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Bob Frank’s Legacy as a Teacher, Behavioral Economist, Economic Naturalist, and Author

“Speaking selfishly as a social psychologist, I will say that Bob Frank is a social psychologist masquerading as an economist,” says Thomas Gilovich, Frank’s friend and research collaborator. In 1966, when Robert H. Frank arrived…

It’s time for policy makers to enter the 21st century

Can you imagine a world where marketers promoted products without knowledge of psychology and persuasion? Well, the equivalent is happening in policy making and international development- in fact it is the standard. Programs are created with…

How do people change their minds about issues?

How do people change their minds about issues? A respected colleague asked over lunch and it prompted me to write some thoughts down.  Belief change and behavior change (page on that coming soon) can both be instrumental in ethical systems…

The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See

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The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See   By Max H. Bazerman Simon and Schuster (2014) Summarized by Bryan Turner   What if you had the ability to make better decisions and all you had to do was to make slight adjustments…

Featured Expert of the Month: Max Bazerman

Interview with Professor and Author Max Bazerman  What is the main research themes for which you are known? I believe that I am best known to different groups of scholars for different chunks of work.  Perhaps the research…