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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The Ethics of Paternalism
  • Dec 21 2018
  • Published in: Scientific American
  • Keywords: Health, Health Management, Medical decision-making

Imagine that you are a policy maker trying to reduce the consumption…

Authors
Health Research sponsor Julie Obrien
How Do I Get Into Behavioral Economics?
  • Nov 29 2018
  • Published in: People Science
  • Keywords: Big Psychological Questions

There are 196 government teams across the world designed with the purpose…

Kristen Berman ALUMNUS

For Most People, Higher Yields Don’t Inspire More Saving — Here’s What Could Do the Trick
  • Nov 29 2018
  • Published in: Bankrate
  • Keywords: Increase Short-and Long-Term Savings, Common Cents Lab

Finally, we’re seeing a positive trend for savers: Interest rates are rising…

Financial Decision-making Research Sponsor Mariel Beasley

Mariel Beasley PRINCIPAL, COMMON CENTS LAB

How to Keep Automated Savings from Resulting in an Overdraft Fee
  • Nov 23 2018
  • Published in: Bankrate
  • Keywords: Improve Cash Flow Management, Money, Common Cents Lab

And in recent years, it’s been a proposition that all sorts of…

Andrea Dinneen SENIOR BEHAVIORAL RESEARCHER

Ingroup and Outgroup Favoritism in Implicit Attitudes
  • Nov 19 2018
  • Published in: Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Keywords: Big Psychological Questions

Individuals hold two kinds of attitudes: explicit versus implicit. Explicit attitudes are…

Jordan Axt SENIOR BEHAVIORAL RESEARCHER

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…

Authors
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