Episode #80 “How to Make Sense of Time, Personal Spending and Relationships”

With Johanna Peetz Ph.D. | Professor | Researcher


Johanna Peetz, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University (in Ottawa, Canada). Johanna completed her undergraduate studies in her native Berlin, Germany, and her graduate studies in Canada. Johanna’s research includes a range of topics connected to goal-directed decision-making across domains of personal spending, time perception, and interpersonal relationships. Her research has been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Consumer Behavior, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and others. She is passionate about identifying ways to line up actions with desired outcomes, to providing tools that help people pursue and achieve their personal goals. 


  • How we can build a better relationship with our future self to save more
  • Why we are bad at recognizing our future selves
  • The difference between goal setting and goal pursuit
  • How to set realistic financial goals based on evidence research
  • How to create internally intrinsically motivated goals
  • The impact personality traits have on our financial behaviours and goal setting
  • The difference between conscientious money behaviours vs mindful money behaviours
  • Why using our saving strategies may be more effective than what professionals tell us!


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