Educators Can Help Make Stem Fields Diverse – Over 25 Years, I’ve Identified Nudges That Can Encourage Students to Stay
Jen, a student I taught early in my career, stood head-and-shoulders above her peers academically. I learned she had started off as an engineering major but switched over to psychology. I was surprised and curious.
The Psychology of Inspiring Everyday Climate Action
WHEN KIMBERLY NICHOLAS, a sustainability scientist at Lund University in Sweden, decided that she needed to confront the climate effects of her frequent flying, she took a scientist’s approach. She spent hours making meticulous spreadsheets comparing
March/April 2022: The Science of Behavior Change
What characteristics are associated with the willingness (or ability) to change one’s behavior for the better, and what interventions show the most promise for helping them?
How a Nudge Can Make a Habit: The Subversive Nonchalance of Small Changes
Policymakers see promise in “nudges,” norms, habit formation, and other approaches centered around self determination.
How to Build Positive, Long-Lasting Habits, According to Psychologists
For many of us, the past year has disrupted deeply ingrained habits. Some people report exercising less, others are drinking more. As we look forward to life returning to some semblance of normal, it’s worth considering what scientists
Dangling Millions of Dollars to Coax People to get Vaccinated isn’t the Worst Idea
At first, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 seemed like enough of a reward. You got the satisfaction of protecting your health and that of the people around you, plus the knowledge that soon you would be