Nudging: an elite disease Throughout the coronavirus crisis, the UK government has insisted over and over again that its decisions are guided by ‘the science’. And, at first glance, this sounds sensible. After all, experts in medical science have much … Continue reading Using nudge for Covid-19
The Connection Between Music and Sociability Beethoven or the Beatles? Jazz or Jay-Z? Taste in music varies considerably, but whatever people enjoy listening to, they often report an emotional response that has a touch of the physical to it. Maybe … Continue reading Music and social interaction
If we’re serious about changing the world, we need a better kind of economics to do it In 2017, a poll in the UK asked: “Whose opinion do you trust the most when they talk about their field of expertise?” … Continue reading The humane economics
Want To Know Whether A Psychology Study Will Replicate? Just Ask A Bunch Of People As most observers of psychological science recognise, the field is in the midst of a replication crisis. Multiple high-profile efforts to replicate past findings have … Continue reading Failure to replicate?
At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor In the faint predawn light, the ship doesn’t look unusual. It is one more silhouette looming pier-side at Naval Base San Diego, a home port of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. And the … Continue reading The case against specialists
The Experts We Need In the midst of the debate on the most crucial decision the United Kingdom has faced in a generation, then-Minister of Justice Michael Gove exclaimed, “I think the people in this country have had enough of … Continue reading As competent dentists
The Dangers Of Hidden Jargon In Communicating Science One of the challenges that can arise in communicating science and other forms of scholarship to non-experts is the jargon involved. How many people can confidently explain the meaning of broadband asymmetric … Continue reading Learning language