Most Popular Articles of 2018 (So Far)

If you need advice on how to pick the next NFL legend, help avoiding the siren song of a 40% off “sale,” or a gentle reminder that you don’t know nearly as much as you think you do, look no further than our five most popular articles of 2018 (so far). There’s all that and more. Find a place to curl up and catch up on the articles Behavioral Scientist readers like you have enjoyed and shared the most.

#1: We Forget That Everything Is Relative

By Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler

As H. L. Mencken once said, “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”

#2: The Benefits of Admitting When You Don’t Know

By Tenelle Porter

We might all be a bit better off by learning to say “I disagree with myself” every now and then.

#3: How to Identify Talent: Five Lessons from the NFL Draft

By Cade Massey

If there is one consistent yet underappreciated principle for making good hires, it’s that process beats technology.

#4: “Bursty” Communication Can Help Remote Teams Thrive

By Christoph Riedl and Anita Williams Woolley

Can remote teams achieve the productivity of the office and still allow the convenience of working from home?

#5: There Is More to Behavioral Economics Than Biases and Fallacies

By Koen Smets

Is a preoccupation with biases hindering behavioral economics?

Bonus: What to Do When Algorithms Rule

By Jason Collins

Is our reluctance to have our decisions and actions replaced by automated systems warranted?