Behavioral Scientist Maya Shankar On Why We Do What We Do

2018 ⸱ 

Maya Shankar, PhD


Award-winning host of the podcast A Slight Change of Plans, cognitive scientist Maya Shankar shares how even small changes in the way we design programs, products, and policies can better motivate healthy choices, improve individual wellness, and impact other fundamental measures of civic happiness and health.

About the speaker(s)

Maya Shankar, PhD,  is an internationally recognized authority on how to use insights about human behavior to improve decision-making. Maya founded and was Chair of the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team under President Obama and was the first-ever Behavioral Science Advisor to the United Nations. She has been profiled in The New Yorker and her work featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Forbes, and the NPR programs All Things Considered, Freakonomics, and Hidden Brain. Maya is currently Head of Behavioral Sciences at Google. 

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