Will people keep social distancing now that the lock down is eased? Our research shows that what matters is people's own motivation, not the threat of fines.
Behavioural science explained.
The response to coronavirus shows us that people can still work together to do the right thing.
We don't always realise it, but emotions play a positive role in decision making.
For many Australians, the bushfire disaster could represent a turning point: the moment they adopt new, long-term behaviours to help nature.
Finding out what would motivate people to reduce their carbon emissions can be determined by examining behaviour.
We all like to think of ourselves as heroes. But according to science, the vast majority of us wouldn't be prepared to rebel against totalitarian rulers.
Some children's tantrums, irritability and defiance well exceed that typically found in healthy children of the same age. This can be overwhelming for parents, especially as children grow.
How data-driven behavioural sciences are being road tested in the political sphere.
After two Nobel prize wins for behavioral economists, the burgeoning field has demonstrated its importance in shaping effective economic and government policy.
Government initiatives to prod people to make better decisions got a lot of attention after Richard Thaler won a Nobel in economics for his working on nudging.
Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his groundbreaking work incorporating how humans actually behave into economic thinking.
Our behaviour is far more selfish than we might like to believe.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Almost half of Americans have trouble saving, while average credit card balances have swelled to $6,000. Can we turn this around?
Did you know Scotland were going to lose, or was it just hindsight bias?