How to Handle the Dreaded ‘Reply All Moment’ You know what the English language needs? A word for the hot, sickening feeling you get when you accidentally hit “Reply All,” subsequently broadcasting a private message to a much larger group. … Continue reading Tips on reply all
Researchers Explore A “Striking Phenomenon” In Young Children’s Thinking – Their Denial That Improbable Events Are Possible Sure, it’s unlikely that a girl would ride a hippo or that a boy would drink onion juice, but as adults, we know … Continue reading Thinking about distant lands
Early Edutainment: The Behavioral Scientist’s Guide to Fairy Tales Once Upon A Time there was a series of articles on why behavioral scientists should be interested in literature. We introduced the fundamentals before giving our fresh take on nineteenth century … Continue reading They need a story
The Disturbing, Surprisingly Complex Relationship Between White Identity Politics and Racism In her new book, “White Identity Politics,” the Duke political scientist Ashley Jardina examines the increasing relevance of white identity in America. Drawing on data from American National Election … Continue reading Is racial identity important?
When People Are as Predictable as Water Can we apply a physics-like reductionism to people? That’s a question we asked Simon DeDeo, a professor of social and decision sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, who also heads the Laboratory for Social … Continue reading Are runners just individuals?
Blinded By Ideology: People Find It Difficult To Think Logically About Arguments That Contradict Their Politics A heated political story in the United States last weekend perfectly illustrates how tribal politics can supercharge a human weakness that psychologists have been … Continue reading Political biases
The most effective public policy and practice nudges of 2018 Nudges often only influence a small fraction of the target group because they preserve choice by definition, as opposed to incentives or penalties, but are still good value as they … Continue reading Nudging public servants