What distinguishes a random collection of people on a subway from a meaningful psychological group? Research on inter-brain coupling suggests that when people collectively focus and coordinate action, shared identity springs to life.
Does the rise in “work from anywhere” mean more “workcations”? Is it a lost opportunity for social mobility? We speak with a leading researcher about how work from anywhere is impacting people in places like the U.S. versus India, and why he’s bullish on a work-from-anywhere future for everyone.
Five Takeaways from Our Conversation with Richard Thaler about the Past, Present, and Future of Nudge
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.
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.
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 June 2021.
Loose cultures prize individual liberty. This trait works well until society-wide threats—like COVID—arise. Here’s how loose societies can maximize liberty and safety in the face of a future crisis.
Research Lead: Dishonest Data, Vaccine Lottery Results, Practicing Multiple Sports Makes Perfect, a History of Behavioral Economics, 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 July and August 2021.