electiondayElection Day + Behavioral Science roundup

It is Election Day today in the U.S. and we rounded up recent stories drawing on behavioral science to boost voter turnout. On the Nudgespotting blog, Lydia Troupe spots use of texting, social norms, and commitments to #NudgetheVote. Erez Yoeli, Moshe Hoffman and David Rand list five things you can do to get out the vote in 2016 in Quartz. Actress Amy Schumer warns citizens that anyone can find out if you voted, Vice President Joe Biden makes plans, and the app Foursquare bundles voting and eating out behaviors, building on research by Todd Rogers, Katy Milkman, and others.

newall1Financial risk – how much can you afford to lose?

Philip Newall writes in the BSPA blog about research on one important aspect of financial risk that is often misunderstood: percentages.


Launch of Arithmetic of Compassion

Decision Research and Paul Slovic recently launched the Arithmetic of Compassion project to better communicate research findings and expand the conversation around “how to communicate essential quantitative information without surrendering to numerical numbness.” Check it out and if you have relevant research to contribute, we’ll be happy to pass it along.


J-PAL Behavioral Science & Crime Funding Opportunity -- Deadline Nov. 18

J-PAL North America is providing multiple grants of up to $150,000 to projects that employ a strategy related to behavioral science or changing community norms and relate to crime and violence prevention. Letters of interest must be submitted by Friday, November 18, 2016.

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