Large-scale automation will change how our jobs are organized, how we learn, and how companies make decisions. These effects will not just be seen at the office; likely, they will also spill over into our home lives in ways we might not expect.
Communicating During The Coronavirus
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.
How Facebook Increased The Number Of Votes In The 2010 US Congressional Elections
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.
Evidence-Based Strategies For Washing Your Hands
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.
We’ve Got Something For Everyone: How The Business World Can Leverage The Psychology Behind Horoscopes
Horoscopes owe more of their tremendous popularity to psychology than astrology. As it turns out, the science behind why horoscopes are so popular can also offer interesting insights for the business world.
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?
Living a Behavioural Analysis
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.