A Single Insight Can Shape The Future
Who We Are
the behavioral science & policy association is a global community of public and private sector decision makers, behavioral science researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners with a bold mission to promote the application of rigorous behavioral science research that serve the public interest. bspa is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.Learn More About BSPA
Vol. 9, issue 1, out now
behavioral insights in the lab and around the worldRead Now
Promoting the dissemination of behavioral science insights
Convening communities and dialogues that promote the accessibility of social and behavioral science to policymakers and other practitioners
Translating Behavioral Science
Reviewing and interpreting state of the art research concerning practically relevant scientific knowledge for non-experts
Our Spotlight Workshops bring policymakers, practitioners & scientists together to brainstorm various research ‘best-practices’ & subject areas in a local setting.
Topics such as energy, pre-K education, health and financial decision making can drive the agenda.
BSPA facilitated working groups consist of the top experts in the world coalescing around local, federal and global government priorities in order to facilitate actionable insights being put into practice. Most recently, BSPA provided working groups aimed at providing advisory to the White House’s SBST.
BSPA holds an Annual Conference aimed at bringing together behavioral scientists, policymakers, executives and press to challenge assumptions on how the behavioral sciences can be applied across multiple contexts, & highlighting the most relevant findings to private & public sector policy makers.
BSPA is developing an open access, curated Archive of applicable behavioral science research, vetted by a team of leading scientists & policy experts. The Archive will provide research that has implications for program choices within a specific area of focus & identify tools to facilitate effective implementation of such insights for users to tap into.
BSPA acts as a conduit for the global behavioral science community – connecting academics, practitioners and policymakers through our network.
Our individual & co-sponsored events facilitate introductions & projects to foster cross-institutional collaboration.
Our Favorite Tweets This Week
As more #InstantPayment Systems launch in emerging markets, what does data tell us about the adoption of these payment systems? We partnered with @karandaazPakistan to learn more about RAAST, Pakistan’s new instant payment system. 📌Read more in our blog! https://t.co/t6mbyPAAj8— Innovations for Poverty Action (@poverty_action) February 12, 2024
The presence of blatantly false news creates an environment in which other, more plausible, false news becomes more believable, finds @levari_david @Cameron_Martel_ @ROrchinik @RaBhui Seli @GordPennycook @DG_Rand https://t.co/SheOqF5p34 pic.twitter.com/c4OrKL1Rmy— Ross Dahlke 🔑 (@Ross_Dahlke) February 10, 2024
Nudge Lebanon is proud to be the pioneering 'nudge unit' in the Arab region, making waves globally. 🗺️ With projects in 20+ countries, our scratch map reflects our journey and impact. Follow our journey as we continue to nudge for positive change worldwide! 🌍 pic.twitter.com/lQ5gIJWoef— Nudge Lebanon (@NudgeLebanon) February 8, 2024
A survey of ~130,000 people in 125 countries finds that 69% are willing to contribute 1% of their income to stop climate change + 86% endorse pro-climate social norms.— Jay Van Bavel, PhD (@jayvanbavel) February 9, 2024
But people still vastly underestimate the willingness of fellow citizens to act! https://t.co/tA6BjLR9WQ pic.twitter.com/ZFCRmxf6Xd
BSP is an international peer-reviewed journal featuring short, accessible articles describing actionable policy applications of behavioral scientific research that serves the public interest. Edited by foremost disciplinary scholars for scientific rigor, and leading policy analysts for relevance and feasibility of implementation, manuscripts that pass this dual-review are professionally edited to ensure accessibility to a broad audience including policy makers, executives, behavioral scientists, and educated lay readers. BSP is an interdisciplinary joint publication of BSPA and the Brookings Institution.Learn more about BSP and other publications
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There is a growing movement among public and private sector leaders to help bridge the divide between behavioral research and policy. We are a key part of this movement — as an information hub and as a community builder, fostering collaboration and connecting those applying behavioral science to specific problems for the greater good. We need you to join us in making this effort have a lasting impact.Join Us