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EVENT! — How to Change Behavior in 2021: From Personal Habits to Public HealthOn Friday, January 15th at 1:00pm ET (10:0...
01/05/2021
How to Change Behavior During a Pandemic: From Personal Habits to Public Health - Crowdcast

EVENT! — How to Change Behavior in 2021: From Personal Habits to Public Health

On Friday, January 15th at 1:00pm ET (10:00am PT | 6:00pm GMT), we’ll be teaming up with Knowable Magazine and professors Katherine Milkman and Jay Van Bavel to bring you a live event on behavior change in 2021. Register here: https://buff.ly/38fHfD5

Join Knowable Magazine and the Behavioral Scientist for a conversation about the science of behavior change — from public health tools to slow the pandemic to keeping New Year’s resolutions.

Trying to understand the outrage over altering holiday celebrations despite COVID-19 risks? Daniel Stein, Juliana Schroe...
12/16/2020
Understanding the Outrage Over Altering Holiday Celebrations Despite COVID-19 Risks - By Daniel H. Stein & Juliana Schroeder Behavioral Scientist

Trying to understand the outrage over altering holiday celebrations despite COVID-19 risks? Daniel Stein, Juliana Schroeder, and Nick Hobson offer some insight based on their recent research

New research identifies a reason people may flout COVID-19 restrictions around the holidays: because altering longstanding rituals is perceived as an affront to sacred values.

"Getting Everyone Vaccinated, With ‘Nudges’ and Charity Auctions" by Richard Thaler for the New York Times, plus more of...
12/14/2020

"Getting Everyone Vaccinated, With ‘Nudges’ and Charity Auctions" by Richard Thaler for the New York Times, plus more of what we're reading this week: https://buff.ly/2FQfHqw

Take a moment to dive into the pieces your fellow behavioral science enthusiasts read most this year.
12/14/2020
Most Read Articles of 2020 - Behavioral Scientist

Take a moment to dive into the pieces your fellow behavioral science enthusiasts read most this year.

Take a moment to dive into the pieces your fellow behavioral science enthusiasts read most this year.

In the mood for a recap of some of the latest behavioral science research? Let Michaela Barnett and Caitlyn Finton take ...
12/09/2020
Research Lead: Horror Films, Science Selfies, Taste Buds and Politics, Surviving Winter, and More - By Michaela Barnett & Caitlyn Finton - Behavioral Scientist

In the mood for a recap of some of the latest behavioral science research? Let Michaela Barnett and Caitlyn Finton take you on a brief tour of the recent research that caught their eye in our Research Lead.

The Research Lead is a monthly digest connecting you to noteworthy academic and applied research from around the behavioral sciences.

"There are these implicit, low-level incentives of wanting to find something that works, wanting to find something that ...
12/08/2020
Overcoming Science Fictions: Stuart Ritchie on Living Up to the Ideals of the Scientific Process - By Evan Nesterak - Behavioral Scientist

"There are these implicit, low-level incentives of wanting to find something that works, wanting to find something that helps people, wanting to advance the science in some way. And that happens whether you’re in academia or outside of it."

In his new book, Stuart Ritchie reveals how fraud, bias, negligence, and hype have pulled our scientific systems further and further away from our ideals, but also how we can use science to reclaim them.

Over the past year, our understanding of ourselves, others, and the world has been stretched and pulled. These fresh bou...
12/08/2020
Behavioral Scientist’s Notable Books of 2020 - Behavioral Scientist

Over the past year, our understanding of ourselves, others, and the world has been stretched and pulled. These fresh boundaries are reflected in the books we’ve selected for our list of Notable Books of the Year.

A list of our favorite behavioral science reads from 2020 (and what to expect in 2021).

Whether you’re reflecting on the year, looking forward to the next, or actively trying to avoid doing either, let this l...
12/08/2020
Behavioral Scientist’s Notable Books of 2020 - Behavioral Scientist

Whether you’re reflecting on the year, looking forward to the next, or actively trying to avoid doing either, let this list be your license to find a companion in a behavioral science book or two. And if you’re in the market for a gift for someone who’s open to stretching their mind too, look no further.

A list of our favorite behavioral science reads from 2020 (and what to expect in 2021).

In Science Fictions, Stuart Ritchie unveils how forces covert and overt, conscious and unconscious, converge to undermin...
12/08/2020
Overcoming Science Fictions: Stuart Ritchie on Living Up to the Ideals of the Scientific Process - By Evan Nesterak - Behavioral Scientist

In Science Fictions, Stuart Ritchie unveils how forces covert and overt, conscious and unconscious, converge to undermine the scientific process and poison its products—everything we think we know about the world, and ourselves. But, he says, there's hope.

In his new book, Stuart Ritchie reveals how fraud, bias, negligence, and hype have pulled our scientific systems further and further away from our ideals, but also how we can use science to reclaim them.

12/08/2020

In honor of #JohnLennon, from our archive: A psychological look at John Lennon’s life through one of his most famous and controversial songs: Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. https://buff.ly/2F4VvCM

In his new book, Stuart Ritchie reveals how fraud, bias, negligence, and hype have pulled our scientific systems further...
12/07/2020
Overcoming Science Fictions: Stuart Ritchie on Living Up to the Ideals of the Scientific Process - By Evan Nesterak - Behavioral Scientist

In his new book, Stuart Ritchie reveals how fraud, bias, negligence, and hype have pulled our scientific systems further and further away from our ideals, but also how we can use science to reclaim them.

In his new book, Stuart Ritchie reveals how fraud, bias, negligence, and hype have pulled our scientific systems further and further away from our ideals, but also how we can use science to reclaim them.

If you're in a #GivingTuesday kind of mood, please consider supporting the Behavioral Scientist's nonprofit mission to h...
12/01/2020
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If you're in a #GivingTuesday kind of mood, please consider supporting the Behavioral Scientist's nonprofit mission to help our readers make sense of and impact today’s world through a deeper understanding of human behavior. (Your support also ensures all of our articles are open to everyone!)

Behavioral Scientist is a non-profit online magazine that offers readers original, thought-provoking reports from the front lines of behavioral science. Born out of the labs and offices of leading researchers, practitioners, and journalists, our m...

For everyone celebrating Thanksgiving, what are your favorite rituals and traditions? With the less than ideal format th...
11/26/2020

For everyone celebrating Thanksgiving, what are your favorite rituals and traditions? With the less than ideal format this year, how are you adapting and modifying them?

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