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The Resource The behavioral foundations of public policy, edited by Eldar Shafir

The behavioral foundations of public policy, edited by Eldar Shafir

Label
The behavioral foundations of public policy
Title
The behavioral foundations of public policy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Eldar Shafir
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, remarkable progress has been made in behavioral research on a wide variety of topics, from behavioral finance, labor contracts, philanthropy, and the analysis of savings and poverty, to eyewitness identification and sentencing decisions, racism, sexism, health behaviors, and voting. Research findings have often been strikingly counterintuitive, with serious implications for public policymaking. In this book, leading experts in psychology, decision research, policy analysis, economics, political science, law, medicine, and philosophy explore major trends, principles, and general insights about human behavior in policy-relevant settings. Their work provides a deeper understanding of the many drivers--cognitive, social, perceptual, motivational, and emotional--that guide behaviors in everyday settings. They give depth and insight into the methods of behavioral research, and highlight how this knowledge might influence the implementation of public policy for the improvement of society. This collection examines the policy relevance of behavioral science to our social and political lives, to issues ranging from health, environment, and nutrition, to dispute resolution, implicit racism, and false convictions. The book illuminates the relationship between behavioral findings and economic analyses, and calls attention to what policymakers might learn from this vast body of groundbreaking work. Wide-ranging investigation into people's motivations, abilities, attitudes, and perceptions finds that they differ in profound ways from what is typically assumed. The result is that public policy acquires even greater significance, since rather than merely facilitating the conduct of human affairs, policy actually shapes their trajectory. The first interdisciplinary look at behaviorally informed policymaking. Leading behavioral experts across the social sciences consider important policy problems. A compendium of behavioral findings and their application to relevant policy domains
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN28
LC item number
.B44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Shafir, Eldar
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  • Social planning
  • Political planning
  • Policy science
  • Policy sciences
  • Sciences du comportement
  • Aspects sociaux
  • Aspects psychologiques
  • Politiques publiques
  • Elaboration d'une politique
Label
The behavioral foundations of public policy, edited by Eldar Shafir
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
792880995
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 4 unnumbered pages, 511 pages
Isbn
9780691137568
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012032553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021710549
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)792880995
Label
The behavioral foundations of public policy, edited by Eldar Shafir
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
792880995
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 4 unnumbered pages, 511 pages
Isbn
9780691137568
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012032553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021710549
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)792880995

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