Maral Yeganeh Doost had finished her Ph.D. in neuroscience and currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow at Montreal Neurological Institute of Mcgill University. Her research is about motivation and its role in human actions in both healthy and stroke survivors. Her studies aim to quantify the extent of incentive effect on the performance of behavioral tasks. Maral is interested in harnessing the principles of behavioral economics in public policy to improve public health among Canadians.
How Facebook Increased The Number Of Votes In The 2010 US Congressional Elections
Can social media increase voter turnout? Researchers sought to answer this question by seeing if the social approval effect — which describes how the desire for social approval can influence decision-making — can impact voting behavior in the real world. As it turns out, merely seeing others' behavior can have a strong influence on our decision-making.
Can Money Buy Good Health? – RCT of Financial Incentives for Weight Loss
This study aimed to answer the question: can offering day-to-day monetary incentives help individuals lose weight?
Can Defaults Save Lives? – The Power of Default Options on Life-Saving Decisions
Decision makers need to be mindful of how default bias is likely to have a powerful influence on people’s choices.