Origins of an Epidemic: Purdue Pharma Knew Its Opioids Were Widely Abused Purdue Pharma, the company that planted the seeds of the opioid epidemic through its aggressive marketing of OxyContin, has long claimed it was unaware of the powerful opioid … Continue reading Addiction and abuse
Learning to love your future self It’s February, deep in the blahs of winter, and clients are behaving oddly: they’re less willing to buy risky equities and more inclined to sell higher-risk holdings. That’s because large segments of the population … Continue reading Connecting with future you
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Hospital Impact—Behavioral economics and big data may improve health and reduce healthcare costs Organizations that want to reduce healthcare costs must first identify those drivers that are preventable and then determine the optimal path to avoid them. For lifestyle-related diseases … Continue reading Health games
The 50-state Laboratory: How Can Behavioral Science Bolster Vaccination Policy? Vaccinating kids saves a lot of lives and a lot of dollars. High rates of vaccine coverage assure community protection (“herd immunity”), and in the United States we achieve this … Continue reading Make vaccine education count
Sorting Fact From Fiction: Why Expertise Matters I know nothing about cars—but my dad does. That’s why I am asking for his advice ahead of buying a new car. He is the best expert at my disposal, and I trust … Continue reading Are we all experts?
Confirmation Bias: Why You Should Seek Out Disconfirming Evidence Confirmation bias is our tendency to cherry pick information which confirms pre-existing beliefs or ideas. This is also known as myside bias or confirmatory bias. Two people with opposing views on … Continue reading The desire to be right