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  • Blog
  • 4th Jan 2024

Three Challenges for Applied Behavioral Science: Overcoming the Hurdles to Private Sector Adoption

While we like to think of ourselves as open to new ideas, the reality is that encountering a new framework or way of thinking is also somewhat threatening.

  • Blog
  • 28th Dec 2023

Three Promising Opportunities for Applied Behavioral Science Compliance, Cybersecurity & Human Resources

Applied behavioral science has flourished in the private sector over the past decade. Today, there are an estimated 154 corporate behavioral science teams. And this figure doesn’t begin to capture the full magnitude of this work, including recent projects by such disparate companies as Unilever, Indeed and Meta.  

  • Blog
  • 30th Oct 2023

Behavior change is key to successful climate action plans

Successful climate action plans must consider, and plan for, changing people’s behavior. For the world to reach net zero emissions by 2050, 62% of emissions cuts require residents or businesses to change what they do.

  • Press release
  • 18th Oct 2023

Groundbreaking research on WhatsApp chatbot to reduce intimate partner violence published in PLOS

Patterns of violence can start at an impressionable age, when teenagers and women start their first serious relationships and learn what is “normal”—or even desirable—in a partner. There is a strong connection between positive power equity beliefs and lower IPV prevalence.

  • Blog
  • 18th Oct 2023

Groundbreaking research on WhatsApp chatbot to reduce intimate partner violence published in PLOS

Patterns of violence can start at an impressionable age, when teenagers and women start their first serious relationships and learn what is “normal”—or even desirable—in a partner. There is a strong connection between positive power equity beliefs and lower IPV prevalence.

  • Blog
  • 7th Sep 2023

Keeping household water quality safe

In 2022, we used behavioral insights to help Chicago achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the best of our knowledge).

  • Report
  • 7th Sep 2023

Increasing lead kit return rates among Chicago residents

We partnered with Chicago’s Department of Water Management (DWM) through What Works Cities Certification program—launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies—to increase uptake of the city’s lead testing program. In 2022, we helped the city achieve a 52.8% lead testing kit return rate, which may be the highest in the nation (to the…

  • Report
  • 15th Aug 2023

Estrategias basadas en las ciencias del comportamiento para abordar la violencia contra las mujeres en América Latina y el Caribe

Las ciencias del comportamiento, referidas al estudio riguroso de la conducta humana y de cómo nuestras acciones son moldeadas por el contexto, pueden desempeñar un papel clave en el desarrollo de soluciones basadas en la evidencia para este problema.

  • Blog
  • 17th Jul 2023

Applying behavioural insights in community-based organizations

Nonprofits of all sizes can generate meaningful benefits from applying behavioural insights (BI), from increasing charitable giving to growing program enrolment, and more. 

  • Blog
  • 10th Jul 2023

Applying deliberative democracy: Insights from our partnership with Meta

Users should have a say in shaping policies that will impact their digital lives