Believing that you are better than others has powerful implications. But do you actually know that you’re better?
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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 June 2020.
We do not have to wait to fully understand the racism problem before we begin to think about what an authentically inclusive solution could look like.
ByNPR: Planet Money
ByThe New York Times
The co-founders of an organization to get more Black women into economics explain how we all lose without their perspectives.
We are reluctant to tell people how to live their lives, except insofar as individual decisions affect the lives of others. We can learn a valuable lesson for the present moment from the examples of smoking and drunk driving.
How can the private sector harness behavioral science to help their customers, employees, and society? It starts with helping them find the right opportunities.
A more nuanced understanding of empathy could help convert a short-term reaction into long-term change.
We typically try to avoid boredom. But in trying to outrun boredom, we risk failing to heed its call.
Behavioral scientists love to talk about habits—creating more of the good ones, overcoming the bad. But the context is usually self-improvement, not self-preservation. Here’s a different perspective on habits.
Selected articles that help shed light on the behavioral features of the police violence and protests occurring across the United States and around the world.
If you find yourself asking what you can do to spark change and help prevent the next George Floyd murder, my advice is: start engaging in positive deviance.