Special Guest Katy Milkman

June 7, 2021
Mark sits down with Choiceology host Katy Milkman to discuss some of the barriers to change in her new book How to Change.

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  • To hear more insights from Katy Milkman, be sure to follow the Choiceology podcast in your listening app of choice.
  • And follow Mark Riepe on Twitter @MarkRiepe.

In this special bonus episode, Mark Riepe talks with Katy Milkman, host of Choiceology and author of a new book titled How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.

Katy's book focuses on overcoming the barriers that too often prevent us from making positive changes. Katy and Mark discuss some of these obstacles, including procrastination and the difficulty forming good habits, as well as techniques that research has shown can help us overcome them.

Katy also shares what led her down the path of studying behavioral economics, including the lightbulb moment she had when she first saw this pie chart from a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. She also explains how her research into the fresh-start effect was inspired by her own experiences as a graduate student.

Finally, Katy and Mark discuss which biases Katy sees in herself, in her students, and in her own family.

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