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.
Smart Giving for a Cognitively Saturated World: Nick Fitz and Ari Kagan
In this episode of The Decision Corner, we discuss giving, incentives, and the ethics of behavioral science with Ari Kagan and Nick Fitz, the co-founders and executives at Momentum.
Fighting Fire With Fire: Using Behavioral Science to Understand and Combat Digital Addiction
Technological addiction is worrisome, especially given the constraints on our lifestyles during the COVID pandemic, and the resulting dependence on digital communication that has ensued. To learn about how behavioral science might tackle this looming societal challenge, The Decision Lab reached out to Aditya Kumar Purohit, a behavioral scientist who studies digital nudges and marketing strategies.
TDL Report: People Want to Be Outside Cities
From a lack of public green space to roads clogged up with cars, cities are failing to meet the needs of their citizens—and now, many of those citizens are leaving. TDL gathers some outside perspectives on how we can improve our cities going forward.
Strategies to Motivate for the Collective Good: Erez Yoeli
Brooke Struck discusses motivation, social norms, and the importance of community with Dr. Erez Yoeli.
To Pivot, Or Not To Pivot: How Cognitive Biases Can Color Entrepreneurial Decision-Making
A global pandemic and economic meltdown have prompted many businesses to pivot in recent months. But when this crucial decision is colored by unconscious biases, the consequences can be costly. Sanketh Andhavarapu explores some of the factors that can cloud our judgment, and what to do about it.
Tradition, Institution, and Change through Behavior Intervention: Peter Brooks
In this episode of The Decision Corner, Brooke sits down with the Chief Behavioural Scientist at Barclays, Peter Brooks.
Why Gender Bias Persists, and How Behavioral Science Can Help Us Overcome It
Even though many countries have made strides in the quest for gender equality, there's still a long way to go. What can behavioral science tell us about why gender bias exists, and how can it help us combat sexism?