Introducing the Inaugural Issue of

Behavioral Science & Policy

Behavioral Science & Policy is an international, peer-reviewed journal that features short, accessible articles describing actionable policy applications of behavioral scientific research that serves the public interest. Articles submitted to BSP undergo a dual-review process. Leading scholars from specific disciplinary areas review articles to assess their scientific rigor; at the same time, experts in relevant policy areas evaluate them for relevance and feasibility of implementation. Manuscripts that pass this dual-review are edited to ensure their accessibility to scientists, policy makers, and lay readers. BSP is not limited to a particular point of view or political ideology.

BSP is a publication of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association and the Brookings Institution Press.

Vol 1, No 1


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Our inaugural Spotlight Topic is focused on “Challenging Assumptions about Behavioral Policy”, and includes four articles:


Our latest BSP journal also includes five featured articles:

BSPA has earmarked areas of focus to best help you navigate through the site – when looking for specific resources targeted to a particular theme, your first stop should be our ‘Areas of focus’ page. Here you can connect with all the latest research and insights across our fourteen focus areas, including journal articles, blog posts, and external resources.

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