"Combatting the Psychology of Bias:" OEF's Conor Seyle in SSIR

How can social impact organizations do a better job of creating environments that encourage risk reduction behavior in ways that authentically meet our social needs?

OEF's Conor Seyle explores how our brains undermine long-term thinking, and what social impact organizations can do about it in this new Stanford Social Innovation Review piece.

Social impact organizations, armed with the knowledge of what these biases look like, can work to create the social contexts in which the same underlying biases that cause short-term decisions can instead lead to long-term benefit. In this way, by understanding the basics of decision making and building interventions which align long-term behavior with the needs of people in the moment, social impact organizations can address long-term problems.