Publications

One way that we straddle academia and the real world is through our publications, which show up in peer-reviewed journals as well as the popular press

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Knowing When Tech Does (and Doesn’t) Promote Positive Relationships
  • Nov 13 2018
  • Published in: Behavioral Scientist
  • Keywords: Health, Health Management, Technology

Everyone’s worried about smartphones. Headlines like “Have smartphones destroyed a generation?” and…

Jenna Clark SENIOR BEHAVIORAL RESEARCHER

What Voting and Flu Shots Have in Common
  • Nov 6 2018
  • Published in: Behavioral Scientist
  • Keywords: Health, Medical decision-making

Voting is a hallmark of representative democracies worldwide. It is among the…

Health Research sponsor Julie Obrien

Julia O’Brien PRINCIPAL, BETTER LIVING AND HEALTH

The Impact of Inconsistency: Uncovering the Hidden Cost of Variable Work Schedules
  • Oct 30 2018
  • Published in: NextBillion
  • Keywords: Common Cents Lab, Increase Earnings

For millions of Americans, financial health begins in the workplace. No amount…

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The end of the two-week pay cycle: How every day can be payday
  • Oct 29 2018
  • Published in: MarketWatch
  • Keywords: Improve Cash Flow Management, Common Cents Lab

Pay cycles today are based more on “historical momentum” than an intentional…

Emory Nelms SENIOR BEHAVIORAL RESEARCHER

Digital Health’s Secret Weapon: Behavioral Science
  • Oct 15 2018
  • Published in: HealthTech
  • Keywords: Health, Health Management

Tech has the potential to transform healthcare, and behavioral science can give…

Aline Holzwarth PRINCIPAL, CENTER FOR ADVANCED HINDSIGHT

Students’ mistaken beliefs about how much their peers study could be harming their exam performance
  • Oct 5 2018
  • Published in: The British Psychological Society Digest
  • Keywords: Big Psychological Questions

A lot of us use what we consider normal behaviour – based…

Jenna Clark SENIOR BEHAVIORAL RESEARCHER

The critical role of second-order normative beliefs in predicting energy conservation
  • Sep 17 2018
  • Published in: Nature: Human Behavior
  • Keywords: Big Psychological Questions

Sustaining large-scale public goods requires individuals to make environmentally friendly decisions today…

Health Research sponsor Julie Obrien

Julia O’Brien PRINCIPAL, BETTER LIVING AND HEALTH

How Much Money Will You Really Spend in Retirement? Probably a Lot More Than You Think
  • Sep 3 2018
  • Published in: The Wallstreet Journal
  • Keywords: Budget Management, Money

It’s the question that plagues pretty much everybody as they look ahead:…

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Naïve models of dietary splurges: Beliefs about caloric compensation and weight change following non-habitual overconsumption
  • Sep 1 2018
  • Published in: Appetite
  • Keywords: Health, Health Management, Eating

The mechanisms that lead to overeating and the consumption of tempting, unhealthy…

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Health Research sponsor Julie Obrien
Seven Ways Behavioral Science can Improve Customer Financial Health
  • Aug 1 2018
  • Published in: CFO Tech Outlook
  • Keywords: Improve Cash Flow Management, Common Cents Lab

For many casual observers, a CFO's role is largely assumed to be…

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Financial Decision-making Research Sponsor Mariel Beasley
Moving On Up
  • Jul 20 2018
  • Published in: Scientific American
  • Keywords: Improve Cash Flow Management, Common Cents Lab

Imagine you just landed a new job and want to move to…

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