Evan Nesterak

Evan Nesterak is the editor-in-chief at the Behavioral Scientist. In 2013, he co-founded the non-profit psychology news website The Psych Report and in 2016 he helped launch the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative. He also researches youth development in sport and is working with the U.S. Soccer Federation to understand the psychological development of players in their Development Academy. Previously, he researched character development with Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania. Evan earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 2009, where he studied psychology and statistics.


How Do We Solve the Last Mile?

Some of society’s stickiest problems aren’t a failure of intention, importance, or value. They’re the result of a failure to understand human behavior at the last mile—the final stage where desires and plans must turn into action.


The End of Nature Versus Nurture

How do we become who we are? Traditionally, people’s answers have placed them in one of two camps: nature or nurture. The one says genes determine an individual while the other claims the environment is the linchpin for development.