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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, ...
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In this Podcast, we will explore and revolutionize human behavior by coming from our hearts and souls. We will use empathy and unconditional love to redefine the science of human behavior (ABA or Applied Behavior Analysis). We will revolutionize the field of behavior science and science itself by using humanistic principles that undermine the very fabric of scientific determinism and shed light on the real human experience that underlies all behavior. We will use empathy to put ourselves in ...
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In this podcast, we reach across the aisle and discuss how others are using behavioral science to address the very human condition of suffering. We discuss such issues related to chronic pain; race, wealth and class disparities; drug abuse; poverty; child abuse; domestic violence; criminal injustice; social media; mental illness; loneliness; educational and basic need deprivation; among many others. We also discuss the latest therapeutic models of treatment for these conditions as well as he ...
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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 i…
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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 s…
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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 t…
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Today we are talking about how and why humans naturally fear change, even when it will ultimately benefit us. We explain how even though change is a fundamental part of our lives, our intuition can be counterproductive when it comes to things like adaptation and evolution because we will always seek out familiarity. We are having this discussion be…
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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 …
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Today we are expanding on some of the same themes we discussed in our last episode but rather than talking about music, we are talking about movies and TV shows and how you can use your favorite shows to better understand human behavior in general. During the episode we give a number of examples of how movies and tv shows have to follow a certain a…
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Today we are talking about how music is inextricably linked to human behavior even at a very primal level. During the episode we talk about many of the parallels between music and human behavior and we explain why music has played such a powerful role in the human experience. We cover a number of topics and songs during the episode, and we explain …
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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 …
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On today’s episode we are explaining how we distinguish between something that is “normal” versus something that is “novel” when it comes to making observations about human behavior. We often see people attribute more value or significance to observations that really don’t matter which can lead to serious errors in sense making. This often occurs b…
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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 a…
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Today we are talking about one of the human behavior domains that we teach in our training courses called Heuristics. Now there are a number of different types of heuristics as well as various mental models that people like to use or discuss so we wanted to talk about how we use heuristics in the most functional manner possible. During the discussi…
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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 su…
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Tom Szabo is a peer-reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) trainer, board certified behavior analyst, and faculty member of Capella University in the masters and doctoral behavior analysis programs. Over the last fifteen years, Tom has focused his practice on teaching people ways to ignite psychological flexibility in their personal lives…
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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 …
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Today we are discussing our thoughts on the use of personality tests, especially when it comes to the hiring process and the general use of them in the workplace. During the episode we talk about the limitations and flaws of personality testing, how they oversimplify complex human behavior, and how they lack reliability. We also discuss the importa…
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Today we are responding to some of the questions we received regarding our statement that “most people want their say, not their way.” During the episode we explain what we mean by this statement, why it is significant, and we give a number of examples of how to identify the difference between these types of people. We also talk about the differenc…
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Today we have a special guest on the show by the name of Charlie Harr. Charlie is the Operations Coordinator for the annual Marine Corps Marathon that is coming up on October 29th in Arlington, Virginia and he is tasked with coordinating security for the event as well as implementing the Anti-Terrorism Force Protection measures. Charlie is a long-t…
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Today we are going a little deeper into one of our first principles that we talked about on a previous podcast. Some of you reached out with some questions regarding what we meant by “demonstrations of intent are more important than motive” so we decided to explain what we mean by demonstrations of intent. During the episode we talk about how all h…
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Today we are defining something that a lot of people talk about called “Situational Awareness.” We start off by giving some historical context to the term and we explain the standard definition of what situational awareness is, as well as what it isn’t. During the episode we talk about how the main elements of situational awareness (which is percep…
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Today we are joined by author, trainer, and former police officer Dr. John Peters. John is a highly experienced practitioner and expert witness with over 40 years of training and operational experience. We asked John to come on the show to not only talk about his experience in training but also tell some stories about when he first met Greg back in…
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Today we are talking about the basic principles that create the foundation for HOW we articulate human behavior. Normally this is something we reserve for our in-person training courses and they are typically discussed in a very deliberate manner but we thought it would be good to share this with all of you. The 4 main principle beliefs that we tal…
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Today we are joined by special guest Dr. Jason Piccolo. Jason is a former Army Captain and career federal agent who became a whistleblower during the Obama administration. During the episode Jason discussed his career trajectory, from enlisting in the military to working in law enforcement, and ultimately exposing disturbing data related to immigra…
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Today we are talking about some recent tragedies that all involve the same type of crime where a person murdered their own family members and then killed themselves. We are discussing these cases in order to shed some light on how we can get better at identifying pre-event indicators of violence in all humans. One of the ways we can do this is by s…
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Today we are joined by Chip Huth, a highly respected figure in the law enforcement community who has over 30 years of operational experience. During his career Chip led an internationally recognized tactical team where he planned, coordinated, and executed over 2500 high risk tactical operations. We brought Chip on the show to talk about the transf…
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Today we are joined by an incredibly insightful and highly experienced subject matter expert by the name of Dr. John Black to talk about complexity and decision-making. Dr. Black has an impressive career that includes several decades in both law enforcement and military special operations, and he is a subject matter expert in a number of areas incl…
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Today we are talking about the differences between anger, aggression, and violence and why it’s important to distinguish the difference between them. During the episode we get into a few examples of what we mean by anger and aggression, and we explain how recognizing the difference between them will help you determine whether a person is going to e…
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Today we are joined by special guest Scott Kirshner who has decades of experience in the criminal justice field with experiences ranging from Parole administrator to correction officer. Scott is an accomplished trainer with extensive experience in officer safety and violence mitigation strategies, he’s the CEO of Dedicated Threat Solutions and we b…
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Today we are talking about Access and Boundaries which are two important concepts that are inextricably linked to one another. All criminals, terrorists, insurgents, or even people just trying to sell you something need to have access to you whether they intend to victimize you or get you to buy something. So if we look at different types of crimes…
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Today we are talking about some of the basic rules of cognition that affect our ability to sense and make and problem solve which can cause us to make bad decisions. We recently delivered a webinar where we talked about cognitive training and how to build a “cognitive gym” and we decided to share the information that we talked about in that webinar…
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Today we are talking about the psychological concept of “priming” and how it plays a significant role in your behavior. We start the episode by explaining some of the different types of priming and how they affect your perception and memory recall. Then we give some real-world examples of how you can use the concept of priming to your advantage, es…
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Today we are talking about a term called “duty to intervene.” Although this concept is typically discussed in a law enforcement setting it applies at a much larger scale than most people realize and applies in every social setting that you are in. Rather than doing the typical “Monday Morning Quarterback” commentary that you see after a story or vi…
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Today we are talking about a recent supreme court case involving a man who was convicted of stalking and making true threats against a woman. Our discussion for today revolves around the question “what defines a true threat?” For this discussion we bring up a number of legal and behavior related issues including perception, Mens Rea, the subjective…
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Today we are talking about manifestos, social leakage, injustice collectors, and how you can determine someone’s intent before, during, and after they commit acts of violence. During the episode we give several examples of people who went on a killing spree for very different reasons to illustrate how the current analysis of these events don’t alwa…
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Today we are talking about diminishing returns in the context of how we respond to novel situations in our environment. For the discussion we used a few recent law enforcement examples to highlight the fact that simply sending more people or spending more money not only doesn’t solve the problem but can actually make the situation worse. During the…
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Today we are talking about the importance of language and the innate human desire to rename things that already exist. During the episode we define terms like situational awareness, situation understanding, attention, cognitive load and we explain what they mean in the context of human behavior, predictive analysis, and decision-making. We give a n…
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Today we are talking about what is commonly referred to as Stress Inoculation training. We start the discussion with an explanation of where this term came from and then we get into the different problems that arise when you take something from a clinical setting to a training environment. During the episode we talk about the essential elements tha…
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Today we are talking about the recent shooting in Texas that left 5 family members dead after they asked their neighbor to stop firing his weapon because their baby was trying to sleep. We are discussing this case because it’s a great example of how society focuses on completely irrelevant details instead of focusing on the root causes of the incid…
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This week we are joined by a very special guest by the name of Todd Fox. Todd has an impressive career in the executive protection industry and has an extensive military, law enforcement, and martial arts background. We brought Todd on the show to share some of his experiences and to get a sneak peek behind the curtain of an international executive…
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This week we are talking about the overuse of “culture” as a lens with which to view a person, place, group, or event. As we often say in our training courses, “culture is merely context” and although it may help to understand certain cultural differences, we don’t feel that it’s as important as people make it out to be. During the episode we defin…
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Today we are joined by our friend and former guest on the show, Steve Drum. We asked Steve to come back on the show to talk about his new book called “Life On The X: A Navy SEAL’s Guide to Meeting Any Challenge with Courage, Confidence, and Readiness.” During the episode Steve shares a few stories from his time in the SEAL Teams and being “on the x…
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Today we are very excited to bring on the show a brilliant cognitive psychologist by the name of Dr. Lia DiBello. Dr. DiBello is the Chief Science Officer for ACSI Labs, she is a leading expert in the world of accelerated learning and a pioneer in the field of what she calls “strategic rehearsal.” If you are involved in training and education then …
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Today we are tying together some of the cases we discussed in the last two episodes by explaining how to plan, prepare, and avoid the catastrophic failures in response that we often see during major events. During the episode we use a parking lot as both a literal and metaphorical low-calorie, high-fidelity example of “training for the real event”.…
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Today’s episode is the second episode in a three-part series where we are explaining how historical events and stories sometimes get “hijacked by history” which results in people changing the significance of the past in order to suit the needs of the present. In this episode we are talking about how the process in which our memory works will cause …
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This episode is the first of a three-part series where we are explaining how historical events and stories sometimes get “hijacked by history,” which results in people changing the significance of the past in order to suit the needs of the present. In this first episode we dive into the history behind the phrase “Beware the Ides of March,” and we t…
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On today’s episode we are talking about HOW and WHY certain geographic anchor points (like your home) will have a higher likelihood of potentially violent encounters taking place at them. We explain what we mean by a person’s “home” from the psychological and sociological standpoint and why it can be such an emotionally charged location. We also gi…
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Today we decided to answer a question that we know a lot of you have been thinking about. That question is: what does Bob Seger, Ethylene Glycol, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, and the Columbine High School shooting have to do with one another? Ok, so maybe you’ve never asked that question, but the short answer is either misinformation or disinforma…
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Today is our follow up conversation with Arcadia Cognerati Advisory Board member and previous guest Clark Dever. Clark is an entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in emerging technology and he is an expert at building products, teams, and successful businesses. We brought Clark back on the show to discuss how he optimizes the performance of…
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Today we are talking about the over reliance of training on Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures, or “TTP’s.” Since the primary focus of TTP’s is HOW to do something, what is often not addressed is WHY you are doing it. This type of thinking and training can lead to a number of issues that may outweigh the initial problem you were trying to solve wi…
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On today’s episode we are joined by our good friend and Arcadia Cognerati advisory board member, Clark Dever. Clark is an entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in emerging technology and he is an expert at building products, teams, and successful businesses. We brought Clark on the show today because he wanted to explore human behavior and …
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On today’s episode we are answering a couple of questions that one of our listeners sent us regarding interviews and interrogations. In the specific case we talk about, the suspect called 911 after committing a violent crime, he was then interviewed by investigators but was subsequently released because at the time they felt they did not have enoug…
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