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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 scientists lay out some creative and proven ways to change…
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…
November 25, 2020

The Ten Most Influential Behavioral Economics Books

Behavioral economics (BE) is one of the most intriguing fields around. Whether you’re a designer, marketer, or just someone who wants to maximize your own productivity, joy, and fulfillment in…
October 31, 2020

The Biggest Missing Element in Most Product Experiences, According to Behavioural Science (Does Yours Have It)

Libby was new to backpacking. Her first trip was a 4-day trek through the Sierras with a good friend who was far more experienced. Before setting off, they downloaded an…
October 14, 2020

The product manager’s “Day 1”

Do this 1 thing right from the beginning and users are more likely to stick with you, says…Jeff Bezos coined the term Day 1 for Amazon. Bezos’s Day 1 represents…
July 16, 2020

Transforming Urban Transit Through Behavioral Design

A Q&A with Behavioral Scientist, Richard Mathera, on using behavioral economics interventions to transform transportation in an urban environment. No one likes being stuck in daily traffic on the way…
June 30, 2020

Reframing the Loneliness Epidemic

By Irrational Lab’s Dan Ariely, Kristen Berman, Evelyn Gosnell, Sara Dadkhah Lindsay Juarez, and Maritz Global Events’ Charlotte Blank, Russ FreyThe “loneliness epidemic” was a hot topic before Coronavirus hit,…
November 7, 2019

Don’t hate yourself for scrolling. It’s not all your fault.

Are you a product manager, designer or marketer? Learn how to apply behavioral insights to build products that customers love. Check out our self-paced, online Behavioral Economics Bootcamps: https://behavioraleconomicsbootcamp.com/By Evelyn…
October 29, 2019

Get A Dog

Apply to Irrational Labs’ Behavioral Economics Bootcamp.By Kristen Berman & Kelly InglisThis story was originally published on PeopleScience.Overweight since childhood, Kate Turner worked hard to get in shape, trying one…
August 12, 2019

It’s not always about making things easier: When to make your sign up flow harder

Are you a product manager, designer or marketer? Learn how to apply behavioral insights to build products that customers love. Check out our online Behavioral Economics Bootcamps: https://behavioraleconomicsbootcamp.com/By Evelyn Gosnell…

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