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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
Would it be worth it if a million new people started campaigning for better climate policy? What about one person? If you answered "yes" then "no", our new pre-print says you might be biased https://t.co/3EpurHP4Eq @LuciusCaviola @shalenasrna @matti_wilks @Christophkw @emorrii_— Joshua Lewis (@joshdalewis) November 27, 2023
@mhallsworth and I separately responded to the op-ed by @portereduardo, who dismissed, because of some failures and fraud, the whole field of behavioral science.— Jeff Linder 🇺🇦 (@jeffreylinder) November 17, 2023
Most drugs don’t work. Medicine has examples of fraud. Should we toss medical science too?https://t.co/KAc7wYRi28 pic.twitter.com/94eqTZUI66
We would like to continue the conversations around safer #gambling and welcome conversations with any operators interested in further refining this idea. Please get in touch at [email protected] or check out the full report 👇 https://t.co/OF05H1qFSr— The Behavioural Insights Team (@B_I_Team) November 23, 2023
So I have a buddy who doesn't really trust the COVID vaccines. He loves the @offspring tho. I pointed out that frontman Bryan "Dexter" Holland has a PhD & published papers on mRNA tech > 10 years ago— Sander van der Linden (@Sander_vdLinden) November 27, 2023
Now he listened. It's all about finding the right voice for science! Rock on🤘 pic.twitter.com/DiRe5EJ3Yq
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