2020 In Review: Behavioral Science Edition

Aline Holzwarth
7 min readJan 4, 2021
Before painting over 2020, take a look back at what behavioral science had to say about the year. Getty images.

In hindsight, we should have known 2020 would be a fiasco — really, what else could it have been? We’ve almost reached the end, with 2021 just weeks away. But before we shut the door to 2020, let’s review how behavioral science played into this year’s marathon of cataclysmic events.

From the behavioral changes required to slow the coronavirus pandemic to the battles with misinformation on…

Aline Holzwarth

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