While it’s easy to blame the user, phishing schemes have become incredibly sophisticated and believable. So, instead of blaming the user, we want to instead bring an empathetic lens, and understand more about their needs.
This report considers human factors in relation to future vaccines against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), drawing on insights from design thinking and the social, behavioral, and communication sciences. It provides recommendations on how to advance public understanding of, access to, and acceptance of vaccines that protect against COVID-19.
While the role of behavioural science in the UK’s handling of the pandemic has been criticised, Peter John and Gerry Stoker argue that it is important for governments to try and influence citizens’ behaviour rather than rely on laws that are harder to enforce. They nevertheless explain why a different ‘nudging’ approach ought to have been used in this case.
Two articles, one by Matt Simon in Wired and another by Benedict Carey in the New York Times, summarize scientific research that illustrates why mass panic is unlikely in this pandemic situation.
This book describes the psychological reactions to pandemics, including maladaptive behaviors, emotions, and defensive reactions, and reviews the psychological vulnerability factors that contribute to the spreading of disease and distress.
No “knockdown” objection has appeared to date that should make us reject the nudge approach overall. At the same time, serious ethical concerns have emerged that should guide and inform discussions around whether and which particular nudge policies should be pursued, and, if so, how.
In this book, leading business anthropologist Simon Roberts breaks down the revolutionary idea of embodied knowledge: the information that is unconsciously picked up by our body for use in almost every area of our lives.
Humans’ biggest advantage over other species is our ability to coöperate.
The editor in chief of Behavioral Scientist asked 120 behavioral scientists around the world how they imagined the next decade of behavioral science: hopes and fears, predictions and warnings, open questions and big ideas.
Experientia launches a training program on “Behavioral Design & Cultural Transformation” within the Cottino Social Impact Campus
Experientia is offering a new behavioral design training program within the new Cottino Social Impact Campus, the first center in Europe dedicated to impact education. The “Behavioral Design & Cultural Transformation” course (scheduled 23 to 27 March) is aimed at…