Cowritten with Regan Plekenpol, MPH

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I like to think it would be hard to find someone who actively tries to be unsupportive of the environment. Saying “screw Mother Earth” probably carries similar social condemnation to saying “I hate puppies.” Even more importantly, the majority of Americans actually view climate change…

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I dabble in the New York Times. I complete the sudokus, attempt the crosswords and listen to the Daily almost daily. I also read articles when one happens to jump out. And this past Monday, an article did jump out… for the wrong reasons.

The article was released on Monday…


If you look at the formula to problem solve using human-centered design (which you may know as “design thinking” and, although there are differences between the two, let’s call synonymous for now) and behavioral science, they look pretty similar. For some steps, they even use the exact same language.


Allison Wishner

Allison (Alli) Wishner is a Master's candidate at the University of Pennsylvania's Masters in Behavioral and Decision Sciences.

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