Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency

$21.00 | CEU Hours:7.00 | Intermediate

CEU Course Description

This course illustrates how the the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project is the first major opportunity to use a behavioral economics lens to look at programs that serve poor and vulnerable people in the United States. Behavioral economics combines insights from psychology and economics. The BIAS project aims to use tools from behavioral economics to improve the well-being of individuals and families served by programs that the ACF (Administration for Children and Families) supports.  This course describes the application of behavioral economics in the early stages of the BIAS project, and provides an overview of the field, presents an approach to applying behavioral economics to human services programs, and shares insights from three case studies in the BIAS project.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss how perception is shaped by subtle aspects of the way information is presented and can have an outsized influence on behavior.

2.  Enumerate the behavioral economics principles associated with the psychology of scarcity.

3.  Explain how program staff can encourage desired behavioral outcomes by emphasizing an individual’s strengths or successes.

4.  Investigate the important strategies for overcoming a person’s limited cognition.

5.  Define fundamental attribution error and describe how awareness of this is useful for practitioners.

6.  Identify the constraints on people’s ability to process, understand, and recall information.

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