Call for Ideas: Imagining the Next Decade of Behavioral Science

The 2010s are coming to a close. It’s remarkable to think about the progress that behavioral science has made over the past decade. 

Who could have predicted the explosion of behavioral teams in governments around the world (the BIT was founded in 2010)? That Richard Thaler and now Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer would win the Nobel Prize for work that was once considered on the margins of economics? The ways behavioral science and technology would unite to change our lives, for both better and worse?

Where will we go in the next 10 years?

To help launch the behavioral sciences into the 2020s, we’re putting together a collection titled “Imagining the Next Decade of Behavioral Science.” The collection will consist of pithy and powerful ideas from a variety of voices in the field.

The format is simple and open ended: In 100-200 words, share your big ideas, recommendations, questions, warnings, predictions, or anything else for the field to consider in the coming decade.

What’s your go-for-broke idea? What is something behavioral scientists should prioritize? Something they shouldn’t forget? What are your predictions for how the field will evolve? What are you uncertain about?

You can submit your idea using this form. The deadline is Monday, January 13th. Our editorial team will review all submissions and select several of the most thought-provoking entries to be published in January/February 2020.

We hope that the collection will help launch the field into the new decade with an open mind and seeds that could shape the coming years.