We often talk about large-scale outcomes, such as sustainable cities, inclusive cultural institutions, accessible media, and more. These outcomes emerge from many repeated interactions among individuals. Such iterated behaviors are often subtle, rarely linear, and never inevitable. At Knology, we study the behaviors, mechanisms, and processes that generate widespread social outcomes.
When we think of Behaviors, we ask:
- Who are the people interacting, including their characteristics as persons, their relationships and obligations to each other, and their histories?
- How do people's choices enable or preclude future choices, shape their values, and reinforce or interrupt behaviors?
- At what point during repeated interactions do individuals recognize themselves as a community, with shared goals and practices, to which they are willing to hold one another accountable?
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Recent Posts about Behaviors
Moral Motives and STEM-Informed Action | Motivos morales y acción basada en STEM
By Uduak Grace Thomas et al. • Mar 17, 2023
How Many is a "Large" Group? Interpreting Ambiguous Quantitative Statements
By Bennett Attaway et al. • Jul 27, 2022
How Interactions in Online Teacher Communities Benefit the Classroom
By Bennett Attaway • Apr 13, 2022
The Quantitative Reasoning Skills Audiences Need to Understand News Reports
By John Voiklis et al. • Jan 31, 2022
Knology Receives NSF Grant to Explore How People Move towards STEM-informed Action
By Uduak Grace Thomas et al. • Oct 7, 2021
Numbers in the News: More About Official Statistics
By Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein et al. • Oct 27, 2020
Education in the Pandemic & the Potential for Computational Thinking
By Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein et al. • Oct 5, 2020
Building A Successful Research-to-Practice Partnership
By Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein et al. • May 13, 2020
Cultivating Computational Thinking in Grade School Learners
By Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein et al. • Feb 13, 2020