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Behavioral Policy Speaker Series: Anuj Shah *10, "Varieties of Applied Psychology"

Open to the Public
Anuj Shah *10, Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy

Applying psychology to confront social issues raises several challenges: theory often comes up short in suggesting solutions, while intuitively appealing solutions seem atheoretical. In this talk, Shah discusses these challenges in the context of psychological research on poverty, violence, and policing. He considers how psychology takes on a different shape when it is developed in the service of understanding social issues rather than describing the mind more generally.