Behavioral research shows that federal employees are more likely to click on an email if it’s sent at lunchtime.
A one-year-old White House team is trying to transform policymaking through a better understanding of how and why people act as they do.
Game theory needs to evolve to make sense of the complexity of what drives us to cooperate.
Recent research suggests a new way to look at the famous prisoner's dilemma and how the results could help us better understand human behavior and encourage cooperation.
Selfish, cooperative – or doesn’t understand the rules of the game?
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Behavioral economists have revolutionized the standard view of human nature. No longer are people presumed to be purely selfish, only acting in their own interest. Hundreds of experiments appear to show…