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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.

Health Society

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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Health Society

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.

Business Consumer Insights Society

Your Favorite Sports League Isn’t As Competitive As You Might Think. Behavioral Science Can Help Explain Why.

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As Russian oligarchs and Emirs buy up teams in many sports leagues worldwide, a schism is being wedged between teams. Competitive balance, considered a central requirement for the success of leagues, is weakening in many leagues as a result. Behavioral science and results from experiments can shed some light on why leagues may not wish to push for reforms.

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