The National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) YouTube channel features videos highlighting outstanding behavioral and social science research on mindless eating, risk-taking, diabetes management, and the evolution of skin pigmentation.
These four videos are less than seven minutes, evidence based, and feature prominent researchers describing their work and its implications on individual and societal health. In any setting (workplace, meeting, home, or classroom) these can provide a starting point for discussion about making better health behavior decisions.
Evolution of Skin Pigmentation
by Dr. Nina Jablonski (Penn State University)
Understanding our personal ancestry and the general evolution of pigmentation are essential to our own health and society's well-being.
Risk-Taking Behavior and Substance Use
by Dr. Carl Lejuez (University of Maryland)
A person's willingness to take risks and his or her ability to tolerate psychological stress are key to substance use and successful treatment.
Using mHealth to Manage Diabetes
by Dr. Charlene Quinn (University of Maryland)
Mobile health technologies hold promise in encouraging people to change their behavior and improve their health.