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Bite-sized Psychology at Your Service

Looking to learn something from a psychologist? Since this profession has a special place in our hearts, we dedicate this collection to the men and women who are well-versed in the intricacies of human behavior.

6 courses

Courses in this collection:

  • 1

    The Psychology of Pricing

    A practical guide to using behavioral science for good

    In our experience at Irrational Labs, we find that it’s the companies trying to help consumers become happier, healthier and wealthier that make the most mistakes valuing their products. This course will help you better understand these mistakes and how to avoid them. 

    Have you ever been curious about questions such as:


    • Why people get so excited about buying things that are in short supply? 

    • What causes promotions to drive short-term spikes in sales yet become counterproductive over time?

    • When can offering a product for free actually be bad for the customer? 

    In 22 short and fun lessons, you will learn the answers to these questions as you are introduced to key concepts from the field of behavioral economics. You will get examples and exercises to help you take what you’ve learned and apply it to the pricing and promotions of different products and services.

    This course is primarily for product managers, designers and creators of products and services that are helping improve people’s well-being

    If you choose to apply any of these insights within your company, we ask that you answer one question before making any changes: “Will this make people better off?’ This simple rule of thumb will help ensure you’re making changes that improve your customer’s bottom line as well as your company’s.  

    Enjoy!

    Irrational Labs: Kristen Berman, Ingrid Melvaer Paulin, and Evelyn Gosnell 

    In collaboration with Dan Ariely and Jason Hreha 

  • 2

    Psyched for Work

    The psychology of happiness at work

    Just like people, some workplaces are fun while others are boring. The one thing that happy workplaces have in common is employees who are engaged in meaningful assignments. They are efficient, productive and enjoy the challenges that come with the job. Happiness at work leads to employees who are successful in their professions and proud of their employer. 


    With this course, I hope to put job satisfaction on the agenda of corporate life, and get managers and individual employees alike to stop and think about what they can do to bring joy to their job. You will learn about all the advantages of workplaces characterized by joy, as well as see what you, your employer and your coworkers can do to create such a workplace. 


    The advice and suggestions that will be presented are based on recent research as well as my own experiences as an organizational consultant. 

  • 3

    The Art of Monotasking

    How to stop multitasking in ten days

    Can’t stop opening your email? Do you have more than ten tabs open right now? Are you planning what to cook for dinner while reading this sentence? 

    If you have answered yes to any of the above, you just might have a problem with multitasking.

    A problem? Yes, modern research offers clear evidence that multitasking is far from effective. In this course, you will learn why. You’ll also be given ten simple exercises that will help you stop multitasking and start monotasking.

    This course builds on research from behavioral economics, cognitive neuroscience, and behavioral psychology to get you on your way to a monotasking work-style.

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    Said about the course:

    "I love the concept of monotasking! It has changed how I work entirely – I get more done but somehow leave work earlier than before!!" 

  • 4

    Norm-challenging parenting

    Give your children more options and promote their learning and self-esteem

    Do girls have to wear pink princess dresses? Can boys wear them, too? Do we really have to praise our children in everything they do? And why can’t it be two princes who get to live happily ever after?

    Being a parent in today's society means being subjected to numerous norms and expectations of what our children should be like. What is considered "normal" - and what is not.

    Norms are sometimes very useful, but there is also a risk that they make people - children as well as adults - feel constrained. We feel like we don’t fit in or belong in the norm. It’s not comfortable to us. Perhaps we would prefer to say, do or wear things that the prevailing norm will not really allow.

    Norm criticism is about becoming aware of, and questioning, these norms - and instead, opening up and making way for new opportunities, for everyone.

    If you wish to give children and young people around you more opportunities and options, regardless of their gender, then this course is for you. It was created primarily for parents, but also for people who work in preschools and schools, for grandparents and others who encounter children and young people in their lives.

    I have chosen to name the theme of this course norm-challenging parenting, because I believe that opportunities and challenges are always better than limitations and criticism.

    If we offer our children many different options and alternatives in playing and learning, I believe that we promote a healthy development and strengthen their self-esteem.

    What do you think?

    The course is completely free and all you have to do is enter your email address in the box above. Welcome!

    This course is created by Lina Bodestad, licensed psychologist, and mother.

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    Said about the course:

    "After taking this course you will never look at the world in the same way – and that's a good thing! Every parent should take this course"

  • 5

    Efficient Organizational Management

    An introduction to Organizational Behavior Management

    How can we know what affects the results of an organization? The answers are often to be found in behaviors within the work group. By identifying these behaviors and promoting them with the help of proven methods from OBM, we can streamline the organization and achieve great results!

    In this course, we will introduce you to OBM (Organizational Behavior Management). After the course you will have a better understanding of how you can give yourself and your employees a chance to promote the group’s positive behaviors, and together create an organization where inspiration and results are key pillars within each unit.  

    In ten parts, we want to give you a taste of what you can achieve by using tried and tested methods within OBM. So, let me show you what efficient organizational management really looks like! Submit your email address below to get started!

    This course is created by me, licensed psychologist Sara Ingvarsson. In my work, I help both small and large organizations bring about change that sticks.

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    Said about the course:

    "Thanks to Sara's course I finally got time to learn about OBM to see what all the fuzz is about. Now I know and thanks to that I've gotten a new perspective to behaviors within an organization."

  • 6

    Mingle School for Introverts and Shy People

    How psychology can teach you how to network and mingle

    Mingle.

    Walk around and have relaxed conversations with people you don't know.

    Build relationships.

    Does the mere thought give you chills?

    You are not alone. It may sound simple to some, but for many of us it makes our heart palpitate, we sweat, get tongue-tied and stutter when we are expected to speak spontaneously in different situations. Thoughts such as, “what should I talk about?”, “what if I’m all alone?”, “what if no one thinks I'm interesting?”, “I'll only say stupid things,” may be running through your head and put an immediate end to any attempts to approach others. But it doesn't have to be this way.

    In this course, we will go over a few psychological theories that affect us when we mingle, and how we can get around unnecessary mind traps and fears that are easy to get stuck in. I will also give you exercises that will help you get an idea of how you can actually train yourself how to mingle.

    So why should you get better at mingling? For one thing, it often becomes a lot more fun to go to parties and other private functions where you don’t know that many people. But it’s also extremely useful when you run a business when you want to create better relationships between business and universities, or perhaps when you want to present some exciting research results. When you mingle, you are building networks.

    This course is created by trained psychologist, Jenny Rickardson. She works in the department of behavioral medicine and pain treatment at Karolinska University Hospital, in addition to being a lecturer on ACT and teaching psychology at Psykologifabriken.

    The course is based on learning psychology and CBT, along with elements of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).

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