June 1, 2023
Nobody wants to come across as bragging, but when donors stay mum, charities miss out. New research offers a strategy to embolden givers.
Ike Silver and Deborah A. Small
March 1, 2023
Profile pictures build trust on peer-to-peer platforms—but they can also breed discrimination. Small changes to profile photos could make a difference.
Susan Athey, Dean Karlan, Emil Palikot and Yuan Yuan
January 2, 2023
College Campuses Are Becoming More Diverse. But How Much Do Students from Different Backgrounds Actually Interact?
Increasing diversity has been a key goal, “but far less attention is paid to what happens after we get people in the door.”
Rebecca M. Carey, Nicole Stephens, Sarah S. M. Townsend and MarYam Hamedani
December 1, 2022
For some, the pandemic laid bare the social factors that can keep people down. But not everyone adopted a new perspective.
Hannah J. Birnbaum, Andrea G. Dittmann, Nicole Stephens, Ellen C. Reinhart, Rebecca M. Carey and Hazel Rose Markus
October 1, 2022
The tactic makes controversial views more palatable to others—and has implications for the rampant spread of fake news.
Leonardo Bursztyn, Georgy Egorov, Ingar K. Haaland, Aakaash Rao and Christopher Roth
October 1, 2022
A tradition of anti-government uprisings can impact communities centuries later.
Meng Miao and Jacopo Ponticelli
August 1, 2022
Organizations would be wise to understand the psychology behind this phenomenon.
Celia Chui, Maryam Kouchaki and Francesca Gino
August 1, 2022
A large study suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy can also improve physical health and economic outcomes.
Nathan Baker, Bryan T. Gharad, Dean Karlan, Angela L. Ofori-Atta and Christopher Udry
July 1, 2022
People of color will disproportionately suffer from climate change, yet there is a striking lack of diversity in mainstream environmental organizations. Broadening what counts as an environmental issue could build a larger, more inclusive coalition.
Neil A. Lewis, Dorainne J. Green, Ajua Duker and Ivuoma Ngozi Onyeador
June 10, 2022
Smart people and good intentions don’t guarantee success. You need a thoughtful plan to measure what you are actually accomplishing.
March 1, 2022
A study of the psychology behind this common rhetorical tactic.
Felix Danbold, Ivuoma Ngozi Onyeador and Miguel M. Unzueta
February 1, 2022
Certain social movement hashtags and labels could turn off the allies you want to recruit.
Cynthia S. Wang, Jennifer A. Whitson, Brayden King and Rachel L. Ramirez
September 7, 2021
Misinformation is thriving in an environment where people feel disconnected. Social media isn’t helping.
Benjamin Dow, Amber Johnson, Cynthia S. Wang, Jennifer A. Whitson and Tanya Menon
July 1, 2021
New research pushes back on the idea that consumers reflexively distrust the performance of these products.
Alexander Chernev and Sean Blair
June 1, 2021
A new study helps explain societies’ deeply polarized views on bias and discrimination.
Hannah Waldfogel, Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington, Oliver Hauser, Arnold K. Ho and Nour Kteily
May 3, 2021
While previous studies suggested a negative impact, new, more precise research shows these students often boost their U.S.-born peers’ test scores
David Figlio, Paola Giuliano, Riccardo Marchingiglio, Umut Ozek and Paola Sapienza
April 28, 2021
As calls for social change grow louder, corporations that stay silent risk alienating both customers and employees.
April 1, 2021
A federal initiative in Mexico had huge spillover effects.
Pierre Bachas, Paul Gertler, Sean Higgins and Enrique Seira
March 1, 2021
Researchers identified a program that helps rural students learn—and improves their incomes later in life.
Nicola Bianchi, Yi Lu and Hong Song
February 17, 2021
It’s no longer a niche investment strategy—and it has the potential to deliver strong returns.
Ravi Jagannathan, David Chen, Brian Bruce and Lloyd Kurtz
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