BlackBoxPhD


About BlackBoxPhD

I’m Sean Young, PhD, behavioral psychologist, educator, and Director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior. I’ve worked with some amazing collaborators and friends on how to apply psychology in life.

I’m inviting you to online fireside chats with them to give you a sneak peak into their brilliant minds and help you improve your life, work, and relationships.

Together, we’ll interview experts in psychology, health, technology, and business. We’ll leave you with weekly take-home points to teach you about Psychology, Products, and People.


Designing for Health with Erick Maynard

Designing for Health with Erick Maynard Hospitals and health care are rapidly changing the way they use technologies. Part of it is because of changes in technologies, part of it is because of changes in business practices and social entrepreneurship, and part of it is because of requirements from the […]


Making Science Pay With the SBIR, James Brown Tells Us How

Making Science Pay With the SBIR Finding funding support is a constant struggle for a lot of people, but especially for entrepreneurs and researchers. If you’re entrepreneur AND developing technologies based on science, you’re in luck. There’s a large pool of government funding put aside for something called Small Business […]


Finding Your Internal Compass With Asha Dektor, PhD

Finding Your Internal Compass With Asha Dektor, PhD My students often feel the pressure of having to know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives. It’s a feeling most people can relate to. You’re about to graduate high school, college, graduate school. What now? Society […]


Interview with Wei Wang: Will Machines Replace Humans?

Does the Field of Big Data Mean that Machines will Replace Humans? Companies, government, and nonprofits are spending a lot of time and money on the promise that big data can solve big problems. They’re looking to people like Dr. Wei Wang to help them. Wei is a Professor of […]