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  • Belonging nowhere: Marginalization & radicalization risk among Muslim immigrants - Summary. In the last 15 years, the threat of Muslim violent extremists emerging within Western countries has grown. Terrorist organizations based in the Middle East are recruiting Muslims in the United States and Europe via social media. Yet we know little about the factors that would drive Muslim immigrants in a Western country to heed this […]
  • Blinding prosecutors to defendants’ race: A policy proposal to reduce unconscious bias in the criminal justice system - Summary. Racial minorities are disproportionately imprisoned in the United States. This disparity is unlikely to be due solely to differences in criminal behavior. Behavioral science research has documented that prosecutors harbor unconscious racial biases. These unconscious biases play a role whenever prosecutors exercise their broad discretion, such as in choosing what crimes to charge and when […]
  • Warning: You are about to be nudged - Summary. Presenting a default option is known to influence important decisions. That includes decisions regarding advance medical directives, documents people prepare to convey which medical treatments they favor in the event that they are too ill to make their wishes clear. Some observers have argued that defaults are unethical because people are typically unaware that they […]
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Healthy Habits: Using Behavioral Science in Health Policy

By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Encouraging healthy behaviors is a significant policy challenge because efforts to spark conversation around a health topic often fail to translate into strategies that actually change collective health behaviors. Although campaigns might be successful

A retrospective on Nudgeapalooza 2016

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|

From ordering Domino’s Pizza to improving child support compliance, the inaugural Nudgeapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., late last year provided as eclectic of an offering as the name would imply. For one November day,

bspa this week (1.31.17)

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog|

behavioral economics isn’t dead yet BloombergView’s Noah Smith argues that, “the people proclaiming the death of behavioral macroeconomics might have been a bit premature. Even if psychology itself doesn’t answer the big economic questions, we

bspa this week (1.24.17)

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

A Gathering of the Global Elite, Through a Woman’s Eyes The New York Times profiles a day in the life of a “Davos Woman,” Harvard behavioral economist Iris Bohnet, one of the female leaders participating

Can you be nudged to like policies? Possibly yes, if other people like them too…

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

What leads people to support or oppose government policies? On some issues people certainly have strong beliefs, sometimes driven by their ideologies or the values they hold. But what about policies people do not have

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bspa this week (1.17.17)

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Can Behavior Science Help in Flint? The New Yorker’s new profile dives into the work of the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team as the Obama administration comes to a close, and Maya

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New Yorker: Can Behavioral Science Help in Flint

By |January 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

In the latest issue of The New Yorker's Sarah Stillman takes an in-depth look at the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, including a trip to Flint, Michigan with Maya Shankar, Nate Higgins, and Will Tucker-Ray.

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Nudge Unit Greece: A New Nudge Unit is Starting Up

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

  Nudge Unit Greece (NUG) is comprised of professionals who have a solid background in Economics and Psychology. As a team, they combine these two fields in order to bring a fresh perspective in Greek

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Healthy Habits: Using Behavioral Science in Health Policy

By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Encouraging healthy behaviors is a significant policy challenge because efforts to spark conversation around a health topic often fail to translate into strategies that actually change collective health behaviors. Although campaigns might be successful

A retrospective on Nudgeapalooza 2016

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|

From ordering Domino’s Pizza to improving child support compliance, the inaugural Nudgeapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., late last year provided as eclectic of an offering as the name would imply. For one November day,

bspa this week (1.31.17)

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog|

behavioral economics isn’t dead yet BloombergView’s Noah Smith argues that, “the people proclaiming the death of behavioral macroeconomics might have been a bit premature. Even if psychology itself doesn’t answer the big economic questions, we

bspa this week (1.24.17)

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

A Gathering of the Global Elite, Through a Woman’s Eyes The New York Times profiles a day in the life of a “Davos Woman,” Harvard behavioral economist Iris Bohnet, one of the female leaders participating

Can you be nudged to like policies? Possibly yes, if other people like them too…

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

What leads people to support or oppose government policies? On some issues people certainly have strong beliefs, sometimes driven by their ideologies or the values they hold. But what about policies people do not have

Comments Off on Can you be nudged to like policies? Possibly yes, if other people like them too…

bspa this week (1.17.17)

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Can Behavior Science Help in Flint? The New Yorker’s new profile dives into the work of the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team as the Obama administration comes to a close, and Maya

Comments Off on bspa this week (1.17.17)

New Yorker: Can Behavioral Science Help in Flint

By |January 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

In the latest issue of The New Yorker's Sarah Stillman takes an in-depth look at the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, including a trip to Flint, Michigan with Maya Shankar, Nate Higgins, and Will Tucker-Ray.

Comments Off on New Yorker: Can Behavioral Science Help in Flint

Nudge Unit Greece: A New Nudge Unit is Starting Up

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

  Nudge Unit Greece (NUG) is comprised of professionals who have a solid background in Economics and Psychology. As a team, they combine these two fields in order to bring a fresh perspective in Greek

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