A scientific look at the function of questions—and how bad-faith actors can use them to distract us from what really matters.
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.
Holding the Line: Social Norms and Party-Line Voting
Party-line voting in Congress is the worst it's ever been. Insights from behavioral science help explain why.
Why COVID-19 Messaging Should Focus on Policy Successes, Not Fear
Messaging about the COVID-19 pandemic has often relied on stoking fear to encourage social distancing. But how effective is this strategy?