“Ignorance,” wrote Charles Darwin in 1871, “more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
How can we generate long-term behavior change when compliance isn’t exciting anymore? (Hint: don’t build “Piano Stairs.”)
In his newest book, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman updates Abraham Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs for the twenty-first century.
Behavioral scientists have a crucial role to play in the world’s quest for environmental sustainability. But to realize the potential of our work, we need to work with designers not just end users.
If things return to the way they were, we will have failed.
Research Lead: Personalized Nudges, Milgram’s Shock Experiment in VR, A Vote for Vote-By-Mail, and More
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 April 2020.