Podcast: What impact has psychology had on L&D?

Most of us working in L&D will have come across pop psychology in one form or another, but what are the actual psychological insights that can guide our practice? On this week's episode of the GoodPractice Podcast, Sukh Pabial joins Owen and Ross to share his thoughts on psychology and behavioural economics.

Written by Ross Garner
Published 21 March 2017
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Podcast: What impact has psychology had on L&D?

Most of us working in L&D will have come across pop psychology in one form or another, but what are the actual psychological insights that can guide our practice? On this week's episode of the GoodPractice Podcast, Sukh Pabial joins Owen and Ross to share his thoughts on psychology and behavioural economics.

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Sukh's Moana video can be seen here: http://www.ellentv.com/videos/0-n0s4vtdw/

His less cheery dystopian article is available from The Guardian at: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/robert-mercer-breitbart-war-on-media-steve-bannon-donald-trump-nigel-farage.

Nudge by Thaler and Sunstein is available from Amazon at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nudge-Improving-Decisions-Health-Happiness/dp/0141040017

The Guardian's podcast episode on nudge theory is available from: https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2017/feb/22/nudge-theory-the-psychology-and-ethics-of-persuasion-science-weekly-podcast

And Freakonomics have also covered this, which you can find here: http://freakonomics.com/tag/david-halpern/

The dates Ross used to describe the division of the Bible into chapters were wildly inaccuarte. Wikipedia has an interesting page on this topic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapters_and_verses_of_the_Bible.

Image: Does it now? by Peter Merholz/ CC BY-SA 2.0

About the author

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.

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