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- New publication
- 20th Mar 2023
A Manifesto for Applying Behavioral Science
10 new proposals to enable behavioural science to truly fulfill its potential for improving lives and societies
- 17th Mar 2023
Behavioral science can help prevent the spread of fake news
In a 2022 study, we successfully reduced susceptibility to fake news. Using videos informed by behavioural science, we reduced people’s intent to share disinformation about sexual and reproductive health education (SRHE), increased their knowledge, and shifted their perceptions on the topic.
- Press release
- 28th Nov 2022
The Behavioral Insights Team appoints new US Board Chair and member
Professor Cristina Bicchieri appointed Board member and Corey Arnez Griffin’s elevated to Board Chair of BIT US
- 16th Nov 2022
Helping users shape their digital world
Who should make decisions regarding governance of a social media platform that connects billions of people?
- 10th Nov 2022
Moving behavioral science beyond the nudge (and into the private sector)
“Do nudges work?” This question has recently sparked a great deal of discussion and angst in the behavioral science community. The controversy was ignited by a meta-analysis suggesting that intervention effects were limited after corrections for publication bias were taken into account. While we can disagree about the implications of…
- 7th Nov 2022
Deliberative democracy in action
Deliberative democracy approaches can enable social media users to discuss, negotiate and reach collective views on difficult decisions that shape their own experiences online
- 23rd Sep 2022
People don’t know what to do in extreme heat
Now is the best time to prepare for next summer’s extreme heat.
- 20th Sep 2022
How can citizens shape the future of social media platforms?
An everyday genius of humans is that we collaborate and cooperate to get things done. We share with others our thoughts and values, and they in turn share, support, and challenge. However, this process can also create the conditions for offence, misunderstanding and conflict. Nowhere do we see this more…
- 17th Aug 2022
Getting the most out of the Inflation Reduction Act’s climate funding with behavioral insights
The US has just passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which aims to reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030. Its $369 billion of provisions for climate programs will affect our planet—and our lives—for years to come. Therefore, it’s critical to get the design and rollout of these initiatives right.
- 12th Jul 2022
Reframing Sustainability Through a Behavioral Lens
Sustainability is a broad and complex issue encompassing everything from global warming to manufacturing processes. So it’s easy to feel unqualified to speak or too overwhelmed to know where to start. Feeling this way is known as choice overload in behavioral science, and it alone can lead to inaction.