Accelerating Knowledge

Promoting the dissemination of behavioral science insights

Community Building

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

BSPA publishes weekly newsletters to keep our community abreast of the latest behavioral science news, in addition to behavioral science & policy, an international, peer-reviewed journal featuring short, accessible articles describing actionable policy applications of behavioral scientific research that serves the public interest.

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.

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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.

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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.

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