bspa this week (12.28.16)
New Year, New Opportunities
To ring in the new year, we are highlighting a few top notch academic and professional opportunities available in behavioral science right now.
UCLA’s new Ph.D. in Behavioral Decision Research is now accepting online applications for Fall 2017 admission until January 6, 2017. This interdisciplinary Ph.D. program will include coursework in judgment and decision making, behavioral economics, choice architecture, research and statistical methods. If a student has already applied to a different Ph.D. program at UCLA Anderson and wishes to be considered instead for the Ph.D. program in Behavioral Decision Research, he or she can make such a request in writing through email ([email protected] or [email protected]).
GSA Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES) is currently accepting applications January 15, 2017 for fellowships beginning in October 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Google is hiring two PhD summer interns who are mid- to advanced-level PhD students enrolled in a program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Personality Psychology, Social Psychology, Management, Sociology, Behavioral Economics or a related field. Apply by January 20th, 2017.
Behavioral Insights Team North America is recruiting at the Associate Advisor and Advisor levels relating to either state and local government or international development; apply by January 2. BIT is also recruiting a Senior Advisor in Consumers, Energy and Sustainability in their London office until January 15.
To Save Money, Pay Attention to Your Mood
Science of Us covers a new article in Scientific American about how to be a better spender.
Everyone thinks you should read this
Cass Sunstein writes in the Boston Globe about his new paper with Harvard law fellow Meirav Furth-Matzkin exploring how people’s views about policies shift after they learn that majorities support them.
How States and Districts Can Leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act to Improve School Leadership
RAND developed an approach to identify school leadership interventions eligible for funding under the the lowest tier of evidence under new rules and guidance, described in this blog and published in an updated report.
In Other News...
NSW Behavioural Insights Unit’s latest report - Behavioural Insights in NSW 2016 - is out, see https://t.co/Mhb41AfdA2
— BETA (@beta_gov_au) December 20, 2016
How to Start a Career in Behavioral Design https://t.co/fKFQ5Bad23 @nireyal
— Nir Eyal (@nireyal) December 21, 2016
The first undergraduate major in Behavioral Economics is here! Proud to be a part of it. Big thanks to @R_Thaler for helping us kick it off. https://t.co/QOgYiz6fHV
— Alex Imas (@alexoimas) December 22, 2016
After Behavioural Science with a Christmas theme? My colleague @LucySurvation has a great blog post for you - https://t.co/Tih13GkSRd
— mike_t_sanders (@mike_t_sanders) December 25, 2016
Dweck talks about the need for a better understanding of the growth mindset, https://t.co/ZukkarTIoq
— Francesca Gino (@francescagino) December 17, 2016
Researchers on 3 key takeaways from the @WhiteHouse #BehavioralScience Summit #All4Evidence @ideas42 https://t.co/b3TPSLyNov
— Mathematica (@MathPolResearch) December 15, 2016