A Psychologist Explains How to Conquer Your Fear of Trying New Things The new year is the perfect time to finally take up ceramics, learn Mandarin, start a book club, start rock-climbing, or plant a garden. In 2018, the Cut … Continue reading Doing what you set out to do
Potential loss can make us behave irrationally There are many instances where a perceived loss makes us behave irrationally. Here’s one of the many stories – of Captain Jacob Van Zanten – in connection to loss aversion. Captain Van Zanten … Continue reading The rash decision of Captain Van Zanten
Insurers Hope Insurtech Will ‘Nudge’ Customers to Less Risky Behaviors Insurers are counting on real-time technology to help them cut back payouts, from a system warning ships of nearby pirates to an app offering to buy sleepy drivers a coffee … Continue reading How to encourage safer behavior
How Our Personal Finances Can Make Us Happy The idea that money generally, and the state of our finances, in particular, should be an essential contributor to our happiness seems obvious. When we handle money wisely give it an appropriate … Continue reading Is money the star of the show?
Measuring the impact of body worn video cameras on police behaviour and criminal justice outcomes One of the most significant technical innovations in policing in recent years has been the emergence of the body worn video camera (BWVC), a form … Continue reading How to improve police decision making
Planning the Weekend Can Improve Youth Safety PROJECT SUMMARY. A group of low-income, at-risk youth in Cape Town’s metropolitan townships used the Safety Tool, a scalable computer or mobile-based application, to help them choose safe weekend evening activities. IMPACT. Users … Continue reading Unsafe weekends
The Chill of Fear A copse can beckon, with its dappled leaves and songbird trills. But linger past twilight, and tree, bush, and animal assume different dimensions. Trunks thicken and loom, bushes snatch at clothing, and the rustlings and skitters … Continue reading Fear factors