The success of nearly all public- and private- sector policies hinges on the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations. Today, such behaviors are better understood than ever, thanks to a growing body of practical behavioral science research. However, policymakers often are unaware of behavioral science findings that may help them craft and execute more effective and efficient policies. The pages of this new journal will become a meeting ground: a place where scientists and non-scientists can encounter clearly described behavioral research that can be put into action.
By design, the scope of BSP is broad, with topics spanning health care, financial decisionmaking, energy and the environment, education and culture, justice and ethics, and work place practices. Contributions will be made by researchers with expertise in psychology, sociology, law, behavioral economics, organization science, decision science, and marketing.
The journal is a key offering of the Behavioral Science & Policy Association in partnership with the Brookings Institution. The mission of BSPA is to foster dialog between social scientists, policymakers, and other practitioners in order to promote the application
of rigorous empirical behavioral science in ways that serve the public interest. BSPA does not advance a particular agenda or political perspective.
Behavioral Science & Policy, vol. 2, no. 2
Evidence as a Tool for Racial Justice: An Introduction to Field Work with Police, Phillip Goff
The Costs of Poor Health Plan Choice and Prescriptions for Reform,
Saurabh Bhargava, George Loewenstein, and Shlomo Benartzi
Using Identity-Based Motivation to Reduce Health Gaps and Disparities,
Daphna Oyserman and Neil A. Lewis, Jr
We Need Your Help: How Behavioral Sciences Can Help Address Five Major Economic Problems, Jason Furman
Combating Biased Decision Making and Unequal Treatment Justice
Behavioral Science Tools for Energy and Environmental Policy
Using Organizational Science Research to Address U.S.
Federal Agencies’ Management and Labor Needs
Policy Applications of Behavioral Insights to Household Financial Decision-Making
Behavioral Science and Education
Using Behavioral Science to Promote International Development
Increasing Benefits and Reducing Costs to Society of Technological Innovations
Behavioral Insights for Health Care Policy