In this podcast episode, we sat down with Cass Sunstein to discuss how a little bit of fun can improve policy interventions, how nuance can benefit politics, and the need for personal connections with our political leaders.
Zooming Out: The Impact of Distance on our Decisions
Construal theory holds that distance—both physical and psychological—has a major impact on our decision-making.
The One-Man Behavioral Army: Advice for Practitioners and Managers
You've finally landed a job as a behavioral scientist—but you're the only one within your organization. Where do you go from here?
Seeing is Believing: Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Minority Groups
Emerging data show that vaccine uptake is lower among minorities. Amplifying the voices of medical experts from these communities may help.
Who’s In There? A Behavioral Toolkit to Enhance Self-Control
The way that we talk to ourselves and others about our experiences has major implications for our self-control.
Are We Innately Selfish? What the Science Has to Say
Over millennia, countless philosophers have written about our inherently selfish nature. But evidence suggests this may not be true.
Why We’re More Afraid of Vaccine-Related Blood Clots Than We Are of COVID-19
Even though severe side effects from COVID vaccines are incredibly rare, we feel safer maintaining the status quo than we do taking action.
Moving the Mental Goalposts: Why Aiming for the “Best” Isn’t Always The Best Strategy
When we're setting goals for ourselves, we tend to maximize & aim as high as we possibly can. But is this always the best approach?