Yasmine is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Mount Saint Mary College where she teaches a wide array of courses in the Psychology department. She is a Fulbright Scholar spent a year working at the Medical Decision Making Center at Ono Academic College in Israel. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from University of Minnesota and her BA in Biopsychology from University of Virginia. She is interested in the fields of medical decision making, education, and human-centered design.
Tempting the Creation of Habits
Habitual behavior is neither inherently good nor bad; it is simply a powerful tendency of our brain that can turn us into iced tea junkies or flossing fanatics.
Why is Changing Behavior So Hard?
Decision makers often continue with the status quo, despite the irrationality of it. Why is changing behavior so hard, and what can be done about it?
Can Emojis Prevent People From Speeding?
When it comes to designing traffic signs, it may make sense to use emojis instead of words.