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Predicting Game: Global Health Part 3

Think you know human behavior? Are you up for another guessing game on behavioral experiments? In our last post, we told you about a behavioral intervention that our Global Health and Development team conducted with the help of the Joep Lange Institute and PharmAccess Foundation. In this intervention, our team gave away a few different…

Research Insights on Titles for Health Coaches

This post originally appeared on the Envolve PeopleCare blog  St. Louis, MO (February 20, 2018) – Recent research conducted by the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change™ examined expectations for health coaching relationships and preferences for titles of health coaches among adults with commercial insurance and those with Medicaid. While several studies have explored the effectiveness of health coaching,…

6 Ways to Charm Your Partner with Behavioral Science This Valentine’s Day

By Maura Farver and Stephanie Tepper   Who said behavioral scientists aren’t charming and romantic? Here are some behavioral principles we’ve translated into V-day tips to spice up your love life – use them at your own risk.   1. Misattribution of arousal: Looking to liven up a mundane relationship? Rekindle your partner’s arousal by…

B.E. For Dogs: Affective Forecasting

B.E. for Dogs is a bi-weekly comic series that will examine concepts in behavioral economics from the perspective of our canine companions. Look out for new comics every other week! The series is created by Matt Trower, Catherine Berman, and Jamie Foehl. Affective Forecasting: We make predictions about how events will make us feel all the time – and many of…

Is it Time for Your New Year’s ‘Absolution’?

Did you ring in 2018 with a New Year’s resolution? If so, how is it going?   St. Louis, MO (February 6, 2018) – Hopefully, you are sticking to your plans and are on track to meet your goal. If you are like most of us, you have probably already thrown in the towel. Luckily it’s…

A Behavioral Scientist’s Guide to Increasing Charitable Donations

This guide is a multi-part series exploring how we can use behavioral economics to maximize charitable contributions. Check out part two of the series in March! This series is created by Ciara Lutz and Ting Jiang If you work for a non-profit, it is undeniable that your organization cannot exist without charitable contributions. Donations allow…

How to Better Communicate Health Risks and Improve Health Outcomes: Story-telling for More Impact

This post initially appeared on the Envolve PeopleCare blog. “If we don’t intervene, then you’ll die. If we do intervene, the risk of complications is very low.” St. Louis, MO (January 24, 2018) – We’re running a three-part blog series about risk communication in health, walking through psychological pitfalls, and offering behavioral science solutions. In Part…

B.E. For Dogs: Reciprocity

B.E. for Dogs is a bi-weekly comic series that will examine concepts in behavioral economics from the perspective of our canine companions. Look out for new comics every other week! The series is created by Matt Trower, Catherine Berman, and Jamie Foehl.   Reciprocity: Reciprocity refers to the inclination to respond to a gift or positive action by providing something…

How to Better Communicate Health Risks and Improve Health Outcomes: Self-Affirmation and Feeling Good

This post initially appeared on the Envolve PeopleCare blog.  By Lindsay Juarez and Julia O’Brien St. Louis, MO (January 17, 2018) –  We’re running a three-part blog series about health risks and communication in health, walking through psychological pitfalls, and offering behavioral science solutions. In Part II, we’re discussing self-affirmation techniques. Part II ─ Self-Affirmation and…

How to Better Communicate Health Risks and Improve Health Outcomes: Probabilities and Proportions

This post initially appeared on the Envolve PeopleCare blog.  St. Louis, MO (January 10, 2018) – We’re running a three-part blog series about health risks and communication in health, walking through psychological pitfalls, and offering behavioral science solutions. In Part I, we’re starting with numbers. Part I ─ Probabilities and Proportions “If we don’t intervene, then…