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Conference Registration now open!

The BSPA team is thrilled to announce that Professor Dolly Chugh will be leading our efforts as the Conference Chair for our 4th annual conference on May 18th, 2018.

Speakers include Danny Kahneman, Todd Rogers, Kevin Volpp, Carrie Leana, Jonathan Haidt 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

  • Are Nudges Cost-Effective?

    The UCLA Anderson Review unpacks a paper co-authored by Shlomo Benartzi that documents the cost-effectiveness of behavioral nudges compared to more traditional forms of government interventions. Hard to argue with those nice bar charts.

  • WEBINAR: How Emotions Influence Financial Markets: Building a Constellation of Evidence

    The next BEAR Webinar Series, in partnership with BSPA, will feature Lisa Kramer, presenting her research next week, April 11, 2018, 12:00-1:00 PM ET. This webinar will explore how specific moods and emotions can have important implications for the way financial markets work, for better or worse.

  • Simple Changes to Job Ads Can Help Recruit More Police Officers of Color

    “How do we encourage more and different people to apply for public sector jobs, and to the police in particular?”, asks Elizabeth Linos in HBR. In collaboration with the Behavioral Insights Team and the What Works Cities Initiative, she ran a field experiment aimed at opening up the applicant pool to those who may not have considered a career in law enforcement before.

  • Deadline Reminder: Achieving Health Equity in the Social Determinants of Housing and Education

    The Behavioral Science & Policy Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invite abstracts until May 15 for a Special Issue that will highlight the application of behavioral science approaches and interventions to achieve health equity in the specific social determinants of housing and education. 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. Papers with policy-relevant outcomes are encouraged.

  • In the Wake of Cambridge Analytica

    In response to recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s role in the US election, scholars had diverse responses. “Use our personal data for the common good”, says Hetan Shah, who gives his thoughts in Nature on what needs to happen next. One researcher worries that legitimate researchers using Facebook data could be collateral damage. Others seek to explain psychographics, the behavioral analysis approach used by Cambridge Analytica, the fallacies of psychographic targeting, the long history of computer science and psychology, and how the Cambridge Analytica apocalypse was predicted in 2007.

  • BX2018 Calls for Rising Star Nominations

    BX2018 will gather leading thinkers in Behavioural Insights, and will also confer a Rising Star Award on a junior scholar who is conducting outstanding policy-relevant research in behavioral science. The winner’s research will be showcased at the conference. For more information and to submit your 300 word abstract, please contact by Monday 30 April 2018.

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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