Behavioral insights draw on psychology, cognitive science, social science, and research to understand how people make decisions. In this video, AIR Principal Researcher Samia Amin explains why the use of behavioral insights has become increasingly important in the public sector.
Long Story Short: Complicated Questions, 90-Second Answers
Clear answers to tough, real-world questions—in under two minutes.
12 Sep 2019
Early Colleges are designed to support traditionally underserved students through higher education, allowing students to take college courses during high school at little or no cost and provide support for their transition into college. We compared educational outcomes for Early College students with their peers who were not in the program, up to six years after expected high school graduation. In this video, Kristina Zeiser discusses the significant bolstering effects that Early Colleges produce on student outcomes.
4 Feb 2019
What is design thinking and how is AIR using it to serve vulnerable populations? AIR expert Virginia Hamilton explains how design thinking is used across a variety of sectors and can bring a diverse group of people together to work toward the same goal: supporting others.
9 Nov 2018
In this video, AIR researcher Jameela Conway-Turner discusses how social and emotional learning can improve student outcomes and how districts and schools can use it in their equity initiatives to support all students.
20 Jul 2017
Prescription drug misuse has reached epidemic proportions, with negative consequences for families and communities across the country. Mona Kilany explains how connecting prescribers with the proper tools and knowledge can help them address this significant public health issue in their practices.
21 Jun 2017
Patient-reported outcomes measure patients’ direct experiences of their health condition and health care. San Keller explains the value of such outcomes in promoting public health and improving the quality of health care.
27 Apr 2017
School climate reflects how members of a school community experience their environment. Greta Colombi discusses how to identify and measure the many factors that affect conditions for learning and her work to improve school climate through the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments.
22 Jul 2016
High school graduation has large financial and welfare implications for both individual students and society. In this video interview, Susan Bowles Therriault explains how early warning systems can identify students at risk of dropping out and help get them back on track to earn a high school degree.
2 Jun 2016
Career and technical education provides students with the employability and technical skills they need to enter the workforce. In this video interview, Chaney Mosley talks about what elements such educational programs need to successfully prepare students and who benefits the most.
2 May 2016
Trauma disproportionately affects people involved with social service organizations like homeless shelters and mental health centers. In this video interview, Kathleen Guarino discusses how such organizations can measure their level of trauma-informed care and promote healing among trauma survivors.