Dr. Anne Thorndike - Choice Architecture


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The 14th episode of the Psychology Podcast with Daniel Karim features Dr. Anne Thorndike, Harvard's associate professor for medicine and a world-leading expert in the field of behavioral economics. Why I wanted to learn from Dr. Anne Thorndike I first stumbled over Dr. Thorndike's work when I was reading Atomic Habits by James Clear, in his book Clear uses a study that Dr. Thorndike and her colleagues conducted which is called "Choice architecture", an intervention where Dr. Thorndike and her colleagues succeeded in changing the habits of thousands of people without boosting their willpower or motivation at all. I reached out to Dr. Thorndike because I wanted to learn about her journey of becoming and discuss with her how we as a society can work together to design for positive behavioral change. What is this episode about Choice Architecture How we can promote healthy habits How to quit smoking How Dr. Anne Thorndike designs her environment for success What's it's like to teach at Harvard The price for excellence Her ideas on happiness and success

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