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Now Accepting Applications for the CAH Startup Lab

Now Accepting Applications for the CAH Startup Lab Dan Ariely’s Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke is now accepting applications for its second cohort of the Startup Lab, which begins October 2016. Health and Finance startups with a keen interest in applying behavioral insights to their products and exploring original research opportunities in collaboration with…

2016 Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making

IMPORTANT Disclaimer: These are notes from an attendee and do not represent the views of the researchers. To fully understand each study, please read the papers.  Reference documents with abstracts Conference Hosts: John Lynch & Donnie Lichtenstein, Conference Co-Chairs, and our fellow members of the Program Committee: Tony Cookson, Shaun Davies, Bart de Langhe, Phil…

Interested in Participating in Startup Lab? Learn More About the Program!

The Startup Lab is a CAH initiative to apply behavioral economics to startups in the health and finance domains through the application of existing research findings, as well as conducting original research projects. The academic incubator program aims to expose startups to behavioral economics, support the integration of insights in social science, and facilitate collaborative…

Help us improve email

Dear friends, In thinking about how to improve email (something that gives us both joy and stress), I’d like to ask for your help.  I’m trying to understand how people use email and what we might be able to do better.  If you have a gmail account and have 5 minutes to spare, please complete this…

“Stick to It! – Can rituals help you exercise more?”

So what did we find? Takeaway 1: Rituals help you exercise more, but they don’t necessarily help you enjoy it more. Takeaway 2: Rituals had stronger effects on the Fabulous App than on the SSM App. Dan, “SSM was really designed for surveys, and I suspect that the platform was not ideal for testing our…

Apply for the Summer Internship in Behavioral Economics at Duke

The Center for Advanced Hindsight (CAH) at Duke University is accepting applications for a summer internship program in behavioral economics. The six-week program begins on June 20th and ends on July 30th. For more about the CAH team, see our website advanced-hindsight.com, and for more about Dan Ariely see http://danariely.com. The CAH is a diverse…

Digit Launches New Tax Feature to Automate Refund Savings

This tax season Digit simplifies saving refunds worth $125 billion SAN FRANCISCO, February 11, 2016 – Digit <https://digit.co>, the popular automated savings tool, in collaboration with CommonCents Lab, the financial decision making lab funded by MetLife Foundation, today announced a new feature that automates tax refund savings. Digit’s simple, automated approach to saving turns the…

Centene Partners With Washington University In St. Louis And Duke University To Launch The Envolve Center For Health Behavior Change

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 20, 2016  — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today it has partnered with Washington University in St. Louis and Duke University to launch the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change (Envolve Center). The personal health risk behaviors millions of Americans engage in have led to a health crisis in the United States:…

Metlife Foundation and Duke partner to invest in increase financial well-being of low to middle Americans

METLIFE FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH DUKE UNIVERSITY TO IDENTIFY NEW WAYS TO HELP LOW-TO-MIDDLE-INCOME AMERICANS BETTER MANAGE THEIR FINANCES MetLife Foundation to provide $7.9 million, three-year grant NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2015 – MetLife Foundation and Duke University today announced that, with support from MetLife Foundation, Duke University is launching the CommonCents Lab, an initiative that…