The Penn Program on Regulation invited Benjamin van Rooij, co-author along with Adam Fine of “The Behavioral Code: The Hidden Ways the Law Makes Us Better … or Worse”, to discuss the root causes and hidden forces that drive human behaviour and our responses to society’s laws.
The Behavioral Code draws on decades of research to uncover the root causes and hidden forces that drive our responses to society’s laws. In doing so, the book offers a different approach to battling crime, malfeasance, and injustice that is based on understanding the science of human misconduct—rather than relying on fear of punishment to regulate behavior.
Cary Coglianese, Director of the Penn Program on Regulation, moderated the discussion.
Below it is possible to watch the recording of the event from the Penn Program on Regulation YouTube channel.