Stories in Action
Stories may complement established policy tools. Walsh and colleagues define the elements of storytelling and discuss stories’ key features and functions, providing design principles for policymakers interested in building stories.
Women in Science Are Doing All Right
The toy maker Mattel recently honored International Women’s Day by making “role model dolls” of women in science, tech, engineering and math jobs, while lamenting that “girls are systemically tracked away from STEM.” It’s a cliché that these fields
Can Shifting Social Norms Help Mitigate Climate Change?
An interdisciplinary team of researchers reports on how social norms—“patterns of behaviors or values that depend on expectations about what others do and/or think should be done”—can be harnessed to bring about collective climate action and policy change.
Scaling Up Change: A Critical Review and Practical Guide to Harnessing Social Norms for Climate Action
The authors discuss how social norms can be harnessed for climate action, which can include efforts to mitigate greenhouse-gas emissions through personal actions, policy support, or activism, and efforts to increase communities’ resilience and adaptive capacity to extreme weather events and other impacts of climate change.
“A Staggering Public-Health Problem”: Psychological Interventions for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
This PSPI Live is focused on how psychological interventions can be part of a comprehensive plan to manage chronic pain
Implicit-Bias Remedies: Treating Discriminatory Bias as a Public-Health Problem
A report on on public-health strategies that have been successful in reducing implicit bias and accompanying discrimination.