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Sept192017

Conference Registration now open!

The BSPA team is thrilled to announce that Professor Todd Rogers will be leading our efforts as the Conference Chair for our 3rd annual conference to be held at the New York Academy of Medicine on September 19th, 2017.

Speakers include Robert Cialdini, Eldar Shafir, Jennifer Lerner, Rick Larrick and more! Participation is limited so sign up now to avoid disappointment.

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Call for Submissions & Ask the Editors!

Want to submit a paper to BSP but not sure whether you have the right angle? 

BSP has a new ‘ask the editors’ feature available for potential authors. Simply click below to send us an email, and we will respond within 72 hours.

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Upcoming Spotlight Events

BSPA co-hosts a ‘spotlight workshop’ during which potential authors of manuscripts can present relevant work proposing applications of behavioral science within a specific theme or ‘spotlight’ of choice — ideally with a view to publication in our journal. A one-day event is held for a group of researchers, practitioners, and private-/public- sector experts to give feedback to those presenting their research findings, creating an opportunity for the participants to identify new opportunities to inform the research agenda in a particular space. Upcoming spotlights include: Safe Driving with the University of Kansas and Health Equity with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. If you have any interest in attending or presenting

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Suggested News and Media

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For and Against the Replication Movement

    Pardis Sabeti, a Harvard computational geneticist, published an opinion in the Boston Globe urging caution against the recent call for social scientists to focus on replication instead of fundamental questions. Notably, psychologists and science journalists have taken issue with some of Sabeti’s arguments.

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Thinking of Submitting a Paper? Ask the Editors!

Want to submit a paper to BSP but not sure whether you have the right angle? 

BSP has a new 'ask the editors' feature available for potential authors. Simply click below to send us an email, and we will respond within 72 hours.

Ask the Editors