In this episode, we talk to Katy Milkman from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania about some of the research that led to the production of her recent book, How to Change. Throughout this conversation, Katy shares with us what she has learned from her many years of experience as a behavioural science researcher and where she might go next to tackle the challenge that preoccupies her the most: changing behaviour for good.
During this conversation, the following references were mentioned:
Dai, H., K.L. Milkman, J. Riis (2014): “The Fresh Start Effect: Temporal Landmarks Motivate Aspirational Behavior“, Management Science. 60(10): 2563–2582.
- Work of Hash Hershfield on considering the future self.
- Beshears, J., H.N. Lee, K.L. Milkman, R. Mislavsky (2020): Creating Exercise Habits: The Tradeoff between Flexibility and Routinization, Management Science, Vol. 67(7): 4139-4171.
- Beshears, J., J.J. Choi, D. Laibson, B.C. Madrian, and K.L. Milkman (2015): The Effect of Providing Peer Information on Retirement Savings Decisions, Journal of Finance. 70(3): 1161-1201.
- Milkman, K.L., D. Gromet, H. Ho, et al. (2021): Megastudies Improve the Impact of Applied Behavioural Science, Nature.
- Milkman, K.L., et al (2021): “A Megastudy of Text-Based Nudges Encouraging Patients to Get Vaccinated at an Upcoming Doctor’s Appointment” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 118 (20).