Our behavioral science POV

February 27, 2021

Social Coordination is the Pandemic’s silent hero

In 2018, business-travel spending exceeded $1.4 trillion—and the pandemic erased almost all of it. Switching to video meetings saved Amazon alone $1 billion in 2020. And the smart money says it’s not all coming back: Bill Gates says business travel…
February 17, 2021

Papers We’re Reading (Week 6)

Summaries this week by Lindsey Juarez. Imagine that just as you were about to use the copy machine, someone asked if they could go ahead of you, saying, “I just…
February 8, 2021

5 Recent Behavioral Economics (BE) Books You Need to Read

Looking for your latest fix of brilliant behavioral economics content?   If you’ve already worked your way through the 10 Most Influential Behavioral Economics Books, here are five more…
February 5, 2021

Papers We’re Reading (Week 5)

Summaries this week by Abi Warren. Does prompting people to recognize their own implicit gender bias decrease sexism? Researchers explored this question by inducing an "aha" moment amongst study participants…
January 20, 2021

Papers We’re Reading (Week 4)

Summaries this week by Bhavya Mohan This week we’re highlighting three recent research papers that dig into the effects of increased transparency on consumer behavior. Notably, the papers use a…
January 11, 2021

Papers We’re Reading (Week 3)

Summaries this week by Lindsay Juarez The Value of Time When you open your rideshare app and the wait time is long, do you give up? What price do people…
January 8, 2021

5 behavioral science hacks to convince the unwilling to get vaccinated

By Kristen Berman, Deena Rosen, Evelyn Gosnell, and Richard Mathera   With more than one-third of Americans saying they’re unlikely to take the COVID-19 vaccine shots, these behavioral…
December 21, 2020

MANC: A Recipe for Actually Achieving Your Goals and Sticking with Your Resolutions

We're turning the corner on 2020 - in addition to [safe] celebrating many of us are going to commit to a number of New Year's resolutions, only to abandon them…
December 2, 2020

[Don’t] listen to your customers

Today’s product and design leaders often rely heavily on the word of their customers when building their product road maps; whether it’s a customer survey or a phone interview, loads…
December 1, 2020

Papers We’re Reading (week 2)

Summaries this week by Lindsay Juarez Presentation matters: The effect of wrapping neatness on gift attitudes.   This is a timely study on how the quality of gift-wrapping can…


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