The Wharton Health and Wellness Group (WHLTHCR) invites you to a thought provoking conversation with Kathleen Starr, Ph.D. a thought leader in understanding how behavioral science can result in more effective healthcare communications and education.  She will present her latest findings followed by a Q&A.

In this session, Kathleen Starr will break down the complexity of behavioral and social sciences to explain why behavior change is so hard and how this extends into the way we approach making medical decisions and managing our health.

Topics that will be discussed include:
  • Resistance to behavior change isn’t unique or unexpected when you understand the fundamentals of human behavior.
  • Scarcity of motivation and cognitive resources puts ‘natural’ limits on our ability to always do what is best for our health in the long-term.
  • Behavioral science reveals tools we can use to work around our limits.
About Kathleen Starr
Kathleen Starr, Ph.D. is a strategic leader dedicated to elevating corporate culture, creativity, and innovation to improve the healthcare experience for patients, families, and communities. She is a leading voice for how behavioral science can fuel more powerful, effective healthcare communications, and education. She has learned about people 1:1 as a practicing psychologist and now scales that knowledge through her work in the biopharmaceutical industry. She is the co-author of ‘Why We Resist: The Surprising Truths about Motivating Behavior Change’.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
6:00 PM ET - 7:00 PM ET

WCNY Supporting Members - $10 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Other Wharton Alumni & Alumni Guests - $20
Gold & Benefactor Members - $0

Meeting Access Information:
A link, accessible by personal computer, tablet or smartphone, will be emailed to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile.  Please login to update your profile and confirm that the email address listed is correct.  We will attempt to provide the ability to ask questions at the end of the presentation and time permitting.

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