Dec. 2, 2022

David Robson on The Expectation Effect

David Robson on The Expectation Effect

How do our expectations impact our experiences? More than you might think. On this very special episode of the Human Risk podcast, I’m speaking with David Robson, author of ‘The Expectation Effect’.

Joining me in that are two of my favourite...


How do our expectations impact our experiences? More than you might think. On this very special episode of the Human Risk podcast, I’m speaking with David Robson, author of ‘The Expectation Effect’.

Joining me in that are two of my favourite podcasters, Kurt Nelson and Tim Houlihan of the Behavioral Grooves podcast. They, like me, were in London for a gathering od Behavioural Science practitioners and so we thought we should mark the occasion by recording a few shows together at an iconic location. And were better to do that, than the Abbey Road studios where artists — most famously the Beatles — recorded some classic albums.

All three of us were intrigued by David’s writings about Expectation. In The Expectation Effect, he takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge research that reveals the many profound ways that our expectations shape our experience. Bringing together fascinating case studies and evidence-based science, The Expectation Effect uncovers new techniques that we can all use to improve our fitness, productivity, intelligence, health and happines


For more on David and his book The Expectation Effect: https://davidrobson.me/books/the-expectation-effect/

To find out more about the Behavioral Grooves podcast visit https://behavioralgrooves.com/

I first appeared on Tim & Kurt’s show here: https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/christian-hunt-mitigating-human-risk-and-the-algorithmic-mind/

They also invited me back to talk about Human Risk under COVID: https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/c-19-dont-outsource-your-critical-thinking-with-christian-hunt/

Tim & Kurt appeared on this show here: https://www.humanriskpodcast.com/tim-houlihan-and-dr-kurt/