Being Well Podcast: How to Make Learning STICK
July 18, 2022

On this episode of Being Well, Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson dive into Rick’s recently published study on our capacity for deliberate growth. We talk a bit about the neurological components of learning, how the study worked, and what the practical takeaways are to help us make learning stick.

One of the most important skills a person can develop is learning how to learn–how to update old beliefs about ourselves, take in new information, and build psychological resources like courage, gratitude, and confidence. We have experiences from which we could potentially learn all the time, but how often are we able to actually implement lasting change from our positive experiences?

Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 1:55: The focus of Rick’s recently published study on how to learn
  • 4:35: Our capacity for deliberate growth
  • 7:30: How does learning work in the brain?
  • 11:25: Activation and installation
  • 16:00: Acknowledging the difficulty of deliberate change
  • 16:55: The HEAL framework
  • 22:15: How Rick’s study results were measured
  • 30:05: The results of the study
  • 39:10: Possibilities for future studies
  • 42:00: Little moments of recognition
  • 44:05: Takeaways
  • 45:50: Assessing the whole notion of statistical significance
  • 51:05: Control groups and clusters
  • 54:05: Rick reads the final statement from the study.
  • 56:05: Recap

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