The Real Reason So Many Americans Oppose Immigration Why do so many Americans oppose immigration, and why has it become a central issue in the presidential campaign? A growing body of research suggests that the answer isn’t economic anxiety, or … Continue reading Are you hostile to others?
The Poor Don’t Misbehave: Poverty and Behavioural Economics Behavioural economics seeks to root economic decision-making in psychological theory, and in recent years has gained significant traction in the teaching and practice of economics. Evidence of this can be found in … Continue reading The theory of ‘poor’ behavioural economics
’Power Posing’ Co-author: ‘I Do Not Believe That ‘Power Pose’ Effects Are Real’ It would be hard to come up with a recent psychological idea that has stormed the mainstream more quickly and effectively than “power posing” — the idea … Continue reading Do power poses work?
Increasing tax payments in Costa Rica Over the past few years, BIT has implemented a number of successful trials using letters to remind people to pay their taxes. In March 2015, we ran our first trial in Costa Rica. In … Continue reading Behavioural emails for tax compliance
The Health Benefits of Gamification Sitting all day is not a great way to stay heathy, as Debi Bisnette had long known. But in spite of all the articles she’d read about the health benefits of taking a walk at … Continue reading Games make you healthier
Ten Famous Psychology Findings That It’s Been Difficult To Replicate Every now and again a psychology finding is published that immediately grabs the world’s attention and refuses to let go – often it’s a result with immediate implications for how … Continue reading Failures of replication in psychology
Cash isn’t going away, but it will become digital For more than 3,000 years, cash has played a critical role in the way our society functions — due as much to its fiscal value as its emotional and cultural connotations. … Continue reading Thoughtless spending