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Reaching Citizens Through Science

An Executive Order from President Obama represents a watershed event for psychological science and related disciplines. Under the directive, behavioral researchers will be at the forefront of helping policymakers test strategies aimed at persuading Americans to save for retirement, conserve energy, and much more. ... More>

Observer Article

Saving for Later by Saving Now

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the White House SBST, and university researchers worked together to design and test an email-based intervention aimed at boosting enrollment in the Thrift Savings Plan among members of the military. ... More>

Should Parents Play Videogames With Their Children?

Observer Article

Maximizing Email Response Rates

In a collaboration with SBST, federal agencies found that sending an email at just the right time of day could considerably improve response rates. ... More>

Do Babies Know When They’re Skyping?