understanding uncertainty: how to improve communication around climate change evidence

What does it mean when a scientist on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that an event is “very likely”? Writing for Behavioral Science & Policy, Emily Ho, David Budescu, Mandeep Dhami, and David Mandel found a significant gap between the IPCC intention and the average citizen’s perception of what is meant by the term “very likely”. Based on citizen survey responses, they developed an evidence-based lexicon -- instead of scientists’ jargon -- to improve the communication of climate change.

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the paradox of disclosure

Sunita Sah writes in the New York Times, “there is an underappreciated problem with disclosure: It often has the opposite of its intended effect, not only increasing bias in advisers but also making advisees more likely to follow biased advice.”

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corruption: can a behavioral approach shift the dial?

Mónica Wills Silva and Simon Day of BIT blog about 6 interesting points from an Anti-Corruption panel at the recent Behavioral Exchange conference.

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the rockefeller foundation and ideas42 announce collaboration to advance knowledge on human behavior

This first-ever themed residency at the Bellagio Center will bring together leading academics, artists, and practitioners, including two senior editors at Behavioral Science & Policy, Carrie R. Leana and Eric Johnson.

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