Richard Thaler corrects the record on organ donation, reveals why he wished the original subtitle included the phrase “choice architecture,” his thoughts on replication in behavioral economics, and what advice he’d give organizations looking to apply behavioral science.
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Impostor feelings—that we are perpetually on the verge of being unmasked as not worthy—have traditionally been viewed as an individual affliction. New research locates it in a social milieu.
Proactively connecting students to opportunities that align with their interests could help students thrive at school and help build pathways to careers in the community.
Most of us don’t know how loud is too loud, and it’s hurting our health.
What distinguishes a random collection of people on a subway from a meaningful psychological group? Research on inter-brain coupling suggests that when people collectively focus and coordinate action, shared identity springs to life.
Does the rise in “work from anywhere” mean more “workcations”? Is it a lost opportunity for social mobility? We speak with a leading researcher about how work from anywhere is impacting people in places like the U.S. versus India, and why he’s bullish on a work-from-anywhere future for everyone.
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 July and August 2021.
Loose cultures prize individual liberty. This trait works well until society-wide threats—like COVID—arise. Here’s how loose societies can maximize liberty and safety in the face of a future crisis.
Samuel Salzer and Aline Holzwarth speak to Emily Oster about her new book, The Family Firm, which provides data-driven advice for parenting children during their elementary school years.