Thinking carefully and creatively about the distant future can sharpen our thinking about the present, even if what we imagine never comes to pass.
ByHarvard Business Review
Here are the 10 pieces we published this year that readers like you read most often.
Although simple heuristics often yield “biased” decisions, they can deliver a better answers. What might this mean for today’s complex algorithms?
A mandatory waiting period before buying a handgun actually enjoys widespread support. What’s more, behavioral science backs it up too.
The art world is a wonderful illustration of the First Law of Success. (Hint: It’s not talent or hard work.)
Literature can open up a wider range of examples that illustrate core behavioral science principles.
Five articles for your reading pleasure, on topics including the banality of the phrase banality of evil, why office snacks are an issue, how to quantify awe, and more.
Behavioral scientists take pride in the interdisciplinary nature of our research, yet we rarely draw on accounts of human nature generated outside of the social sciences.
The stories we tell about sexual assault—the lone, serial predator—oversimplifies the truth and obscures the solution. Betsy Levy Paluck is one of the researchers trying to tell a more accurate story.