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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Steve Wendel. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Steve Wendel, often where they are interviewed.

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Steve Wendel, PhD: Designing for Behavior Change

Behavioral Grooves Podcast
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Stephen Wendel, PhD is an applied behavioral scientist who studies how digital products can help people take action more effectively. He currently serves as Head of Behavioral Science at Morningstar, leading a team of behavioral scientists and practitioners who conduct original research on saving and investment behavior.

Steve has authored “Designing for Behavior Change,” “Improving Employee Benefits,” and “Spiritual Design.” He is also a co-founder of the non-profit Action Design Network that focuses on educating the public on how to apply behavioral research to product development with monthly events in fifteen cities.

In our conversation, we talked about epistemic humility, which is a cool concept that was new to both Kurt and Tim. We also discussed a few of our favorite topics including the role of behavioral science in the corporate world, the ethical application of behavioral science, and how important context is to … well, everything.

We hope you enjoy our conversation with Steve and encourage you to take a moment to leave a review or check out our Patreon page at

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Jul 26 2020

1hr 17mins


The Thinker's Guide to Market Volatility, with Dr. Steve Wendel and Sam Lamas

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#253: Dr. Steve Wendel is a behavioral economist and the head of behavioral science at Morningstar, an independent investment research firm.

Samantha Lamas is also a behavioral researcher at Morningstar.

They discuss the hidden biases in our decision making and how these hidden biases affect us - particularly during this pandemic and during times of high anxiety and stress.

They also discuss techniques that will help us avoid deceiving ourselves.

For more information, visit the show notes at

Apr 27 2020

1hr 9mins


25 - Dr. Steve Wendel on Investor Success

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Psychologist Steve Wendel of Morningstar shares his experience on the behavioural challenges all investors face. Then Dan considers the pros and cons of using a one-fund solution compared with a portfolio built from individual ETFs. For complete show notes on Dr. Steve Wendel on Investor Success visit

Jul 09 2019



When Retirement Seems Impossible (with Dr. Steve Wendel from Morningstar)

The Stacking Benjamins Show
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Invest there, save here, charge this, spend that... what's behind our financial decision making? We might not personally have all of those answer, but we know someone who does. Coming down to the basement is the head of behavioral science at Morningstar, Steve Wendel. Morningstar has some alarming statistics about retirement, and Dr. Wendel will present eight different ways to solve some potentially big problems in your future.

And in our headlines segment... is the market about to take a tumble? We'll discuss why analysts think the market is about to endure a shake-up, and what you should be doing about it. In our second headline we're turning our attention to cryptocurrency. If only 2% of planners seeing the crypto as a viable investment option, should we be paying any attention to it?

Then, after Doug's trivia, we'll throw out the Haven Life Line to Blake who's asking about "play" money. After someone uses a "sandbox" account, do they replenish the fund? And in our letters segment we answer the question: What should you do with your cash if you're saving for a big purchase in the next year?

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Jun 18 2018

1hr 3mins