Max Nesterak

Max Nesterak is an editor at the Behavioral Scientist and a producer at Minnesota Public Radio News. Previously, he worked at National Public Radio on their social science podcast Hidden Brain and before that was psychologist Angela Duckworth's editorial assistant for her bestselling book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. He was also a Fulbright scholar in Berlin and helped found the psychology news site The Psych Report. He graduated from Swarthmore College, where he studied English and German.


High CEO Pay Can Push Consumers Away

How much does a CEO make compared to the average worker? If you’re like most Americans (many economists included), you probably have an estimate in your head that roughly translates as “too much.” Pressed for a number, you might come up with a figure around 30 to 1.


Science to SPARQ Change: Stanford’s New Psychology Solutions Center

Stanford University’s Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions, or SPARQ, is setting out to do what most budding social scientists hope to do: change the world. Through working directly with the public – policy makers, educators, non-profit leaders – SPARQ’s mission, as its rather lengthy but straightforward name suggests, is to develop and help implement […]