Our behaviour is far more selfish than we might like to believe.
It starts by making a plan.
As Election Day approaches, candidates in races across the country will be doing everything they can to get out the vote – including turning to behavioral science.
A crack in the culture?
The thousands of Wells Fargo low-wage employees who defrauded customers likely knew how it felt to face unfair overdraft fees or a deteriorating credit rating. So why did they do it?
Spine-tingling or simply scary?
Are you impulsive and easily bored? You may be a thrill seeker.
The idea that we make rational choices is the basis for how businesses and governments make their plans. But psychologists have been asking some awkward questions.
Too late to change minds?
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New research on first impressions offers hope that the presidential front-runners may still be able to win over voters who have unfavorable opinions of them.
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Almost half of Americans have trouble saving, while average credit card balances have swelled to $6,000. Can we turn this around?
Close, but no cigar.
Did you know Scotland were going to lose, or was it just hindsight bias?
Don’t trust your emotions.
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In-play football bets may prove tempting, but they're engineered so that the odds fall firmly in the bookmakers' favour.
Tons of social media there for the taking… but is it truly representative of real life?
Behavioral scientists have seized on social media and their massive data sets as a way to quickly and cheaply figure out what people are thinking and doing. But some of those tweets and thumbs ups can…
All in the wording: behavioural science, such as the ‘nudge’ concept isn’t new, or quasi-science.
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In recent years, books like Predictably Irrational, Nudge and Thinking Fast and Slow have catapulted the findings of behavioural science (think cognitive psychology and behavioural economics) into new-found…