Katy Milkman

Katy Milkman, PhD

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Ryan Holiday & Katy Milkman 19 Jun 2024 • EN

Commitment Devices For Creating Lasting Change | Katy Milkman

How can we make real, lasting changes in our lives? Katy Milkman talks with Ryan about strategic methods we can use to overcome barriers to change, examples we can learn from The Odyssey, powerful commitment devices, empathy gaps, and more.  Katy Milkman is a Behavioral Scientist, Wharton Professor, and Co-Director of

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Katy Millkman’s journey into behavior change strategies began with a desire to understand the internal barriers to change. She delved into research and discovered the importance of recognizing obstacles and the strategic approaches to overcoming them. Her insights highlight the significance of enjoying the pursuit of g

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Laura Owens + Jan Black & Katy Milkman 09 Nov 2023 • EN

Katy Milkman: ...that the path to success requires you to enjoy the journey

Have you ever tried t to change a habit, without success? Our guest on this episode, Professor Katy Milkman, is an award-winning behavioral scientist at The Wharton School.  Katy’s research explores ways that insights from economics and psychology can be used to change behaviors for good.  She’s the author of a book on

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Katy Milkman & Wendy Wood + Richard Thaler 23 Oct 2023 • EN

A Sticky Situation: With Guests Richard Thaler, Wendy Wood & Susan Budowski

Filling out an overly complicated form or waiting on hold for hours to speak with a customer service rep is a frustrating experience. And sometimes it seems like the process itself is designed to be difficult. In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at how friction––time, distance, complexity, or anyt

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Amantha Imber & Katy Milkman 20 Sep 2023 • EN

Katy Milkman wants to leave things better than she found them

What matters most when pursuing a goal? Discipline? Routine? Accountability? All of those are important, sure, but how come nobody ever mentions fun?  Economist and Wharton professor Katy Milkman wants to change that: according to research out of the Univeristy of Chicago and Cornell University, people persist in goal

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Katy Milkman & AJ Jacobs 11 Sep 2023 • EN

A Cup of Knowledge: With Guests A.J. Jacobs & Steven Sloman

Why do ocean waves move the way they do? How does a toaster work? How might ink flow through a ballpoint pen without the help of gravity? You may know the answer to these questions, but explaining them in detail could reveal an unexpected truth. In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at why people th

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