Daniel Krieglstein is a Behavioral Designer and Scientist. His work involves the application of
psychological principles to technology development and brand messaging. His experience spans clinical,
research, teaching, administrative, and technology development. In short, he loves developing
hypotheses from noisy, confusing datasets; and allowing consumer behaviors to drive design choice.
Predicting the final consumer's behavior should not be an expensive guess.
Daniel has held executive positions as both Director of Behavioral Design and as CEO of his own grant
funded startup. He currently consults through a research and design firm (Live Neuron Labs) and a
digital media company (Determined). Contracts have included the American Heart Association,
Northwestern University, leading luxury auto manufactures, and a U.S. electric utility.
Daniel earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Having completed clinical
training, he resolved to turn his grant funded dissertation into a database company. This began his
transition from clinician to a technologist. Since formally ending his clinical work with cancer patients,
Daniel has been working with digital technologies as both a researcher and consultant for over a decade.
He has been a pioneer in user-communication-as-experimentation for product development and brand
messaging. This research has been presented at the annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive
Therapies conferences, in addition to the International Society for Universal Dialogue.
Daniel taught in IIT's Psychology program for eight years and in Northeastern Illinois University's
Psychology program for two years. He has been teaching internet coding and behavioral design in IIT’s
Information Technology and Management program since 2015. He is a board member for the
International Society for Universal Dialogue. Additionally, he is a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical
Psychology, a Senior Editor on Wikipedia, novice coder, and avid gamer.
Krieglstein, D.; “The Secrets of Social Media Data Collection: Why increased collection may be the ethical position”. Symposium lecture given at the convention of the International Society for Universal Dialogue (ISUD), 2018; Lima, Peru
Krieglstein, D., Ronen, M., & Sher, T.; “Food Choices and Dietary Intake as Predictors of Perceived Marital Satisfaction for Self and Partner”. Symposium lecture given at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), 2007; Philadelphia, PA.
Krieglstein, D., Baker, K., & Sher, T.; “Discovering commonalties between specialties by developing a community driven database that fosters multidisciplinary research in psychology” Presented at the 43rd Annual Convention of ABCT, November 19th-22nd, 2009; New York, NY.
Baker, K., Krieglstein, D., & Sher, T.; “We Want Change: The Effect of Stages of Change and Relationship Satisfaction on Behavior Change in a Coronary Artery Disease Population” Presented at the 43rd Annual Convention of ABCT, November 19th-22nd, 2009; New York, NY.
Krieglstein, D., Niel, K., & Sher, T.; “Making Treatment Last: Turning Online Communities into Support Communities for Cancer Patients” Presented at the 42nd Annual Convention of ABCT, November 13th-16th, 2008; Orlando, FL.
Krieglstein, D.; “Emotion: The Building Block of Panpsychism” Presented at the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, April 8th-12th, 2008; Tucson, AZ.
Krieglstein, D. & Sher, T.; “Was There Anything Else? Understanding the Utility of a Qualitative Question in Quantitative Analyses” Presented at the 40th Annual Convention of ABCT, November 16th-19th, 2006; Chicago, IL.
Hlubocky, F., Tennant, J., Pawlowski, K., Krieglstein, D.; & Sher, T.; “Taking Attendance: Medical Outcomes and Group Attendance in a Couples Intervention for Cardiac Risk Reduction” Presented at the 40th Annual Convention of ABCT, November 16th-19th, 2006; Chicago, IL.
Hydes, N., Krieglstein, D., Nightingale, V.; & Sher, T.; “On Some of the Patients Some of the Time: Patient Self-Report Across Time and Measure in a Cardiac Risk Reduction Group” Presented at the 39th Annual Convention of ABCT, November 17th-20th, 2005; Washington, DC.
Nightingale, V., Krieglstein, D., Duffecy, J., & Sher, T.; “Depression and Group Attendance in a Couples Intervention for Cardiac Risk Reduction” Presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), November 18th-21st, 2004; New Orleans, LA.
Moran, D., Krieglstein, D., Sadhwani, A., & Tal, M.; “Depression and Fluency of Negative Thinking” Presented at the 37th Annual Convention of AABT, November 20th-23rd, 2003; Boston, MA.
Krieglstein, D.; “Can Consciousness Fulfill an Evolutionary Role?” Presented at Toward a Science of Consciousness: Consciousness and its Place in Nature conference, August 7th-11th, 2001; Skovde, Sweden.