Introducing a Special New Podcast series


“They Thought We Were Ridiculous: The Unlikely story of Behavioral Economics” Coming February 26th! I team up with the guys at Behavioral Grooves to produce a 5-part podcast series on behavioral economics. We tell the story of how some young social scientists took issue with assumptions that economists were making about how people make decisions, and they ended up transforming the...

Giving and Getting Good Gifts (Rebroadcast)


This episode was originally released on December 21, 2020. It’s that time of year when winter holidays send people on a buying spree as they collect gifts to give to every friend, family member, and acquaintance. And you’d think that after so many years of giving gifts for all sorts of holidays, we’d be pretty good at it. Right? Well, not according to research in psychology. In this episode, we...

Portraits: “Just Because You Asked” (Vanessa Bohns)


In a new occasional series on Opinion Science, Portraits gives a snapshot of insights in social science. This week, Dr. Vanessa Bohns shows us how we’re more influential than we give ourselves credit for. Vanessa’s new book is You Have More Influence Than You Think. It’s available September 7th. To hear the full conversation I had with Vanessa, go...


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