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Do You Need A Wise Intervention?

Podcast with Greg Walton

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Greg Walton, who’s an associate professor of psychology at Stanford University. Much of Greg’s research investigates psychological processes that contribute to major social problems and how wise interventions that target these processes can address such problems and help people flourish even over long periods of time. Dr. Walton’s research has been recognized with awards from numerous organizations, including the American Psychological Society’s Rising Star of the Year Award. And has been published in leading journals and covered in major media outlets all over the world. He’s the co-editor of the Handbook of Wise Interventions: How Social Psychology Can Help People Change, and we are so honored to have him here with us today.

In this episode, we explore how wise interventions – simple shifts to the way we make meaning of what’s happening in the world around us – can have a big impact at work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:05] – Greg explains what makes an intervention wise.
  • [06:30] – Greg shares how wise interventions can improve our sense of belonging at work.
  • [11:37] – Greg explains how wise interventions can leverage our need for accuracy.
  • [13:32] – Greg shares our wise interventions can leverage our need for integrity.
  • [18:00] – Greg explains when wise interventions are most likely to succeed.
  • [25:39] – Greg begins the lightning round!

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Greg!

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