The BIPS association arose from the need to share knowledge and experience in the field of behavioral insights with others. In this way, solutions to social and political challenges are to be promoted. BIPS was founded in late summer 2020 by four colleagues with an economic, psychological and scientific background. The bodies work on a voluntary basis and do not pursue any commercial purposes. If you are interested in working with us, we look forward to hearing from you.
WHAT ARE BEHAVIORAL INSIGHTS?
"Behavioral Insights" describe behavioral knowledge about human behavior. The research results from behavioral economics, psychology and social sciences can be used in practice to steer behavior and decisions in a desired direction. In this context, the term "nudging" has gained in importance in recent years. Nudging is based on the premise "Nudge for Good", which requires an exclusive application "for the good".
WHY BEHAVIORAL INSIGHTS?
Strategies that are based on the principles of behavioral insights are by definition free of coercion and financial incentives. This means that the target persons remain free in their choice or behavior, which differs from traditional approaches that are based on rules or monetary remuneration. Behavioral insights are interdisciplinary, cause low costs and at the same time have a great effect and are based on evidence.
When choosing our topics, we are inspired by the 17 goals for sustainable development of the United Nations ("Sustainable Development Goals"). This means that we take sustainability into account in all its forms and facets. This includes the topics
Health, poverty, nutrition, education, equality, environmental protection and peace.