January 30, 2024
A new study investigates the reputational rewards of publicly condemning others before getting the whole story.
Jillian J. Jordan and Nour Kteily
January 17, 2024
We need to be proactive to ensure AI supports—rather than supplants—human priorities.
January 2, 2024
“The basic amenities people want are pretty universal, but every community has its own priorities and ideals.”
November 22, 2023
What makes us give? Research reveals the surprising factors that shape our generosity.
Ike Silver, Maryam Kouchaki, Rima Touré-Tillery and and coauthors
November 1, 2023
Tools like ChatGPT can improve efficiency at the individual level—but could lead to large societal problems.
Francisco Castro, Jian Gao and Sébastien Martin
October 27, 2023
The words people associate with different social groups have shifted, but the underlying beliefs may be more stubborn.
Tessa Charlesworth, Nishanth Sanjeev, Mark L. Hatzenbuehler and Mahzarin R. Banaji
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