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  • Achieving Health Equity in the Social Determinants of Housing and Education – Deadline: April 15th

    In recent years there has been a growing recognition that health is inextricably tied to complex social determinants like where individuals live, learn, work, and play. As diverse individuals, communities, organizations, and sectors look to foster improved health and well-being, a vision for a vibrant society where all are enabled to live their healthiest and longest lives possible has emerged. A Special Issue of Behavioral Science & Policy, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will highlight the application of behavioral science approaches and interventions to achieve health equity in the specific social determinants of housing and education. Papers with policy-relevant outcomes are encouraged.
    For more information, see http://bit.ly/RWJFCFP

  • Everything is Timing

    In his newest book, When, Daniel Pink sets out to uncover “the scientific secrets of perfect timing.” In this Behavioral Scientist article, we invited him to tell us more about the seven ways his thinking about when changed. Speaking of timing, NPR’s Hidden Brain uses a social science lens to explore why allegations of sexual harassment and assault were taken more seriously in 2017.

  • Health Nudges

    An op-ed in the New York Times argues that Republicans need a nudge to lower health care costs now that the individual mandate tax penalties have been repealed. Todd Rogers also wants to remind everyone on twitter that behavioral science is nonpartisan. Also this week in health, a Q&A with Pelle Guldborg Hansen about a series of escalating approaches for changing citizens’ health behaviors.

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BSPA in the News

  • LAST CALL: Submit Proposals for BSPA’s Annual Conference by February 19

    The call for proposals for the BSPA Annual Conference has been extended to February 19, 2018. Submit your proposal for short (TED talk-style) presentations highlighting research in six key areas in which behavioral scientists could have significant influence on policy: Education & Culture, Energy & Environment, Financial Decision Making, Health, Justice & Ethics and Management & Labor. The annual conference of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association will be held on May 18, 2018 in Washington DC.

  • Deadline Extended: Submit Proposals for BSPA’s Annual Conference by February 19

    The call for proposals for the BSPA Annual Conference has been extended to February 19, 2018. Submit your proposal for short (TED talk-style) presentations highlighting research in six key areas in which behavioral scientists could have significant influence on policy: Education & Culture, Energy & Environment, Financial Decision Making, Health, Justice & Ethics and Management & Labor. The annual conference of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association will be held on May 18, 2018 in Washington DC.

  • BSPA Conference – Call for Presenters

    The annual conference of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association (BSPA) will be held on May 18, 2018 in Washington DC. Attendees include leading behavioral scientists, policy makers, behavioral science consultants, private and public sector executives, and members of the media. BSPA seeks proposals by February 19, 2018 for short (TED talk-style) presentations highlighting research in six key areas in which behavioral scientists could have significant influence on policy: Education & Culture, Energy & Environment, Financial Decision Making, Health, Justice & Ethics and Management & Labor.

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Behavioral Science in Action

BSPA in action

Within Federal Government

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island
  • United States of America

Research & Think Tanks

Online Databases

Please see below for the current databases that summarize behavioral science findings.

  • The European Nudging Network

  • The Behavioral Evidence Hub

     

Please see below for the current platforms that are based on behavioral science findings:

  • A platform designed to help ​​organizations find the best candidates based on their talents

Don’t see your database or platform? Let us know at bspa@behavioralpolicy.org and we will add it to our list!

Reports Corner

Looking for research to help your organization learn more about behavioral science? Find BSPA’s round-up of the most comprehensive reports highlighting rigorous research below:

BSPA

BSP is an international peer-reviewed journal featuring short, accessible articles describing actionable policy applications of behavioral scientific research that serves the public interest. Edited by foremost disciplinary scholars for scientific rigor, and leading policy analysts for relevance and feasibility of implementation, manuscripts that pass this dual-review are professionally edited to ensure accessibility to a broad audience including policy makers, executives, behavioral scientists, and educated lay readers. BSP is an interdisciplinary joint publication of BSPA and the Brookings Institution.

Learn more about BSP and other publications