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Nudgespotting: An Investigation of Traffic Nudges

Mar 1, 2016 by DJ Neri for Misbehaving

This post originally appeared on the Misbehaving Blog, powered by ideas42 and the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago. Welcome back to Nudgespotting! Today we’ll take a look at several attempts to make you a better driver and discover how creating a “simple” nudge can be a not-so-simple task.  Recently, on a … Read more.

Nudgespotting: Environmentalism in New Zealand

Feb 10, 2016 by Jamie Kimmel for Misbehaving

This post originally appeared on the Misbehaving Blog, powered by ideas42 and the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago. Welcome to another special edition of Nudgespotting! My last internationally-focused post examined how Thailand nudges foreign visitors to follow local norms. Heading further East, today’s post explores the ways that New Zealanders nudge … Read more.

South Africa Healthy Lifestyles Pilot: Reframing HIV Risks

Sep 2, 2014

Over 5 million people in South Africa are infected with HIV. Worryingly, teenage schoolgirls are three times more likely to be HIV positive than boys their age. One of the reasons behind this alarming phenomenon is thought to be the widespread tendency for young girls to have relationships with older men, who are more likely … Read more.

Solving the “Sugar Daddy” Problem in South Africa

Jul 3, 2013

According to a recent study, school-age girls in South Africa are 3 times as likely to be HIV positive as boys the same age. What is the cause of this disparity? From anecdotal accounts, interviews and our study of the context, we learned about three societal constructs that may offer clues to the answer: These … Read more.