Psychology and Campaigns
Obama Turns to Behavioral ScientistsAfter Obama's re-election, Benedict Carey of the NYTimes explores the role a team of Behavioral Scientists played in the election process. By applying well-researched concepts backed by empirical evidence, Michael Morris and the other members of the "Dream Team" proposed a number of small behavioral changes with big results.
Politics and the Science of PersuasionJohn Meroney of Playboy discusses the Consortium of Behavioral Scientists and their role in the 2016 Presidential Election. During the 2012 election season, Michael Morris and a team of fellow academics employed decision science research in consulting with the Obama campaign.