Behavioral science is simply incompatible with a policy that requires us to do something — it lacks the necessary enforcement mechanisms.
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.
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.
Resolution 2020: To proactively streamline utilization of erudite vocabulary
It is definitely not easy to write simple, short, and effective communication — but we owe it to our readers to at least try.
The Majority of Americans Are Checked Out At Work: How Behavioral Science Can Help Create Better Managers
There’s a crisis in the American workforce: 66% of workers are checked out at their jobs, resulting in an estimated $480-$600 billion a year in lost productivity.
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.
Group Decision Making: How to Be Effective and Efficient
A failure to think critically in a group setting is fueled by our desire to conform to a majority and our hesitation to re-evaluate initially rejected solutions.