Questions We’re Asking

Can small changes based on the insights of behavioral science improve the effectiveness of social programs?

Why are we asking?
Research has shown that small changes in the environment can facilitate behaviors and decisions that are in people’s best interest. For example, a change in the way choices or requirements are worded may elicit greater self-control or increase the likelihood of making positive choices. However, there has been relatively little exploration of the potential application of this science to complex, large-scale human services programs.

Working Toward a Solution