Going Beyond ‘Back to Normal’
You’ve been waiting… and waiting… and waiting for this amazing, magical day when you could return to “normal life.” For many people in the U.S., it feels like that dim light at the end of
How One British Isle Persuaded Its Citizens to Get Vaccinated
When you need to engage and persuade people on an issue or topic that matters deeply to them, it’s natural to leverage logic and reason as a way of ensuring your message is heard. However
These are the Text Messages That Get People to Take Vaccines
More than 169 million Americans have received one or both doses of a coronavirus vaccine, but demand is falling off rapidly. Doses administered peaked at an average of 3.3 million per day in mid-April but are now down to
Stop Worrying About Free Beer and Doughnuts. We’re in the Middle of a Pandemic.
… I thought of this recently when a stream of grumbling turned up in my Twitter feed over incentives that are being offered to encourage Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine. These include money, beer, doughnuts, and (in a brief
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on the development of liking gaps, memory for similar events, personality traits and health, empathy bias, context and risky choice, forecasting of relationship support, gender stereotypes of sexual behavior, and happiness and social interactions.
How COVID-19 is Changing Our Expectations for Other Vaccines
As scientists raced to create new vaccines that would fight the novel coronavirus, Matthew Motta had a question: What did Americans expect from these vaccines? Motta, a political scientist at Oklahoma State University who studies vaccine hesitancy