• 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.

  • New Issue of BSP – Spotlight on Diversity in the Workplace

    Our most recent issue features five new articles that propose new insights into how “business and society can address matters relating to well-being, empowerment and equity.” The last of these is particularly timely: three articles in a Spotlight on Diversity in the Workplace take on questions of how to design effective practices to reduce workplace inequality, how to develop and deliver effective anti-bias training, and how to manage teams in ways that make the most of their diversity.

  • 2018 BSPA Publication Award for Innovation in Behavioral Policy

    The Behavioral Science & Policy Association (BSPA) invites nominations for its first annual award for innovation in Behavioral Policy. BSPA’s Behavioral Policy award recognizes research that advances rigorous application and development of behavioral/social science to policy and practice in public, private and non-profit sectors. Its goal is to encourage work that has potential to improve the quality of life of individuals and/or organization. We will consider all research published, in journals or as books, in the years 2015-2017. The date must be the in-print date rather than the on-line date. You may send nomination via an email to the following address: [email protected]

    Please write BSPA Prize Nomination' in the subject line. Note that you are allowed to nominate your own work.

    The deadline for submitting a nomination is April 2, 2018.

    Winner(s) will be announced at BSPA’s annual conference, May 18, 2018 in Washington D.C. For more information on the annual conference see:
    https://behavioralpolicy.org/bspa-events/bspa-annual-conference-2018/

  • 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 – Registration is now open

    Our 4th Annual BSPA Conference will be held on May 18th at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
    Registration is now open!
    With the common goal of exploring ways to collaborate to serve the public interest, our speakers will discuss how behavioral insights can enhance policymaking and practice, helping bridge the divide between behavioral scientists and policymakers.
    Presentation formats will range from lightning talks to engrossing panel discussions, and include speakers from leading behavioral policy organizations, universities, think tanks and nonprofits.
    Behavioral Science & Policy Association: Where behavioral research meets policy and practice.

  • BSPA *MatchMaker* Program: First Partnership Opportunity

  • When Should you Shoot for the Moon?

  • Bringing Mentoring Models Into the 21st Century

  • Myopic Loss Aversion: A Behavioral Answer to the Equity Premium Puzzle?