Scientific Secrets To Keep Kids In College

NPR highlights work by ideas42 to break behavioral barriers to higher education. Low-cost communications strategies can aid students in overcoming obstacles like financing their education. To help university students get their Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted on time, they discovered that many students didn't realize that the application is due every year. One strategy was particularly effective: emailing both parents and students.

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The Problem With Slow Motion

“Our that seeing replays of an action in slow motion leads viewers to believe that the actor had more time to think before acting than he actually did. The result is that slow motion makes actions seem more intentional, more premeditated.”

This research has important implications in a judicial system that relies more on intuition than behavioral evidence.

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How can government make better use of data science?

The Behavioural Insights Team shares insights from the first Data Science & Government Conference -- ranging from resourcing public programs using mobile data to the challenges of presenting health risks.

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CASBS Fellowship Application

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for residential fellowships for the 2017–18 academic year.

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