bspa this week (11.15.16)
Vanity Fair Excerpt of Michael Lewis’ Forthcoming Book, The Undoing Project
Master storyteller Michael Lewis’ new book is about the relationship between Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, bringing their full humanity to the research so many have read in journals and books. Lewis also reveals that a review of his best seller, Moneyball, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein was the impetus for his discovery of Kahneman and Tversky.
Food Pantries Try Nutritional Nudging to Encourage Good Food Choices
NPR’s All Things Considered tells the story of food pantries who are using behavioral nudges to encourage patrons to make better food choices. “The end result? “Nudging” led to a 46 percent increase in people taking home at least one of the featured foods.”
ideas42 and the White House Office of Social Innovation Hosting a State and Local Summit
The summit will take place in Washington, D.C., on December 6th with a focus on “how behavioral insights, evidence and data can be incorporated into programs and policies to improve outcomes for Americans and increase government effectiveness,” at the state and local level. More information at stateandlocalsummit.com
Two Upcoming Behavioral Science Events This Month
The [email protected] group at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business is holding a free Poverty Symposium on November 23rd (register here) and MDRC is hosting a webinar on Wednesday(11/15) on Incorporating Behavioral Insights into Everyday Practices to Improve Program Operations.
In Other News...
Policymaking: should we be 'messier'? https://t.co/K8MW9tzUvG Report from my talk at @B_I_Tweets
— Tim Harford (@TimHarford) November 8, 2016
We are trying an experiment with color coded food labels to try and lower obesity in our nation. #HealthyLiving https://t.co/VgQaJ4XNVJ
— Plaid France (@Plaid_France) October 4, 2016
Can we nudge people to recycle more by redesigning packaging? https://t.co/sGlz3IQPcy
— Team Robert Cialdini (@RobertCialdini) November 9, 2016