx

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    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • In today's episode of the Questioning Behaviour Podcast, Sarah and Merle talk to Melina Palmer, podcast host of the Brainy Business, author of "What Your Customer Wants, And Can't Tell You", about her work, about behavioural science and mostly about incentives for "good" behaviours.

    In the after chat podcast hosts Merle and Sarah get philosophical about incentives and the "right" reason for doing something.

    Finding Melina:site: https://thebrainybusiness.com/

    twitter: https://twitter.com/thebrainybiz

    BEthoughtful: https://be-thoughtful-revolution.mn.co/feed

    Questioning Behaviour Links:Facebook: @QBpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/QBPodcast)Insta: @questioningbehaviour (https://www.instagram.com/questioning...)Twitter: @QB_podcast (https://twitter.com/QB_Podcast)LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/)

    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • In this episode of the Questioning Behaviour Podcast, Sarah and Merle chat with Jesal Sheth as part of the "Early Career Behavioural Researcher" series.

    We discuss Jesal's path onto doing the PhD, going back into Industry and then back into doing an industry-focused postdoc. Sometimes you can have the best of both worlds!

    Finding Jesal:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesal-d-sheth-34a0643b/

    Website: https://sites.google.com/site/jesaldilipsheth/

    Questioning Behaviour Links:Facebook: @QBpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/QBPodcast)Insta: @questioningbehaviour (https://www.instagram.com/questioning...) Twitter: @QB_podcast (https://twitter.com/QB_Podcast) LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/)

    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy” https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • In this episode of the Questioning Behaviour Podcast, Sarah and Merle interview Fadi Makki about his work in the Middle East. They discuss the founding of the Citizen's Lab, Nudge Lebanon, work on psychological inoculation, combatting traffic violations as well as violent extremism and glass recycling. All wrapped up in a neat little packet you cannot miss!

    Finding Fadi:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fadi-makki/Twitter: https://twitter.com/makkifadiNudge Lebanon Website: https://nudgelebanon.org/BXARABIA: https://www.behavioraleconomics.com/event/bx-arabia-beirut-lebanon/

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    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy” https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • In today's episode of the Questioning Behaviour Podcast, Sarah and Merle talk to Steve Shu about his decision to transition from his successful career in Behavioural Science consultancy to do a PhD (successfully!). We talk about the social and professional capital the PhD has afforded Steve, the non-overlaps between the work of a consultant and an academic, and life as a mature PhD student.

    Relevant links:R. Cialdini’s paper “We need to Break Up”: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-6924.2009.01091.x

    Finding Steve:site: https://steveshuconsulting.com/\

    twitter: https://twitter.com/steveshu

    linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveshu

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    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy”https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • In this episode of the Questioning Behaviour Podcast, Sarah and Merle interview Joseph (Joe) Sweeney, the Director of the Alliance for Decision Education on their work in teaching kids behavioural science, and the benefits of it.

    The talk becomes a wild ride with mentions of the dot.com bubble, fantasy league football and Shakespeare! Can't miss that!

    Finding Joe & The Alliance:Linkedin Joe: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephsweeney/Twitter Joe: https://twitter.com/JosephESweeneyTwitter Alliance: https://twitter.com/AllDecisionEdPodcast Alliance: https://www.alliancefordecisioneducation.org/podcastWebsite Alliance: https://www.alliancefordecisioneducation.org/

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    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy” https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • In this episode of the Questioning Behaviour Podcast, Sarah and Merle chat with Margaret as part of the "Early Career Behavioural Researcher" series. We discuss Margaret's research topic: children and finance, as well as her journey into the PhD, into a post-doc and her approach to dealing with uncertainty, which the academic world is riddled with!Finding Margaret:Twitter: https://twitter.com/tweetsbymidge Let's Talk Grad School substack: https://substack.com/profile/33425976-margaret-echelbargerQuestioning Behaviour Links:Facebook: @QBpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/QBPodcast)Insta: @questioningbehaviour (https://www.instagram.com/questioning...) Twitter: @QB_podcast (https://twitter.com/QB_Podcast) LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/) Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy” https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • In this episode of the QB pod, Sarah and Merle speak with Leigh Caldwell (Founding Partner of Irrational Agency and author of The Psychology of Price) about the existence of a System 3 within a dual systems model of thinking... What follows is an interesting discussion on the purpose and utilities of models and the evidence for an "imagination" system at the intersection of "emotion" and "rationality".

    Helpful context:

    Leigh's original blog post: https://www.irrationalagency.com/post/introducing-system-3-how-we-use-our-imagination-to-make-choices

    Merle's response blog post: https://www.moneyonthemind.org/post/on-the-hunt-for-system-3-is-it-real

    Finding Leigh:

    Twitter (@leighblue): https://twitter.com/leighblue?lang=en

    Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/leighcaldwell

    Irrational agency: https://www.irrationalagency.com/

    Questioning Behaviour Links:Facebook: @QBpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/QBPodcast)Insta: @questioningbehaviour (https://www.instagram.com/questioning...) Twitter: @QB_podcast (https://twitter.com/QB_Podcast) LinkedIn: @Questioning Behaviour (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8928118/) Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy” https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • In this episode of the QB pod, Sarah and Merle chat with Victoria Valle Lara as part of our "Early Career Behavioural Researcher" series. We discuss life on the PhD and Victoria's experiences transitioning from the PhD into consultancy. Victoria is a senior behavioural economist at Allianz and completed her PhD in Economics in 2019 from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Finding Victoria:

    Linkedin: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/victoria-valle-lara

    Worker Empowerment and Subjective Evaluation: On Building an Effective Conflict Culture - WORKING PAPER: https://www.nber.org/papers/w27857

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    Music: Derek Clegg “You’re the Dummy” https://derekclegg.bandcamp.com/

  • In this episode, Sarah and Merle speak with Saransh Sharma: a behavioural strategist at Final Mile consulting with 6+ years of experience in research and design. We discuss how behavioural science can be used to address some big problems (i.e. sanitation, HIV testing, etc.), the challenges of applying behavioural science without truly understanding the humans at the other end of the intervention, and how the WEIRD problem might be over-indexed...

    Finding Saransh:

    Go Nudge Yourself: https://www.gonudgeyourself.com/saranshsharma

    Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/GoNudgeYourself/featured

    Email: gonudgeyourself@gmail.com

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saransh-sharma-behsci

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  • For this episode of Questioning Behaviour, Sarah and Merle interview Lenka Fiala. Lenka managed to transition from her PhD in Tilberg to an Assistant Professorship at Nova (Lisbon, Portugal). She explains her journey, the perks of knowing what you want early on, and tells us more about the research she is currently doing.

    With loads of tips on time management and having hobbies!

    Finding Lenka:

    Website: http://www.lenkafiala.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/fialalenka?lang=en

    NOVA staff page: https://www2.novasbe.unl.pt/en/faculty-research/faculty/faculty-detail/id/1187/lenka-fiala

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