I haven’t been able to find any sort of centralized collection of jobs in applied behavioral science. So I’ve put together a collection of the fragmented resources out there. (It’s just a start. Let me know if you have anything to add!)

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Aline Holzwarth and Dan Ariely, applied behavioral scientists working at the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University

If you’re a behavioral scientist looking for a job in industry, here are some paths* you can try.

  1. behavioraleconomics.com
  2. PeopleScience (+ Action Design Network)
  3. Behavioral Science & Policy Association
  4. Behavioral Insights Global
  5. Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
  6. Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SOIP)
  7. American Psychological Association (APA)
  8. Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  9. Behavioral Insights Student Group at Harvard (BIG/BISG)
  10. Search LinkedIN (keyword: “behavioral science”- try other iterations like “behavior design” - **most jobs are…

I’m an applied behavioral scientist, specializing in digital health research and scientifically informed product design. My training in psychology and business — and my experience working in research and healthcare — have given me the interdisciplinary lens necessary to appreciate the complexity of decision-making in the real world. I’m passionate about applying the methods and findings of behavioral science, and sharing my insights from the field with anyone who will listen. Here is a compilation of (some of) those insights.

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Aline smiling as usual

Here are some of my publications

I recommended lunch yoga as a “little challenge” that everyone should try in a podcast interview with Katie Elliot recently, and I’ve been mulling over this suggestion ever since, trying to figure out why the idea of lunch yoga feels so radical. And I think I’ve figured out what’s so hard about lunch yoga.

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But first, let’s get our terms straight. Lunch yoga is simply doing yoga at lunchtime. You don’t have to balance your salad bowl on your thighs in chair position in order to do lunch yoga.

In January, I decided to squeeze a regular yoga class into my lunch break. I wanted to break up the day and figure out how to fit more activity into a work schedule that involves a lot of sitting. (Because I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions, let’s just call this a “fresh start effect inspired” plan.) …


Aline Holzwarth

Aline Holzwarth is an applied behavioral scientist, primarily focusing on digital health research and scientifically informed product design. alineholzwarth.com

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