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Dr. Stephen Wendel

Behavioral Scientist

Dr. Wendel 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, where he leads a team of behavioral scientists and practitioners to conduct original research on saving and investment behavior.

Stephen has authored three books on applied behavioral science (Designing for Behavior Change, Improving Employee Benefits, and Spiritual Design) and founded the non-profit Action Design Network: educating the public on how to apply behavioral research to product development with monthly events in fifteen cities.

He has two wonderful kids, who don’t care about behavioral science at all.

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