In this episode, Sarah Bowen and Merle Van Den Akker discuss the many challenges of public policy and behavioural insights with Prof Nick Chater. We talk COVID-19 UK response, an open letter penned to the UK government by hundreds of behavioural scientists, and climate change.
Nick Chater is a professor at the Warwick Business School since 2010. He has over 200 publications, has won four national awards for psychological research, and has served as Associate Editor for the journals Cognitive Science, Psychological Review, and Psychological Science. Nick is co-founder of the research consultancy Decision Technology and is the author of the book “The Mind is Flat”.
Finding Nick Chater:
Nick’s Book “The Mind is Flat”: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0241208440/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_ydW9EbC92ADBY
Decision Technology: https://www.linkedin.com/company/decision-technology/
An open letter signed by behavioural scientists: https://sites.google.com/view/covidopenletter/home
Philip Johnson-Laird’s work on mental models: https://www.pnas.org/content/107/43/18243
In the endnotes, we mention two forthcoming episodes with Behavioural Grooves podcasters Tim and Kurt, and Professor Paul Dolan! Stick around for the launch of these episodes.
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