Decision Nerds

Christmas behaviour

December 12, 2023 Paul Richards & Joe Wiggins
Christmas behaviour
Decision Nerds
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Decision Nerds
Christmas behaviour
Dec 12, 2023
Paul Richards & Joe Wiggins

We downed some eggnog and decided to record an impromptu Christmas special. We have a chat about how insights from behavioural science might help the festive holidays proceed more smoothly:

 😂  Why Joe's team might think (in his own words) that he’s an ‘egotistical a*&hole’.

😧  A simple way to feel better about Christmas (but you might not like it).

😠  The nudges that retailers use to get us to buy. 

💵  Gift cards or cash as a present – to constrain or not to constrain?

🤔  Do New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap and how can we can structure them to give a better chance of success?

🍿 Our favourite Christmas movie as a metaphor for decision-making and a gift that helps people understand their value to the world.

Wherever you are, however you celebrate (or don’t), we hope that you have get some high-quality time with family and friends over the festive period. 

 We’ll see you on the other side.

Show Notes

We downed some eggnog and decided to record an impromptu Christmas special. We have a chat about how insights from behavioural science might help the festive holidays proceed more smoothly:

 😂  Why Joe's team might think (in his own words) that he’s an ‘egotistical a*&hole’.

😧  A simple way to feel better about Christmas (but you might not like it).

😠  The nudges that retailers use to get us to buy. 

💵  Gift cards or cash as a present – to constrain or not to constrain?

🤔  Do New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap and how can we can structure them to give a better chance of success?

🍿 Our favourite Christmas movie as a metaphor for decision-making and a gift that helps people understand their value to the world.

Wherever you are, however you celebrate (or don’t), we hope that you have get some high-quality time with family and friends over the festive period. 

 We’ll see you on the other side.