Why the Army Corps of Engineers matches engineering with behavioral science

Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne The federal government has world class engineering expertise in its ranks. The same is true of public health expertise. What it does not have is a standing capability to fuse those two disciplines together … Read more

Six Prescriptions for Applied Behavioral Science as It Comes of Age – By Dilip Soman & Nina Mažar

In hindsight, it is easy to see why the field of behavioral science has become popular. In addition to Nudgepopular books like Thinking, Fast and Slow, Predictably Irrational, and Misbehaving offered the promise of seemingly simple, low-cost, and scalable interventions that organizations could adopt to create large changes in stakeholder behavior. And the claim that … Read more

Race Science Is Coming Back Thanks to Human Behavioral Genetics, but Deplatforming Could Stop It

On May 14, a gunman walked into a Tops grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. The massacre killed ten people. Beforehand, he had posted a long screed online about Great Replacement Theory, using, among other things, links to a series of genetics studies — peer reviewed, and published in prestigious … Read more

Bryant announces interdisciplinary School of Health and Behavioral Sciences, extends its high ROI academic programs to healthcare

SMITHFIELD, RI – Answering the call for impact thinkers equipped with critical 21st century skills, Bryant’s Vision 2030 Strategic Plan is expanding the University’s academic programs that prepare real-world ready students for outcomes and economic mobility ranked in the nation’s top 1%. A new School of Health and Behavioral Sciences with a unique interdisciplinary education … Read more

Using Behavioral Science to Improve Learning Solutions

Learning That CLICS: Using Behavioral Science for Effective Design introduces the CLICS framework, a concise, practical way to apply brain science and a human-centric approach to the art of learning design. Created by learning practitioners for learning practitioners, the CLICS framework is a five-step approach that deepens analysis and increases the likelihood that learning will … Read more

Combining behavioral & data sciences to optimize chronic disease management

Digital tools have become an essential part of our lives. Online calendars guide our daily routine; Waze and Google Maps plan our routes – warning us of traffic or an accident ahead; websites and apps recommend restaurants nearby; and this is just to name a few. These technologies direct and redirect us, offering optimal guidance … Read more

Dog Breeds Don’t Explain Their Behavior as Much as We Think, Scientists Say

Picking a breed of dog is usually about more than just looks. If you want a smart and playful pup, some would say a collie is your best choice. Whereas if you’re looking for an outgoing friend for the whole family, a labrador might top your list. Dog breeds have long been defined by certain … Read more

College of Education and Behavioral Science Names Top Graduates for 2021-22

College of Education and Behavioral Science Names Top Graduates for 2021-22 04/12/2022 JONESBORO – The College of Education and Behavioral Science at Arkansas State University recognized 34 outstanding graduating students for the 2021-22 academic year during a Convocation of Scholars awards ceremony, according to Dr. Mary Jane Bradley, dean of the college. The Chancellor’s … Read more

Kansas public health officials get lesson in behavioral science and why pandemic messages failed – The Lawrence Times

Share this post or save for later TOPEKA – When the University of Kansas wanted to encourage students to take a COVID-19 test upon returning to campus for the 2020 fall semester, administration turned to a team of behavioral scientists for advice. The university could offer students a $ 5 incentive to get tested, a … Read more

Kansas public health officials get lesson in behavioral science and why pandemic messages failed

TOPEKA – When the University of Kansas wanted to encourage students to take a COVID-19 test upon returning to campus for the 2020 fall semester, administration turned to a team of behavioral scientists for advice. The university could offer students a $ 5 incentive to get tested, a 50% shot at $ 10, or a … Read more