The Research Lead is a monthly digest connecting you to noteworthy academic and applied research from around the behavioral sciences. Here are our picks for November 2020.
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Where there’s sludge, there’s an end user who’s come off worse. Understanding how to remedy sludge comes down in part to understanding the motives behind it.
New research identifies a reason people may flout COVID-19 restrictions around the holidays: because altering longstanding rituals is perceived as an affront to sacred values.
ByThe New York Times
Misperceptions held by Democrats and Republicans about how the other side views them have troubling consequences for our democracy. Correcting them can help.
How do we help our children understand a confusing and divisive time? Psychological research offers practical advice for parenting amid discomfort and uncertainty.
Annie Duke wants you to make better decisions. In her latest book, she’s prioritized practical advice to help you do just that.
How can you successfully understand someone else’s point of view, share yours, or even change someone’s mind?
How a team of BBC journalists dramatically changed gender representation in the media worldwide.
Is the Biden campaign learning the wrong lessons from Clinton’s failed presidential run in 2016?
We all daydream all the time, but not all daydreaming is equal. While most mundane mind wandering won’t prompt inspiration, new research suggests that frequently engaging in certain kinds of daydreams might lead to greater creativity.
As the election approaches, it’s essential, and easy, to address this behavioral blind spot.