The Human Behavior Podcast

The Human Behavior Podcast

Do you ever wonder why people act the way that they do? Join human behavior experts Brian Marren and Greg Williams as they discuss all things human behavior related. Their goal is to increase your Advanced Critical Thinking ability through a better understanding of HBPR&A (Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis.) What is HBPR&A? It's a scientific (and fun) way to understand and articulate human behavior cues so that you can predict likely outcomes and it works regardless of your race, religion, political ideology or culture!

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O.B.E.
6d ago
O.B.E.
Today we are talking about something that affects our perception and our cognitive performance, even before we realize it’s an issue! It’s something we call “O.B.E.” which stands for Overcome By Emotion or Overwhelmed By Events. During the episode we define in great detail what we mean by these terms and how they affect our ability to sense make and problem solve but the reason we are talking about OBE is because it comes on much faster than we think and is often the biggest contributing factor to poor decision making. When we use the term “overwhelmed” people often assume that we are talking about a situation or event that is highly chaotic or complex but in reality it can come on when we are running a few minutes late for an important event. During the episode we give several examples of what we mean by OBE and we talk about the physiological and psychological processes that contribute to becoming overwhelmed by events or overcome by emotion.Thank you so much for tuning in, we hope you enjoy the episode and if you want more you can check out our Patreon channel where we have a lot more content as well as subscriber only episodes of the show. If you enjoy the podcast I would kindly ask that you leave us a review and more importantly, please share it with a friend. Thank you for your time and don’t forget that Training Changes Behavior!Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
Killing Complacency
Apr 2 2024
Killing Complacency
Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s episode of the Human Behavior Podcast. For this episode we are defining a term that you’ve likely heard before called Complacency. We’ve all heard the saying that “complacency kills” or had someone tell us not to get complacent but I don’t ever hear anyone defining what complacency actually is! So, for this episode, we are defining complacency using four powerful cognitive processes that affect all humans which are Adaptation, Change Blindness, Channel Capacity, and Sequencing. During the episode we define each one of the elements that make up complacency and we talk about why complacency exists, how it affects us, when it affects us, and we give some very simple ways to help counteract the brains natural tendency towards complacency.Thank you so much for tuning in, we hope you enjoy the episode and if you want more you can check out our Patreon channel where we have a lot more content as well as subscriber only episodes of the show. If you enjoy the podcast I would kindly ask that you leave us a review and more importantly, please share it with a friend. Thank you for your time and don’t forget that Training Changes Behavior!Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
Culture Doesn't Matter
Mar 19 2024
Culture Doesn't Matter
Today we are talking about culture and why it matters less than what people think, especially when it comes to reading human behavior. Understanding culture is laboriously slow, heavily nuanced, and in today’s world of mass communication and global connectivity humans have the ability to choose what culture they belong to. The human behavior principles that we discuss rely on human behavior characteristics which demonstrate intent. Culture can create idiosyncratic displays, rites, and rituals that have no or nominal bearing on threat prediction and hostile intent determination. So we feel that culture only matters as context, providing increased granularity with which to support one’s evidence-based conclusions. For this episode we used the after action review we wrote about a government research project we were involved with a couple years ago where we had to show the efficacy and utility of our intent-based predictive analysis program. If you would like to read more about that program as well as the entire paper we wrote you can find it on the Arcadia Cognerati patreon page.Thank you so much for tuning in, we hope you enjoy the episode and if you want more you can check out our Patreon channel where we have a lot more content as well as subscriber only episodes of the show. If you enjoy the podcast I would kindly ask that you leave us a review and more importantly, please share it with a friend. Thank you for your time and don’t forget that Training Changes Behavior!Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
Connecting The Dots
Mar 13 2024
Connecting The Dots
Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s episode of the Human Behavior Podcast. Today’s episode is sort of the next step after last week’s episode where we discussed how important it is to focus on the background action or the context or “scene” that you are observing because the seemingly mundane environmental signals are actually the foundation for observing human behavior. So for this episode we are talking about anomaly detection, putting together the breadcrumbs, “connecting the dots” and why it’s so hard to do that in the moment. As you all know it’s easy to Monday morning quarterback a situation while sitting in a chair watching a youtube video but when you’re in the middle of the situation it’s much more difficult. For this episode Greg shared a couple of stories where he and a few other people didn’t connect the dots in the moment and then we go on to explain WHY this happens and we give some examples of HOW to “prime” yourself so you can get better at “connecting the dots.”Thank you so much for tuning in, we hope you enjoy the episode and if you want more you can check out our Patreon channel where we have a lot more content as well as subscriber only episodes of the show. If you enjoy the podcast I would kindly ask that you leave us a review and more importantly, please share it with a friend. Thank you for your time and don’t forget that Training Changes Behavior!Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
Non-Standard Observations
Mar 5 2024
Non-Standard Observations
Hello everyone and welcome to this installment of the Human Behavior Podcast. Today we are talking about the most important element of understanding, or “reading,” human behavior, which is the background action, the context, the setting of the scene that provides the relevance for what you see.Think about this for a second…Every time you drive, bike, or walk – you pass by signs, signals, plaques, icons, or graffiti without every fully realizing the significance of those observations or perceptions. These nuanced observations create the fidelity and the granularity that comprises the very fabric of our memories. It’s easy to take the B-roll, the background action, the set dressing as meaningless filler when in reality, those perceptions are the essential elements in comparing baselines to determine threats or danger.For this episode I had Greg share a personal story where his recognition of a seemingly insignificant observation gave him the gift of time and distance which probably saved his life. This story came from a larger Lessons Learned article that Greg wrote a while back and you can find that article on our Patreon site. Thank you so much for tuning in, we hope you enjoy the episode and if you want more you can check out our Patreon channel where we provide subscriber only episodes of the show. If you enjoy the podcast I would kindly ask that you leave us a review and more importantly, please share it with a friend. Thank you for your time and don’t forget that Training Changes Behavior!Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
Trust Your Gut
Feb 20 2024
Trust Your Gut
This week we are talking about intuition and what it really means to “trust your gut.” Just like our previous episodes we are going to start out by reading an article that Greg wrote where he highlights several examples of people who DIDN’T “trust their gut” and it lead to some pretty catastrophic situations. For this episode we are talking about intuition from two perspectives. The first being the “gut feeling” that you’ve likely experienced when something feels “off.” The other aspect of intuition that we are talking about is how it pertains to cognitive training and learning to become better at decision-making. During the episode we talk about some of the science behind intuition and why it is an important “hard-wired” element that has kept the human race alive for a very long time. We also dive into the essential role that emotion and cognition play when it comes to “training for the real event” and we bring up some of the misconceptions we’ve seen when it comes to including those elements into scenario-based training. Some of the topics we discuss include the difference between muscle memory and cognitive training, information versus intelligence, creating explanatory storylines, and how to enhance your own intuition.Thank you so much for tuning in, we hope you enjoy the episode and if you want to know more please check out our Patreon site. If you enjoy the podcast I would kindly ask that you leave us a review and more importantly, please share it with a friend. Thanks for tuning in and don’t forget that Training Changes Behavior!Episode Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53hleVLARbE&rco=1Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
Rage and Randomness
Feb 14 2024
Rage and Randomness
Hello everyone and thanks for tuning in this week and I apologize for not getting the episode out on time but since we record the podcast when we are on the road there can be a delay in when I get access to the recording files which can cause a slight delay uploading the episode. So although todays episode is a day late it is by no means a dollar short!This week we are talking about two major topics that often intersect with one another in real life settings. Those two topics we are covering today are Randomness and Rage. Just like our last episode we used an article that Greg wrote a while back as the basis for this discussion. So if you’re a Patreon subscriber you can read the entire article and then skip ahead to about the 19 minute mark in the episode where we start the discussion or you can listen to the entire episode from the beginning to hear Greg read the article. During the episode we define how rage works in humans, we talk about why it is such a powerful emotion and we explain the difference between rage and anger. We also talk in great detail about randomness and how it is interpreted by humans and how seemingly random environmental “messages” can significantly influence human behavior. Throughout the discussion we refer back to the stories from the article that Greg wrote and we end with a few powerful examples of how Rage and Randomness can intersect with one and create a deadly situation.I want to give a special thanks to Brian at the Music Lab at the Jefferson Building in Roanoke, VA where this episode was recorded as well as his young son who helped setup the studio.Thank you so much for tuning in, we hope you enjoy the episode and if you want to know more please check out our Patreon site. If you enjoy the podcast I would kindly ask that you leave us a review and more importantly, please share it with a friend. Thanks for tuning in and don’t forget that Training Changes Behavior!Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
Sense Make vs Scents Make
Feb 6 2024
Sense Make vs Scents Make
Hello everyone and thanks for tuning back in, this week we are super excited to bring you the very first episode of the human behavior podcast! For those of you have been listening to the Left Of Greg podcast we think you’re going to really enjoy the new format as well as the additional content on Patreon.At Arcadia Cognerati we train people how to conduct predictive analysis and “read” a situation, event, or person more accurately because if you can do that, you can make more informed decisions and you won’t be forced to react or respond to everything that happens. You can actually control the operational tempo and use time and distance to your advantage. So, for this very first episode I wanted to start with a topic that Greg and I talk a lot about in our in-person training courses and we decided to use an article that Greg wrote a few years ago as a basis for the episode. If you’re a Patreon subscriber, you can read the article titled Sense Making vs Scents Making which is a play on words about whether you are accurately making sense of your environment or if you’re making a stink of the situation. We often see examples on the news of situations that have gone catastrophically wrong, and the pundits and armchair quarterbacks come out with all kinds of opinions on WHAT the person did wrong, but they fail to accurately explain WHY they made the wrong decision, which I simply define as a failure in sense making, an error in comprehension. So, in this episode we are going to explain why all humans are prone to errors in sense making and why we keep getting things wrong, even when we think we aren’t. During the episode we unpack some complex issues about errors in judgement and where they come from, we talk about heuristic processing, psychological imperatives that are biased in favor of our survival, and how the line between fantasy and reality can easily get blurred. I want to give a special thanks to the folks we met at APX Studios in Ferndale, Michigan where this episode was recorded. Not only were they extremely professional and helpful but we had an amazing conversation with them after we recorded the show.Thank you so much for tuning in, we hope you enjoy the episode and if you want to know more please check out our Patreon site. If you enjoy the podcast I would kindly ask that you leave us a review and more importantly, please share it with a friend. Thanks for tuning in and don’t forget that Training Changes Behavior!Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
Humans Are Constantly On Transmit
Jan 23 2024
Humans Are Constantly On Transmit
Today we are giving a detailed explanation of what we mean when we say that “all humans are constantly on transmit.” You may have heard us make that reference on previous episodes so we decided to explain the psychological and sociological imperatives that contribute to the innate human need to be seen and heard.In order to explain WHY all humans are on transmit we go all the way back to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and then we give some recent examples of how hard it is for people to NOT be on transmit. We also talk about how to recognize what someone is transmitting so you can tune into the right frequency and avoid errors in sense making.    Please don’t forget to follow us on social media, you can find the links in the episode details and if you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with your friends. Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the show!Episode Links: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2684144-aaron-hernandez-allegedly-has-tattoos-of-guns-used-in-suspected-double-murderhttps://apnews.com/article/lewiston-maine-shooting-warning-signs-robert-card-e154aac79b4f9d42a5381c20cd6618ddhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/calif-gangsters-tattoo-of-crime-scene-helps-solve-murder/Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
Pranked or Provoked?
Dec 26 2023
Pranked or Provoked?
Today we are talking about some of the different type of prank videos that you often see on social media including a recent one in Virginia where a youtuber was shot by someone who he was trying to prank. Although these types of prank shows are very popular and have been around for a long time, things don’t always go as planned.During the show we explain the different autonomic reactions that can occur during these situations, and we get into the nuances of each example and how they elicit different reactions from the subject involved in the prank. We also get into several related topics like false and forced socialization, how the lack of awareness plays into these shows, and the role of our amygdalae plays in processing ALL of the information we consume.Please don’t forget to follow us on social media, you can find the links in the episode details and if you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with your friends. Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the show!Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
A Horse Named Twister
Dec 5 2023
A Horse Named Twister
Today we are discussing the importance of naming conventions, taxonomy, the lexicon you use, and the priming effect that words can have on others. Since language is extremely adaptive and the meanings behind words can change over time, unintended consequences will arise from the words you use. The name you give to something will illicit responses and influence how a person processes what you are saying which means the outcome of your message may not match its original intent.In today’s episode we give some examples of how things have gone wrong in the past like the Chevy Nova and a horse named “Twister,” and we talk about how focusing on INTENT and using concise language can help mitigate potential errors in sense making from the recipient of the message. Please don’t forget to follow us on social media, you can find the links in the episode details and if you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with your friends. Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the show!Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
Your iPhone and the 4th Amendment
Nov 14 2023
Your iPhone and the 4th Amendment
Today we are talking about a poker game that spun wildly out of control and turned into a robbery and shooting, and that was just the start of this case!The reason we are discussing this case is because during the investigation the defendants iPhone was searched and during that search the investigator found evidence of another crime that he was subsequently charged with. The defendants lawyer tried to argue that the search warrant that was used was too broad and therefore the evidence should not be allowed, and the case went all the way up to the U.S. Court of Appeals.This case brought up a number of different 4th amendment issues and how the law is being interpreted given the new technologies that exist today and so we thought it was an interesting case to bring up with our audience. You can read more about the specific case by following the link in the episode details.Please don’t forget to follow us on social media, you can find the links in the episode details and if you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with your friends. Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the show!https://caselaw.findlaw.com/court/us-11th-circuit/115376968.htmlLeadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/
Executive Protection with Ivan Ivanovich
Nov 7 2023
Executive Protection with Ivan Ivanovich
Today we are talking to Ivan Ivanovich, a global leader in the Executive Protection industry who has started, and ran, several highly successful multinational security companies. He has an impressive background and extensive experience operating in some of the most complex security environments in the world. We first met Ivan two years ago when we spoke at the Executive Protection Summit in Mexico City and we have been huge supporters of him ever since. He recently came out with a book about executive protection so we wanted to have him on the show to talk about his experiences.During the conversation Ivan shares with us some powerful stories from his work in Mexico and he highlights some of the problems within the executive protection industry. He also gives us his take on the future of the industry and what he thinks that practitioners should focus on.Please don’t forget to follow us on social media, you can find the links in the episode details and if you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with your friends. Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the show!https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivan-ivanovich-12b73b57/Read Ivans Book: https://www.amazon.com/Protección-ejecutiva-siglo-XXI-doctrina-ebook/dp/B09MZ8BC9Q/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1AUUWDQAFWTSK&keywords=Ivan+Ivanovich&qid=1699318728&sprefix=ivan+ivanovich%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-1Leadership Lessons From The Great BooksReading great literature is better than trying to read and understand...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showWebsite: https://thehumanbehaviorpodcast.buzzsprout.com/shareFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHumanBehaviorPodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehumanbehaviorpodcast/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArcadiaCognerati More about Greg and Brian: https://arcadiacognerati.com/arcadia-cognerati-leadership-team/