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Want Better Health and Longevity?  Invest in Education
PIBBS
June 22, 2015

Want Better Health and Longevity? Invest in Education

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Social Rejection—Who Knew?
PIBBS
June 1, 2015

Social Rejection—Who Knew?

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Putting the Detective Work in Lie Detection
PIBBS
May 12, 2015

Putting the Detective Work in Lie Detection

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False Confessions, True Consequences: Why and How to Reform Interrogations  
PIBBS
April 21, 2015

False Confessions, True Consequences: Why and How to Reform Interrogations  

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To Better Social Policies, Listen to Beneficiaries

To Better Social Policies, Listen to Beneficiaries

Who would have more valuable feedback than the people being assisted about how or why a program is meeting their genuine needs or not. Using ‘behavioral mapping,’ researchers can design better interventions based on real-life data and not the researchers’ own assumptions.

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Negotiating Deals and Settling Conflict Benefit Both Sides

Negotiating Deals and Settling Conflict Benefit Both Sides

There are no short cuts in high-stakes negotiations, researchers write the Policy Insights from the Brain and Behavioral Sciences, but by nurturing mutual respect and promoting benign, low-pressure environments the results can benefit all sides.

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Rethinking Our Responses to Terrorism

Rethinking Our Responses to Terrorism

Understanding what drives terrorism offers a good first step in deterring or derailing it. In the latest article from our collaboration with the journal ‘Policy Insights from Brain and Behavioral Science,’ two psychologists examine what motivates terrorism — and how our response to it can succor the bad actors.

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Hope for the Common Good

Hope for the Common Good

Recent research suggests that the so-called Golden Rule of ‘doing unto others …’ may have resonance in enhancing the public good.

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Fixing the ‘Leaky Pipeline’ of Women in Science and Math

Fixing the ‘Leaky Pipeline’ of Women in Science and Math

There are ways to patch the pipeline that sees women drain out of STEM fields in university and on the job, but it will take some effort to dismantle structural barriers first.

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Input from Social and Behavioral Scientists Essential in Energy-Use Reduction Policy Making

Input from Social and Behavioral Scientists Essential in Energy-Use Reduction Policy Making

Research shows people generally prefer being green to being greedy, but even if people are motivated, they don’t always know how to reduce energy use or, if they make a behavioral change, whether the change helped them reach their energy saving goals.

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Discrimination through Ambiguity: Reducing Workplace Bias Against Minority Immigrants

Discrimination through Ambiguity: Reducing Workplace Bias Against Minority Immigrants

Discrimination becomes easier when its wrapped in the amorphous blanket of an applicant lacking certain ‘soft skills,’ suggests a news paper in the journal Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

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Racial Bias and the Criminal Justice System: Research for a Fairer Future

Racial Bias and the Criminal Justice System: Research for a Fairer Future

In the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to prosecute a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, a paper in a new journal from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences looks at the bias in the U.S. criminal justice system.

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