New Sugarman Fellow David Derryck focuses on consumer behavior
Sept. 15, 2023

David Derryck has joined the Sugarman Practitioner in Residence program to collaborate with our scholars on consumer decision-making in changing markets as he attempts to build out his BuyBlack project, a comprehensive platform for black-owned business commerce.

Sugarman Fellow Chukwuemeka featured at Celebrate Princeton Innovation event
Sept. 7, 2023

Celebrate Princeton Innovation honors faculty researchers, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduates who are making a difference through their discoveries and entrepreneurial spirit. This annual event features faculty innovators and discoveries that have the potential to become everyday innovations that improve life,…

Morfit and Biglari Fellowships for Behavioral Science Named for 2023-24 Year
Aug. 25, 2023

The Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy and Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs are pleased to announce the recipients of two fellowships for graduate work in applied behavioral science.  The 2023-24 recipient of the Hamid Biglari *87 Behavioral Science Fellowship is…

Beyond the Blueprint: Skillsignal advances the Construction Wellbeing Initiative
July 17, 2023

Outgoing Sugarman Associate Practitioners Sebastien de Ghellinck and Vivian Burgnon, cofounders of the industry-leading construction safety and compliance platform SkillSignal, successfully brought together construction leaders and professionals in the "Beyond the…

Weber receives Patrick Suppes Prize in Psychology
May 10, 2023

Center Affiliated Faculty member Elke Weber, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and professor of psychology and public affairs, recently received the Patrick Suppes Prize in Psychology from the American Philosophical Society for her work to understand how people make decisions in real-world, uncertain environments.

Desmond suggests prescription for America's "addiction to poverty" in new book
March 17, 2023

Matthew Desmond, Professor of Sociology and director of Princeton’s Eviction Lab, asks why the United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. In his new book Poverty, by America, he illuminates the ways this country’s policies and practices perpetuate inequity and what he sees as an “addiction to poverty” among those with the power to do something about it. He asks his readers to become “poverty abolitionists.”

Human-centered design innovator Rachel Lehrer to visit center
March 17, 2023

Human-centered design leader Rachel Lehrer, who built and led the design and innovation team at the International Rescue Committee, will be visiting the Center Thursday, March 30.

Kahneman resolves conflict on income-wellbeing study, finds point at which unhappiness stops decreasing for unhappy people
March 8, 2023

Through a new adversarial collaboration with his critic Matthew Killingsworth, Daniel Kahneman revisits his landmark finding on an observed income ceiling for increased well-being and Killingsworth's follow up study that challenged the original work. The unlikely pair, with colleague Barbara Mellers, uncover new insights from the original data of each and suggest that questioning conventional practices in the social sciences might eliminate these errors in future studies.

Review of prejudice reduction training gets highlighted in popular press
Dec. 18, 2022

Explaining her recent work with colleagues to review efficacy of prejudice reduction trainings, Betsy Levy Paluck, wrote an op-ed appearing in The Washington Post under the headline "Does diversity training work? We don’t know — and here is why." 

Gauri discusses behavioral strategies for building public trust in issues of global health
Oct. 27, 2022

Behavioral economist and center-affiliated lecturer Varun Gauri, who taught a course in the policy school last year on mitigating the effects of vaccine hesitancy, discusses behavioral strategies for increasing positive communication and engendering trust around issues of public health in recent Nature article.