betsy levy paluck
intro’d to Betsy here:
MacArthur Foundation (@macfound) tweeted at 7:08 AM – 26 May 2018 :
Sexual assault, #MeToo, new conversations on patriarchy. #MacFellow @betsylevyp recently talked to us about her research at @Princeton, which aims to identify interventions that can change destructive behavior.
More info: https://t.co/tWwAcNcvTShttps://t.co/kbrHNXuiTD (http://twitter.com/macfound/status/1000362919538974720?s=17)
from 3 min video:
what forces in nature can normalize for positive behaviors
we’ve been interested in trying to figure out how we get this idea of what types of behavior are normal/typical/desirable
most of my work happens in field settings.. i really believe that you need to go out into the world and observe/test that behavior in its *natural environment with the social forces that are acting upon us
begs we create *natural environ aka: undisturbed ecosystem.. otherwise.. whales in seaworld
ie: rwanda.. how mass media changes our ideas of what’s normal
in us public schools.. which students were paying attention to other students
studying whales in sea world..
one of my projects is training this next generation of psychologists to do field experiments to work on questions about behavior change.. it’s the ultimate green light for your big idea
Betsy Levy Paluck is unraveling how social networks and norms influence our interactions with one another and identifying interventions that can change destructive behavior. The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more
prof of psychology and public policy at princeton