Buying less, and not buying green, is associated with greater well-being and lower psychological distress.
Behavioral ScientistDoes buying green offer a loophole to buy more, feel better, and not hurt the planet?
Behavioral ScientistShifting our consumerist ideal from “buy more” to “buy more, but buy green” is not likely to improve our well-being. Read out latest conversation on the false promises of green materialism.
Is political incorrectness just “telling it like it is,” or is it cruel and uncivil discourse? Your answer to this question depends less on your political party and more on how much you care about the group in question.
The internet is often derided as the place productivity and well-being go to die. But if it can democratize expertise that judgment might start to look premature.
Behavioral ScientistThe internet is often derided as the place productivity and well-being go to die. But if it can democratize expertise that judgment might start to look premature.
Behavioral Scientist"We have an idea of where experts come from. But this insight on its own isn’t enough to produce any more of them, just as discovering the rocket equation didn’t get us to the moon." – @EdBradon on Expertise in the Age of YouTube
Behavioral ScientistIt’s become naïve to see the internet as a place of human flourishing. But the undeniably grubby detail of the internet in 2019 shouldn’t blind us to more encouraging trends. On the expertise front, we have reasons to be optimistic. – @EdBradon
Laurie Santos’s evidence-based lessons on becoming happier have moved from the lecture hall to the airwaves.
Behavioral Scientist.@Yale’s @lauriesantos teaches the university's most popular class, Psychology and the Good Life, on the science of happiness. She recently launched a podcast on the topic. Our editor @davenuss79 reached out to her to learn more.
In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native...
As marketing evolves, one of the key shifts is the ability to test everything, all the time. Compared to my earliest marketing jobs in the late 90s, the tools of experimentation have been democratized and the cycle time between experiments have...
Behavioral ScientistOpportunity Alert: The @LastingerCenter is seeking #datascientists as partners to mine data from their online learning platforms for #predictiveanalytics research. Submissions due by 10/31. Learn more
Don’t be tempted to rewrite research history. Registered reports can help you design and evaluate studies with guards against changing the story once the results come in.
Behavioral ScientistDon’t be tempted to rewrite research history. Registered reports can help you design and evaluate studies with guards against changing the story once the results come in. By @hm_watkins
Behavioral ScientistWhether you’re an academic or an applied researcher, the pressure to get the “right” results can be high. Registered reports allow you to be judged on the research process not the results.
Behavioral Scientist"Even if you’re not publishing in an academic journal, it is beneficial to consider how you can design and evaluate your studies with similar guards against changing the story once the results come in." — @hm_watkins
Buzzy headlines cloud our understanding of how advanced AI really is. We should stop focusing on apocalyptic scenarios, says cognitive scientist Gary Marcus, and start making AI more useful.
Behavioral ScientistBuzzy headlines cloud our understanding of how advanced AI really is. We should stop focusing on apocalyptic scenarios, says cognitive scientist @GaryMarcus, and start making AI more useful.
Behavioral ScientistDo we need to rethink our Approach to AI? In his new book Rebooting AI, @nyuniversity psychologist and entrepreneur, @GaryMarcus argues yes. Our books editor, Antonia Violante, reached out to him to learn more.
Waiting period laws that delay the purchase of firearms by a few days reduce gun homicides by roughly 17%. Our results imply that the 17 states (including the District of Columbia) with waiting periods avoid roughly 750 gun homicides per year as a...