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Podcasts and videos

Listen back to recent and archive public lectures, panel discussions and interviews with experts from the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Recent topics include:

Conspiracy theories

Covid-19

Inclusion

Inequality

Perfectionism

Polarisation

Archive includes:

Happy Ever After with Professor Paul Dolan

How Change Happens with Professor Cass R. Sunstein

Installation Theory with Professor Saadi Lahlou

LSE hosts a wide range of public lectures, podcast interviews and commentary with experts in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science.

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Event | The Authority Gap

13 September 2021

Mary Ann Sieghart discusses her book The Authority Gap with Dr Grace Lordan.

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LSE IQ podcast | Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? With Professor Bradley Franks

In this episode of LSE IQ, Professor Bradley Franks talks about his research on why people believe in conspiracy theories.

Listen to and download this LSE IQ interview

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Podcast Series | Duck-Rabbit: Taking Sides

Professor Paul Dolan takes us on a journey through our polarised culture in a series of discussions covering topics from ageing, happiness, freedom of speech, gender and more.

Listen to and download the Duck-Rabbit podcast

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Event | Duck-Rabbit: what drives our polarised culture?

Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Lasana Harris, Professor Anil Seth, Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington, Dr Tiffany Watt Smith and Professor Simon Hix discuss the neuroscience and social science behind our polarisation problem.

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Event | A Decade of Behavioural Science at LSE

Professor Paul Dolan and Dr Grace Lordan in conversation about a decade of behavioural science research at LSE, and a look to the future.

Listen to A Decade of Behavioural Science at LSE - part one  | Listen to A Decade of Behavioural Science at LSE - part two

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Event | The Technical Revolution in Financial Services

A panel discussion on The Technological Revolution in Financial Services: How Banks, Fintechs and Customers Win Together, edited by Michael R. King and Richard W. Nesbitt.

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Event | The Psychology of Intergroup Inequality

The late Professor Jim Sidanius (John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in memory of William James and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University) presented his latest ideas on the psychological foundations of intergroup inequality, with Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington.

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Book | Think Big: How to Build the Future You Want by Grace Lordan

Dr Grace Lordan utilises behavioural insights to outline steps to build the careers and future you want.

Watch this LSE video about the book

Listen to a podcast recording from an LSE Event with Dr Grace Lordan and Professor Paul Dolan, 25 March 2021

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LSE Festival short film | What work disappeared? COVID-19 and labour market outcomes for under-25s. With Ganga Shreedar and Teresa Almeida

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LSE Festival short film | Safety Culture: what can the post-COVID world learn from high-risk industries? With Tom Reader 

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LSE Festival Event | How Can Policy Makers Use Behavioural Science

Teresa Almeida, Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Julian Le Grand, Dr Grace Lordan and Professor Tony Travers analyse what behavioural science research has added to the policy debate on COVID-19 so far, and what questions have been overlooked. 

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LSE Festival Event | We are all in this together: Has COVID-19 taught us how to save the world? 

Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington, Dr Ganga Shreedhar, Dr Sanchayan Banerjee, Professor Nick Chater and Dr Adam Oliver, experts in behavioural public policy and sustainability, discuss how the experience of the pandemic can be leveraged to enable new, transformative behaviours and policies.

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Event | Let Us Talk Careers in a Post-Covid World

Dr Grace Lordan (PBS and TII) leads a panel discussion on lessons from social science to take forward in discussions about careers and skills, post-COVID-19. With Dorie Clark, Dowshan Humzah, Professor Connson Locke, Simon Ong and Helen Tupper.

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LSE Research Short Film | Is Perfectionism an Illness?

In a competitive culture that values work ethic and merit, is perfectionism a benign trait that helps us succeed, or is it a pernicious illness we need to take more seriously? Dr Thomas Curran speaks about his research.

Watch the short film "Is Perfectionism an Illness?"

 

 

Selected archive

2020

 

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Event | Why Aren't Policy-Makers and the Public Demanding That More Emphasis is Placed in Happiness?

Lord Gus O'Donnell and Professor Paul Dolan discuss the role of happiness in public policy.

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Event | Lives, Livelihoods and Lockdowns: Debating Covid-19 Policy Trade-Offs

Professor Dame Sally Davies, Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Sunetra Gupta, Professor Carl Heneghan, Professor David Hunter and Professor Julia Black seek to flush out the costs and benefits of the Covid-19 restrictions.

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Event | The Value of Inclusion in a post-Covid World

Ann Cairns, Ruth Cairnie, Wanda Hope, Lance Uggla, Nate Yohannes and Grace Lordan discuss the impacts of the pandemic on workplace inclusion.

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Event | Couples That Work

There are challenges and joys of a dual-career life and Dr Jennifer Petriglieri explores through rigourous research how couples can make their lives work for them. Chaired by Dr Ilka Gleibs.

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Event | Origins of Human Cooperation

Michael Tomasello, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, talks to Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch on his research into social learning, communication and language in human children and great apes.

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Event | Behavioural Science and a Post-Covid World

Professor Nick Chater, Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Grace Lordan, Professor Tali Sharot, Rory Sutherland and Professor Simon Hix on the lessons we can learn from behavioural science in a post-Covid world.

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Event | Re-thinking Human Behaviour: critical perspectives on the psychology of COVID-19

Dr Rochelle Burgess, Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins, Professor Helene Joffe, Professor Stephen Reicher and Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch focus on the social and community based aspects of human behaviour and health, and the importance of going beyond a purely individual or top-down paternalistic approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LSE IQ podcast | Is Perfect the Enemy of the Possible? 

Jess Winterstein speaks to Dr Thomas Curran about the potential pitfalls of wanting to be perfect. Our society values perfection, but is the concept of perfect really that good for us?

Listen to the LSE IQ podcast episode 'Is Perfect the Enemy of Possible?' 

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Event | Assessing the impact of Covid-19: From Mortality to Misery? 

Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Daisy Fancourt, Lord Layard, Lord Gus O'Donnell, Professor Carol Proper and Professor Julia Black attempt to shine a light on the risks to wellbeing as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions.

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Event | Behavioural Science in the Context of Great Uncertainty 

Professor Nick Chater, Professor Liam Delaney, Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Ulrike Hahn, Dr Grace Lordan and Professor Julia Black consider some of the lessons behavioural science can learn about how it can be best placed to provide guidance in an uncertain world?

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LSE Festival Event | Using Behavioural Insights for Inclusion in the City

A panel discussion on ‘Inclusion in the City’, a report that gives practical insights from behavioural science research to the problems and solutions posed by people who understand the financial and services industry the best: its own talent. With Dr Grace Lordan, Karina Robinson, Irshaad Ahmad, Richard Nesbitt, Teresa Parker, Brenda Trenowden and chaired by Minouche Shafik.

Listen to the podcast | Find out more about The Inclusion Initiative

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LSE Festival Event | The Carbon Conscious Consumer: going beyond nudges with nudge plus

A discussion on recent advancements in helping to tackle climate change and how to develop long-lasting behaviour change. With Professor Peter John, Professor Theresa M Marteau, Sanchayan Banerjee, Professor Gerry Stoker and Dr Ganga Shreedhar.

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LSE Festival Event | Can Behavioural Insights Shape Policy-making All Over the World? 

A discussion on the growth of behavioural science and the various research collaborations that behavioural scientists across all the LSE have been developing in a variety of policy domains by working together with numerous partner institutions. With Professor Liam Delaney, Dr Barbara Fasolo, Dr Adam Oliver, Dr Jet Sanders and Dr Matteo M Galizzi.

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LSE IQ Podcast | Is Corruption Inevitable?

Dr Michael Muthukrishna talks about his research on why corruption still flourishes in the world today. 

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Event | How Change Happens

Professor Cass R. Sunstein presents research on how and why social change happens and does not, from his book How Change Happens. With Professor Paul Dolan.

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2019

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LSE IQ podcast | What's the Secret to Happiness?

An archive episode from 2017, republished in 2019, on why, despite greater wealth in Western societies, many people seem to be less happy. Professor Paul Dolan discusses his research.

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Event | Messengers: who we listen to, who we don’t and why

Why are self-confident ignoramuses so often believed? Why are thoughtful experts so often given the cold shoulder? And why do apparently irrelevant details such as a person’s height, their relative wealth, or their Facebook photo influence whether or not we trust what they are saying? Behavioural experts Joseph Marks and Steve Martin join Professor Paul Dolan to discuss findings from their book.

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LSE Thinks | What are the consequences of expressing religious identity in the workplace?

What are the consequences of expressing religious identity in the workplace? Dr Ilka Gleibs speaks to LSE Thinks.

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LSE IQ podcast | Is Gender Equality Possible?

In this episode, Jess Winterstein asks ‘Is gender equality possible?' This episode features LSE's Sarah-Banet-Weiser, Grace Lordan and Shani Orgad, who examine issues of gender inequality in our culture, work and home lives.

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Event | Women in the City

Three female leaders in business and finance, Pavita Cooper, Bronwyn Curtis and Elisabeth Stheeman share their experiences from their varied careers to mark International Women’s Day, 2019. Chaired by Dr Grace Lordan.

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LSE IQ podcast | How Does the Modern World Affect Relationships?

Dr Brett HeasmanPaula Keil and Brian D. Earp explore how the digital realm is extending our relationships beyond death, whether drugs can improve our romantic relationships, and how we can all learn to become more empathetic. 

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LSE Festival Event | Conspiracy Theory as Truth

Professor Bradley Franks, Dr Erica Lagalisse and Dr Matijs Pelkmans  explore how only some “conspiracy theories” fail tests of reason, and discuss the problems and potential of “conspiracy theory” for social movements. Chaired by Professor Martin Bauer.

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Event | Happy Ever After

Professor Paul Dolan discusses his book Happy Ever After, and explores the narratives society installs in us, using good evidence to debunk bad stories. With Professor Tali Sharot and Professor Julia Black.

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2018

 

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Event | The Coddling of the American Mind

Professor Jonathan Haidt offers a timely investigation into safety culture in universities and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, andultimately democracy. Chaired by Professor Paul Dolan.

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2017

 

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Event | Installation Theory: the societal construction and regulation of behaviour

Professor Saadi Lahlou discusses themes from his book Installation Theory, offering a powerful and robust framework for nudge and intervention.

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