Something You Should Know about Human Behavior


Paying It Forward

January 29, 2016

 

Interview with Stephen G. Post, author of the book The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Giving to others, volunteering, paying it forward whatever you call it…

 

Stephen G. Post:
Whenever you are in that zone of generosity and contributing to the lives of others you are in fact getting.
 


Stephen G. Post

Are You Still Sticking To Your Resolutions?

January 22, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Peter Sacco, author of the book Breaking Those Damn Habits and Finally Getting Things Right: The Handbook to Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination and Keeping Positive Changes Coming

 

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Mike Carruthers:
So how is your New Year’s resolution going?

 

Dr. Peter Sacco:
Statistics show that roughly only 8% of people who set intentions and resolutions for 2016 are still going strong by this point - whereas 92% have not succeeded.
 


Peter Sacco PhD

How Accurate Are The Experts

January 20, 2016

 

Interview with Dan Gardner, author of the book Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Are Next to Worthless, and You Can Do Better

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you watch television, news and business shows there’s no shortage of experts predicting the future of politics, world events and the stock market. But just how accurate are those predictions?

 

Dan Gardner:
What you need of course to access expert prediction accuracy is a proper experiment unfortunately that experiment has been done.
 


Dan Gardner

Group Dynamics At Work

January 18, 2016

 

Interview with Kevin Coyne, author of the book Brainsteering: A Better Approach to Breakthrough Ideas

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to problem solve or come up with new ideas organizations have meetings and the larger the meeting the fewer people participate.

 

Kevin Coyne:
The group dynamic in a large group is always – you put any group of 20 people together, 17 think they’re supposed to not talk.
 


Kevin P. Coyne

Handling Adversity

January 15, 2016

 

Interview with Bev Smallwood, author of the book This Wasn't Supposed to Happen to Me: 10 Make-or-Break Choices When Life Steals Your Dreams and Rocks Your World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you live long enough bad things happen to you. It's called adversity. And the question is…

 

Bev Smallwood:
Whether that adversity you go through is going to take you under or whether you're really going to come out on the other side even stronger.
 


Bev Smallwood

Using Your Sense To Find A Mate

January 14, 2016

 

Interview with Leagan Kasper, author of the book Sensing Mr. Right Guy: The Ultimate and Humorous Dating Guide for Women

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When people look for romantic partners they sometimes miss the obvious.

 

Leagan Kasper:
Listen to the voice of a man, do we really like that voice or were we just bamboozled by the looks? -paying attention to how he eats, how he chooses food, seeing how he smells.
 


Leagan Kasper

Performing Under Pressure

January 13, 2016

 

Interview with Taylor Clark, author of the book Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Staying cool under pressure, some of us handle it better than others.

 

Taylor Clark:
Take concert performers like classical musicians for example, people have done studies on the differences between the elite performers and the people who that don’t perform that well.
 


Taylor Clark

Drinking Less

January 11, 2016

 

Interview with Dave Andrews, author of the book The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home

 

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Mike Carruthers:
This is the time of year when a lot of people start thinking maybe they should cut back on their drinking.

 

Dave Andrews:
It is amazing 1 out of 3 adults, about 29.5% qualify as excessive drinkers and this was done by a government study.
 


Dave Andrews

Interesting Lesson From The Beatles' Success

January 5, 2016

 

Interview with Harry Beckwith, author of the book Unthinking

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Back in the '60s the Beatles exploded like nothing we’d ever seen before -and some research helps explain why.

 

Harry Beckwith:
Well, they did a very good job of making the audience feel that they were singing to them.  That was a big part of it.  They don't sing about Peggy Sue but they sing to you, and they say, "I want to hold your hand."
 


Harry Beckwith

The Basics Of Persuasion

January 4, 2016

 

Interview with Kevin Dutton, author of the book Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How can you be more persuasive?

 

Kevin Dutton:
If you can make someone feel good when you’re trying to persuade them you’re going to have a darn sight better chance of pulling it off than if you make them feel lousy.
 


Kevin Dutton

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