Our behavioral science POV

July 19, 2021

Papers We’re Reading: Week 11

Papers We’re Reading: Week 11 Would you be happier with 2nd or 3rd place? When does a competitor become a rival? And how do the supportive feelings you had for your teammates turn into antagonistic ones? This week, in…
July 6, 2021

Papers We’re Reading (Week 10)

Summaries this week by Asaf Mazar Working out is one of the best steps we could take for our mind and body. Regular exercise can dramatically improve heart health, help…
June 22, 2021

Papers We’re Reading (Week 9)

Summaries this week by Bhavya Mohan This week is all about transparency: how to build it, how it affects consumer behavior, and its potential benefits (and downsides). Notably, the papers…
June 7, 2021

Papers We’re Reading (Week 8)

Summaries this week by Celia Fidalgo They Probably Liked You More Than You Think Have you ever met someone you liked and you enjoyed speaking with, but felt you…
April 30, 2021

ING and Irrational Labs Form Partnership

Irrational Labs today announced it will partner with ING to bring behavioral insights to the forefront of design. ING is looking to nurture the innovators of tomorrow who develop solutions…
April 16, 2021

NeuGen and Irrational Labs Form Strategic Partnership

Irrational Labs today announced it will partner with NeuGen to increase accessibility of telemedicine services using behavioral science. Telemedicine has surged amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and many systemic barriers to…
March 23, 2021

Most people are feeling lonely these days. Our behavioral science experiment found an unexpected way of boosting connection

By Richard Mathera, Kristen Berman, and Bhavya Mohan Feeling lonely lately? You’re not the only one. COVID-19 has provoked unprecedented feelings of isolation and loneliness. It has cut…
March 11, 2021

Research shows the pandemic has Americans eating way more cereal. Here’s why that’s a problem.

There’s more sugar in a bowl of Raisin Bran than a Snicker’s bar. It’s time to change our breakfast habits Kristen Berman No one would give a cigarette to a…
March 1, 2021

Papers We’re Reading (Week 7)

Summaries this week by Celia Fidalgo. Helping Others Forget Bad Experiences Mistakes are an inevitable part of life. Despite making every effort to keep our word and fulfill our obligations,…
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…


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