It’s common to hear that transport providers are “simply getting people from A to B”: a low-bar ambition that misses the real purpose of much travel.
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It’s critical we understand that parents’ vaccine decisions for themselves may be different than those they make for their kids.
Behavioral science is still learning how to grapple with complexity. What does it lose when it overlooks complexity and what it could gain addressing it in a more strategic way?
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Saving-through-spending apps are an innovative way that government, financial services companies, retailers, and tech companies are working together to help people grow their retirement savings.
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 October 2021.
In his new book, Paul Bloom pushes us to reflect on the complexity of our emotional reactions. Why do we cry on our worst days and our best?
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.
While nudges and boosts can look similar in practice, their theoretical distinctions are important and useful for those building interventions.
Understanding the experience of Asian-Americans sheds light on a complicated dimension of racism in the U.S.—and how to address it.
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.