The Best of Behavioral Scientist
10+ most popular Behavioral Scientist articles, as voted by our community.
Original, thought-provoking reports from the front lines of behavioral science. Learn more: http://behavioralscientist.org
Behavioral Scientist on Behavioral Science
Time Confetti and the Broken Promise of Leisure
We have more free time than ever before, but it’s so sliced and diced that we feel more time poor than ever. Here’s how to notice and overcome the time confetti in your life.
«When we try to have meaningful time off with friends and family, our alerts from work create guilt and dread over what we’re not getting done.»
Behavioral Scientist’s Research Lead Highlights of 2022
The Research Lead is a monthly digest connecting you to noteworthy academic and applied research from around the behavioral sciences. Here are our highlights from 2022.
Behavioral Scientist on Books
Behavioral Scientist’s Notable Books of 2021
Summer isn’t the same without a good reading list. Here are our behavioral science picks for summer 2021.
Behavioral Scientist on Decision Making
Is Having Too Many Choices (Versus Too Few) Really the Greater Problem for Consumers?
A new study featuring more than 7,000 participants from six countries found that choice deprivation—a feeling of not having enough to choose from—not choice overload is the most common consumer…
Behavioral Scientist on Education
Understanding and Overcoming Belonging Uncertainty
Feeling uncertain if you belong is normal. But for some, the uncertainty persists longer than others. A duo of psychologists designed an intervention to change that.
Behavioral Scientist on Mental Models
Mental Models to Help You Cut Your Losses
When should you hold 'em and when should you fold 'em? Use this set of decision-making tools to help you identify when it’s time to move on and find the courage to do so.
Behavioral Scientist on Problem Solving
An In-The-Box Method to Creative Problem Solving
In an adaptation from his book, Evolutionary Ideas, Sam Tatam introduces a framework for inventive problem solving developed by a Russian scientist and inventor in the Soviet era: the solution to your…
«There are consistent patterns of solutions.Solving contradictions creates breakthrough innovation.»
Behavioral Scientist on Psychology
Get Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable
Self-growth isn’t always easy, or comfortable. Reclaiming discomfort as progress can help you learn more and stay more motivated.
«When people can positively spin otherwise negative cues—reappraise their discomfort as a sign of achievement—those cues become more motivating.»
What Is the Power of Regret? A Conversation with Daniel Pink
In The Power of Regret, author Dan Pink offers readers a glimpse into the psychology of those moments that we often wish we had back.
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Lived Experience Makes the Work Better
But it’s exhausting when you’re one of the only ones carrying that weight.
Conversations on Polarizing Topics Are Possible. If You’re Up for It, Here’s How to Start
How can you successfully understand someone else’s point of view, share yours, or even change someone’s mind?
Americans Are Fake and the Dutch Are Rude!
What I learned about emotions when I traded Amsterdam for Ann Arbor.
Staying Smart in a Smart World: A Conversation with Gerd Gigerenzer
A deeper understanding of what algorithms do and how they’re being deployed can save us from the whiplash between reverence and resignation.
The Open Secret of What Works—and What Doesn’t—for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
A new book explores why corporate diversity trainings have endured despite the evidence they aren’t effective, and what does work to make progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion inside…
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