This week’s must-reads: Restoring Equal Rule of Law is a Good Place to Start in Police Reform

In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology and business. I hope you enjoy them!

If You’re Feeling Impulsive Right Now, You’re Not Alone (Vice) People have been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic by acting more recklessly.

Police Union Privileges Revisited (Marginal Revolution) Getting rid of qualified immunity and restoring the equal rule of law are good places to start with reform.

For those who are interested in research-based solutions to stop police violence, here’s what you need to know (Thread Reader) The most discussed “solutions” to police violence have no evidence of effectiveness.

Can police data predict how ‘bad apple’ officers influence their fellow cops? New study says yes. (Chicago Tribune) A new study takes a look at if officers with complaints of using excessive force can influence a colleague’s chances of being accused of similar conduct.

Why Marketing Flywheels Work (SparkToro) It’s a highly-rewarding system, but it usually takes a long time and a lot of effort to get going.

Social Distancing Is Not Enough (The Atlantic) We will need a comprehensive strategy to reduce the sort of interactions that can lead to more infections.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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