Posts Tagged ‘Dan Ariely’

CM 068: Michelle Segar on Exercise for Life

If you struggle with exercise, Michelle Segar has a secret for you: Stop blaming yourself! Blame the system! After years of studying the science of motivation, Michelle Segar, Ph.D., Director of SHARP — the Sport, Health, and Activity research and policy center at the University of Michigan — has created a framework for rethinking exercise…

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CM 050: Julia Shaw on the Science of Memory

Can you trust your memory? Probably not. Research shows that we can be convinced fairly easily that we are guilty of a crime we did not commit. We not only misremember information, but we can misremember information about the wrong person. Add to that the fact that when someone else tells us how they remember…

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How I Found Myself Riding In @KristianStill’s Car

For weeks now, I’ve been driving to work with Kristian Still. I just didn’t know it. It wasn’t in my car (I don’t own one). It wasn’t in a carpool or in his car (He’s in the UK. I’m in San Francisco). It was through my podcast, Curious Minds. Turns out Kristian’s been listening to my podcast…

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CM 040: Therese Huston Shatters Myths About Women Leaders

When it comes to risk, confidence, and stress, who handles them better, men or women? Believe it or not, just asking this question shows we have a lot to learn. Turns out it is not about better, but about different. And while conventional wisdom often has us thinking women are indecisive, risk averse, and fragile, those perceptions…

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CM 038: Dan Ariely Shares the Truth about Dishonesty

We like to think that cheating is limited to criminals and other wrongdoers. But what if it were true that the majority of people cheated most of the time? That is exactly what has been revealed in the extensive research of Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. Dan has found…

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