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8 Steps For Encouraging Social Compliance During COVID-19 — How Behavioral Science Can Help Us When We Need It The Most

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Getting the public to follow instructions is not easy. This is even more apparent during the COVID-19 crisis, be it at home, work, in towns, cities, and/or countries. We need an updated social instruction list for the COVID-19 era. Behavioral science can help us encourage the kind of behavior we need to persevere through the pandemic.

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What Rock-Paper-Scissors Can Teach Us About Our Decision-Making

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We are often faced with situations where we need to compete with others to attain a mutually-exclusive outcome. Our success in these scenarios often depends on our ability to make sound, rational decisions, but emotion and arousal can often compromise this. Rock-paper-scissors (RPS) can help us better understand the battle between rationality and emotion, thereby improving our everyday decision-making.

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Using Digital Health Support And Behavioral Science Principles To Help Treat Tuberculosis

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The intersection of digital health solutions and behavioral science can have a significant impact on the adherence rate of treatment programs. The Decision Lab reached out to Dr. Erez Yoeli of MIT to learn more about his work on a project involving digital health tools for Tuberculosis (TB) patients and the future direction of similar areas of research in behavioral science.

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Communicating During The Coronavirus

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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.

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Evidence-Based Strategies For Washing Your Hands

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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.

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Living a Behavioural Analysis

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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.

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