Can social media increase voter turnout? Researchers sought to answer this question by seeing if the social approval effect — which describes how the desire for social approval can influence decision-making — can impact voting behavior in the real world. As it turns out, merely seeing others' behavior can have a strong influence on our decision-making.
Does Loss Aversion Impact How Judges Make Decisions?
Loss aversion is visible across different demographics and even species, having been documented in professional financial traders, taxi drivers, young and old people, and even capuchin monkeys. But are judges affected by loss aversion, too?
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.
Nudging the nudgers, machine learning and personalized interventions: A Conversation with David Halpern
In this podcast episode, we discuss the current state of the behavioral science industry and its role within the public and private sectors, as well as predictions for how it will evolve.
It Pays to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: Business and Policy Leaders Take Note
How does framing of carbon pricing policy impact consumer attitudes and behaviors?