investigates the theory and practice of politics with regard to political systems, behavior, and culture; it draws on theory and methods from numerous disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, economics, and psychology.
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Small behavioral science–informed changes can produce large policy-relevant effects-Summary. Policymakers traditionally have relied upon education, economic incentives, and legal sanctions to influence behavior and effect change for the public good. But recent research in the behavioral sciences points to an exciting new approach that is highly effective and cost-efficient. By leveraging one or more of three simple yet powerful human motivations, small changes in […]
Active choosing or default rules? The policymaker’s dilemma-Summary. It is important for people to make good choices about important matters, such as health insurance or retirement plans. Sometimes it is best to ask people to make active choices. But in some contexts, people are busy or aware of their own lack of knowledge, and providing default options is best for choosers. If people […]