Defaults are—rightly—a popular instrument in the choice architecture toolkit, big meta-analysis finds. But they don't *always* work. So when are they the most effective? HT
Just posted our pre-print of heavily updated default meta-analysis paper, key takeaways in subsequent tweets 1/n
When & Why Defaults Influence #Decisions. #MetaAnalysis (58 studies) finds #default effects work (d =.68), but depend on psychological mechanism (👍 for status quo & social desirability) and on domain (👍 for consumer behavior) #nudging #ChoiceArchitecture
Meta-analysis of a classic nudge: setting a default option evidence for a strong and mostly reliable effect, operating through implies endorsement or indication of the status quo