While nudges and boosts can look similar in practice, their theoretical distinctions are important and useful for those building interventions.
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Netflix’s landing page is full of choice architecture tools—plausible paths, smart defaults, and carefully curated descriptions. But it doesn’t do all of the work itself. The platform takes cues from you, too.
Understanding the experience of Asian-Americans sheds light on a complicated dimension of racism in the U.S.—and how to address it.
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The way we talk about climate change burns and bums people out. Here’s what we should do instead.
The infamous problem even professors and mathematicians got wrong comes down to one unintuitive inference—in the Monty Hall problem, Monty Hall is God.
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.
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 September 2021.
There is plenty of advice on how to gain influence you don’t have. Here’s how to harness the influence that’s already yours.
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.