Tag : nudges

RESOURCE: How ‘nudge theory’ can help shops avoid a backlash over plastic bag bans

On your way home tonight, you might stop at the supermarket to grab some ingredients for the evening meal. If you're like many shoppers, you'll pass through the self-service checkout, scan your items, and hurriedly place them in the conveniently waiting thin, grey plastic bag before finalising the purchase.At home,

MANUSCRIPT: Beyond good intentions: Prompting people to make plans improves follow-through on important tasks

People fail to follow through on all types of important intentions, including staying fit, studying sufficiently, and voting. These failures cost individuals and society by escalating medical costs, shrinking lifetime earnings, and reducing citizen involvement in government. Evidence is mounting, however, that prompting people to make concrete and specific plans

RESOURCE: MIT Researchers: Crowdsourced Outlines Improve Learning from Videos

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are using crowd-sourced conceptual outlines to help learners get more out of educational videos. The outlines can work as navigation tools, so that "viewers already familiar with some of a video's content can skip ahead, while others can backtrack