Ilana Brody has a BA in Psychology and Economics from the University of Virginia. In school, she researched social behavior, and her thesis studied barriers to long-term goal pursuit. Ilana hopes to apply behavioral science findings to public policy to address social problems. She currently works for a social and economic policy think tank in Washington, D.C.
New Year’s Resolutions: Why We Make Them and How to Keep Them
New Year’s is a popular time to “turn over a new leaf” and bring about positive behavioural changes, but many of us fail in doing so.
Texting Our Way to the Polls, Three Friends at a Time
Through implementation intentions and social influence, campaigners can build on behavioral science research and shape a new generation of civic engagement.