The coronavirus has brought many changes to the ways in which we communicate: video chats have replaced coffee chats, and stuffy lecture halls have been swapped for group calls, to name a few. In this article, Preeti Kotamarthi uses behavioral science concepts to recommend some ways for organizations to communicate better during (and perhaps after) the pandemic.
Evidence-Based Strategies For Washing Your Hands
Beyond social distancing measures, health officials have recommended frequent hand washing to help limit the spread of COVID-19. But how can we effectively communicate these recommendations to those around us? As it turns out, behavioral science can offer evidence-based strategies to improve hand hygiene.
Living a Behavioural Analysis
COVID-19 has impacted how we behave in many different ways. By analyzing ourselves with a behavioral science framework, we can better understand the decisions that we are currently making during the pandemic in addition to the societal norms that may change once it passes.
Covid-19 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Virus (not really)
It is my hope that we come out on the other side a tiny bit more grounded in ourselves, connected to fellow humans.
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?
Behavioral Strategies to Stay Productive during COVID Isolation
Elder people remain the most vulnerable to the deadly global pandemic. But just as much, the young will also bear a heavy blow from COVID-19's fallout.
What Does China Approaching Epidemic Peak Mean for Us? Communicating Risk in the Age of Social Media.
At the start of an epidemic (or now, a pandemic) information received about the crisis by the media greatly influences our behavior, which in turn affects the efficacy of societal responses necessary to contain the spread.
The Stages of Change: How to Motivate, Facilitate, and Reinforce Desired Behaviors
A lack of infrastructure or poor design can impede our capability to change our behavior. Choice architecture is one approach for getting rid of contextual barriers.
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.