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The Viall Files


Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Maya Shankar is a behavioral scientist that discusses with Nick how it is possible to change people's minds not only in personal relationships, but also on a global scale. They dive deep into topics like social norms, narcissism, power dynamics, personal biases, and even The Bachelor.  Maya is currently the Senior Director of Behavioral Economics at Google and is the creator, host, and executive producer of “A Slight Change of Plans”, a podcast with Pushkin Industries. Maya previously served as a Senior Advisor in the Obama White House, where she founded and served as Chair of the White House's Behavioral Science Team — a team of scientists charged with improving public policy using research insights about human behavior. 

You can listen to Dr/ Maya's  "A Slight Change of Plans" podcast here  https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/slight-change-of-plans

“We use the term social norms, but it is really just peer pressure and social shame that people will pass judgment on you.”

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