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How Can Convenience Drive Healthy Behaviour?

How Can Convenience Drive Healthy Behaviour? | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
Changing human behaviour can be complex. No mathematical equation can determine how we will act from one situation to the next and this uncertainty presents an obvious challenge for marketers, poli...
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Do E-Payments Increase the Pressure to Leave a Big Tip?

Do E-Payments Increase the Pressure to Leave a Big Tip? | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
Personally, I never tip the baristas when I go to a coffee shop. But plenty of people do. Enough that Starbucks has faced lawsuits over how it distributes the ample proceeds of its tip jars between managers and staff.
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Behavioural economics and public policy - FT.com

Behavioural economics and public policy - FT.com | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
The past decade has been a triumph for behavioural economics, the fashionable cross-breed of psychology and economics.
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The Fatter the Body, the Hungrier the Brain

The Fatter the Body, the Hungrier the Brain | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
When the bridge is out between your body and your brain
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findings and implications from testing – the BETA Project | ideas42

findings and implications from testing – the BETA Project | ideas42 | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
“Employing and testing behavioral economics in #policy http://t.co/apLI5XD9bq @ideas42”
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Explore – Being faced with ourselves makes us better people...

Explore – Being faced with ourselves makes us better people... | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
““ Being faced with ourselves makes us better people – it’s not just about vanity. ” The upside of social media narcissism – some fascinating, surprising research, animated. Pair with Brené Brown on...”
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Decision Science News - A website about decision research in Marketing, Psychology, Economics, Behavioral Economics, Finance, Medicine, Law, Management, Public Policy, Statistics, Computer Science.

Decision Science News - A website about decision research in Marketing, Psychology, Economics, Behavioral Economics, Finance, Medicine, Law, Management, Public Policy, Statistics, Computer Science. | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
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Smart bins make it easy to donate textiles

Smart bins make it easy to donate textiles | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
Goodwill of San Francisco is installing high-tech goBINs in apartment buildings in the city to make donating clothing and other items more convenient.
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Conspicuous consumption: parent edition

Conspicuous consumption: parent edition | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
This post is not really related to taxes but more a recent observation of mine. I am mum to an 8th month old and observe a lot of things about parents I did not previously notice. This blog follows...
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Set SMART resolutions in 2014! - Scientific American (blog)

Set SMART resolutions in 2014! - Scientific American (blog) | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
“Scientific American (blog) Set SMART resolutions in 2014! Scientific American (blog) Melanie Tannenbaum is a doctoral candidate in social psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received an M.A.”
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The Secret To Forming Super Productive Habits

The Secret To Forming Super Productive Habits | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
If we don't know how habits work we'll never develop better ones. Let's get to it.
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Could a Well-Placed "Nudge" Get People to Take the Stairs?

Could a Well-Placed "Nudge" Get People to Take the Stairs? | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
“An innovative experiment in "environmental calorie labeling" is based on the idea that ... (Could a Well-Placed "Nudge" Get People to Take the Stairs?”
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Richard Baxter's curator insight, January 28, 2014 8:41 AM

so simple yet so powerful

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Secret Santa | Behavioural Insights Team (Nudge Unit)

The Behavioural Insights Team, or 'Nudge Unit', draws on insights from the growing body of academic research in the fields of behavioural economics and psychology and applies these insights to public policy making in the UK.
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What did Harvard Business School learn studying people who wear sweatpants in public?

What did Harvard Business School learn studying people who wear sweatpants in public? | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered subtle cues that help nonconformists break from the pack and thrive.
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At Airports, a Misplaced Faith in Body Language

At Airports, a Misplaced Faith in Body Language | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
There is little evidence to support the view that “behavior detection officers” have done much beyond inconveniencing tens of thousands of passengers a year.
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What Can Crows and Ravens Teach People About Resisting Temptation?

What Can Crows and Ravens Teach People About Resisting Temptation? | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
By now you probably know about Walter Mischel's famous 1972 marshmallow task, which used the tasty snacks to measure impulse control in children. What you might not know is why marshmallows can help us better understand what it means to be human.
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Treadmill Workstations: The Effects of Walking while Working on Physical Activity and Work Performance

Treadmill Workstations: The Effects of Walking while Working on Physical Activity and Work Performance | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
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Would You Lie for Me? - New York Times

Would You Lie for Me? - New York Times | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
“Would You Lie for Me? New York Times Social psychologists have spent decades demonstrating how difficult it can be to say “no” to other people's propositions, even when they are morally questionable — consider Stanley Milgram's infamous...”
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Five philanthropic nudges: behavioural science insights that can steer donations - UK Fundraising

Five philanthropic nudges: behavioural science insights that can steer donations - UK Fundraising | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
“The Behavioural Architects look at various research findings and insights around charitable giving, and list five different ways in which a charity might be able to increase donations. (Psych-influenced fundraising?”
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Richard Baxter's curator insight, February 5, 2014 4:50 AM

Could some of the behavioral learnings be applicable to haelthcare?

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Dilbert Does Behavioral Economics

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The Dilbert comic strip offers a case study on common behavioral biases.

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Neil Gains's curator insight, January 31, 2014 10:42 PM

Great take on behavioural economics from Dilbert

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Why ‘irrational’ choices can be rational

Why ‘irrational’ choices can be rational | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
Theory shows logic in rearranging your preferences if the options may change.
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'Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil,' by Paul Bloom - New York Times

'Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil,' by Paul Bloom - New York Times | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
“'Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil,' by Paul Bloom New York Times Bloom also recounts the 1954 Robbers Cave study by the social psychologist Muzafer Sherif, who invited white middle-class boys to a summer camp in Oklahoma and separated them...”
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New Health Law Frustrates Many in Middle Class

New Health Law Frustrates Many in Middle Class | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
While the Affordable Care Act clearly benefits those at the low and high ends of the income scale, many middle-class Americans don’t qualify for health care subsidies, and are facing steep premium prices.
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The 12 Psychology Studies of Christmas

The 12 Psychology Studies of Christmas | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
On the first day of Christmas PsyBlog sent to me...12 psychology studies about Christmas (and no partridges or pear trees).
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Merry Christmas!

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Are We Hard-Wired to Follow Celebrity Medical Advice?

Are We Hard-Wired to Follow Celebrity Medical Advice? | Behavioral Economics in Action | Scoop.it
“New study examines why so many people follow medical advice from celebrities when so much of it is ill-informed and some of it is potentially harmful. (RT @TheMomPsych: Are We Hard-Wired to Follow Celebrity Medical Advice?”
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