The Behavioural Vaccine

The Behavioural Vaccine

Join Comedian and Organisational Behaviour expert Kate Feeney and Behavioural Psychologist Pádraig Walsh as they try to make sense of Behavioural Science and explore ways that we can use this knowledge to improve our health and happiness.

Episodes

December 19, 2020 22 mins
This week we reflect on the year that’s been, the origins of the Behavioural Vaccine and the significance of Christmas 2020. Thanks for listening and supporting us throughout 2020.
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Looking at the gap between intention and action when it comes to alcohol, Padraig and Kate explore how to make it through silly season without losing the run of ourselves.
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Funnyman and all-round nice-guy Colm O'Regan joins us this week to chat about spinning yarns, the art of making maths interesting and story-telling in a virtual world. You can hear more from Colm on his podcast, The Function Room, his book Ann Devine: Handle with Care and on the Irish Mammies Twitter account @irishmammies
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Donald Trump is the second most voted for US presidential candidate of all time. Not because he was particularly good but because the 2020 US Presidential Election had the largest voter turnout of all time. On today's episode, we examine why this was and how behavioural science can tell us about increasing election turn out.
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On today’s episode, we’re joined by Registered Nutritionist Laura Kealy, founder of Bridge Nutrition to discuss simple dietary habits that will keep us well this winter. Find out more at: http://bridgenutrition.ie/
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October 31, 2020 22 mins
With mandatory fines for breach of Covid guidelines introduced in recent weeks we explore the Behavioural Science behind punishment, when it works and when it might do the opposite to what is expected! With special guest Kelly Moynihan. Follow us on instagram: @thebehaviouralvaccine, and twitter: @behavioural_the
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October 24, 2020 23 mins
At this spooky time of year, we reflect on the nature of fear and the routes out of it. We discuss Learned Optimism and how to shift towards a sunnier view of ourselves and our circumstances. Follow us on instagram: @thebehaviouralvaccine, and twitter: @behavioural_the
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Not unlike hopeful homeowners, undergoing renovations - we’re living in the ruins of our old lives, and losing patience with the rebuilding process. In this episode we explore why now is the toughest of times, and how we can practise self compassion through it. Follow us on instagram: @thebehaviouralvaccine, and twitter: @behavioural_the
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In this episode Padraig and Kate are joined by Eco-Behavioural Design expert Mark James, who explains how making habits embarrassingly simple is the key to keeping going, during these tough winter months. Follow us on instagram: @thebehaviouralvaccine, and twitter: @behavioural_the Want to know more about Mark James? You can follow him on Twitter:  @MarkMJames Or on Instagram at: @ecobehaviouraldesigns
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October 3, 2020 23 mins
Today we examine Scandinavian approaches to winter including the Danish philosphy of hygge, and friluftsliv. Are you a cosy cat or an energetic pup? Follow us on instagram: @thebehaviouralvaccine, and twitter: @behavioural_the
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September 26, 2020 29 mins
This week, we look at how behavioural science can help with your financial health.  If you are looking to save for a deposit, start a pension or save for a rainy day, this is the episode for you. Follow us on instagram: @thebehaviouralvaccine, and twitter: @behavioural_the
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September 19, 2020 25 mins
Winter is fast approaching and lockdown restrictions look to be reintroduced. Having a goal can help our mental health and resilience. In this episode, Kate talks us through some executive coaching approaches that she uses to help people set and achieve their goals.
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September 12, 2020 19 mins
MISINFORMATION HAS NEVER been more talked about in Ireland than during the Covid-19 pandemic. The spread of fake news never really took hold in Ireland in the same way it did in many other countries, but more false information has been shared in Ireland in recent months than ever before. Some people have used the pandemic, and people’s valid concerns and fears, to deliberately create false information – often dubbed disinformatio...
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September 5, 2020 27 mins
According to research from Glint —40% of employees are feeling less connected to their friends.  On today's episode we talk about the nature of friendship and how to strengthen them. Follow us on instagram: @thebehaviouralvaccine, and twitter: @behavioural_the
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While in lockdown many of us developed unwanted habits, the conditions for bad habits creation were perfect - and so it’s time to pause and examine what we’re at. In today’s episode we explore ways to recognise and address those tricky new behaviours, before they become too embedded. Follow us on instagram: @thebehaviouralvaccine, and twitter: @behavioural_the
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August 22, 2020 20 mins
Everyday is a school day these days! As nippers return to the classroom, we examine how we can hack learning - to make lessons stick for the long term.  We look at strategies for learners and teachers alike, and reflect on the joy of a good pencil case. Follow us on instagram: @thebehaviouralvaccine, and twitter: @behavioural_the
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August 7, 2020 28 mins
In this episode of The Behavioural Vaccine, we discuss nudging. Nudging is a concept in Behavioural Science which proposes positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions as ways to influence behaviour and decision making. Today’s episode explores some of our favourite and least favourite nudges, and how we can apply nudging to improve our well-being. Follow us on instagram: @thebehaviouralvaccine, and twitter: @behavioural_the...
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In this episode of The Behavioural Vaccine, we explore the potential benefits of holidaying closer to home, getting into nature and the implications of flexible working on our ability to return to rural living. Follow us on instagram: @thebehaviouralvaccine, and twitter: @behavioural_the This episode is sponsored by The UX Design Institute.
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July 18, 2020 19 mins
On this episode, Padraig and Kate explore why the tide has turned towards the wearing of masks. We explore the factors that have shifted, and what they can teach us about broader behaviour change.
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July 13, 2020 27 mins
In this episode explores  Behavioural research to understand how to enter creative states. Padraig and Kate share the creative habits that work for them, and the wise words of an 84 year old Roscommon woman.
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