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  • Behavioral Science & Policy’s Latest Issue is Out

    The new issue of Behavioral Science & Policy focuses on a range of topics, including nudges to promote health and safety, leadership training and development in organizations, and policies to encourage the use of public transportation and enhance the well-being of families and communities. For example, Daniella Meeker, Jason Doctor and colleagues provide experimental evidence for how lotteries can motivate exercise class enrollment and encourage persistence with the class over time.

  • BSP Special Issue: COVID-19

    If you haven’t had the chance already, it would be well worth your while to take a moment to check out the recent publications in Behavioral Science & Policy. The journal is specifically edited to be accessible to policy makers and lay audiences, so even if you’re not an expert you can dive right in.

    The COVID-19 Special Issue features nine articles from leading experts on critical pandemic-related issues ranging from insights into improving policy to control contagion, a review of the psychological predictors of prevention behaviors, to a series of articles tackling issues of improving work-life balance inequalities, preserving employee trust, managing remote work and minimizing loneliness.

  • Thinking More Deeply About Positive Thinking

    People like feeling in control of where their lives are headed, and the pandemic has made it especially difficult to feel this way. There’s little we can do to change the harsh realities of the current crisis, but professor Arthur C. Brooks describes how we can adopt a more positive mindset to better cope with these realities in The Atlantic. Is positive thinking always the answer to our problems, or can it sometimes lead us astray? In SPSP’s Character and Context blog, professor Trysh Travis describes some of the less-known perils of positive thinking-- for example, someone who has uncritically internalized a belief in thinking positively may feel it’s their own fault if they remain marginalized from systemic racism. Finally, Annie Duke weighs in on the power of negative thinking.

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  • Behavioral Science & Policy’s Latest Issue is Out

    The new issue of Behavioral Science & Policy focuses on a range of topics, including nudges to promote health and safety, leadership training and development in organizations, and policies to encourage the use of public transportation and enhance the well-being of families and communities. For example, Daniella Meeker, Jason Doctor and colleagues provide experimental evidence for how lotteries can motivate exercise class enrollment and encourage persistence with the class over time.

  • BSP Special Issue: COVID-19

    If you haven’t had the chance already, it would be well worth your while to take a moment to check out the recent publications in Behavioral Science & Policy. The journal is specifically edited to be accessible to policy makers and lay audiences, so even if you’re not an expert you can dive right in.

    The COVID-19 Special Issue features nine articles from leading experts on critical pandemic-related issues ranging from insights into improving policy to control contagion, a review of the psychological predictors of prevention behaviors, to a series of articles tackling issues of improving work-life balance inequalities, preserving employee trust, managing remote work and minimizing loneliness.

  • missed the opportunity to attend bspa 2020? watch online now!

    On May 28 & 29th, BSPA hosted its first ever *virtual* conference. Featuring Dan Ariely, David Brooks from the NYT, Shankar Vedantam from NPR, sessions on COVID-19, the state of behavioral science at the city and federal level, latest publications, and many more exciting sessions, we encourage you to sign up for access to a compelling two days.

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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 [email protected] 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