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nudge

A term of art referring to a health-promoting philosophy in the UK in which people are incentivised into leading healthier lives by gently pushing them in the right direction with vouchers for healthy living, foods, walking and so on. Some view “nudging” as more effective than “nannying”, in which government attempts to reinforce healthy habits in citizens with regulations and sanctions forunhealthy behaviour or actions.
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When the nudgee sticks with the nudged choice (as many nudgers hope will happen given their views on what would be best for the nudgees), the availability of an opt-out provision does not alter the paternalistic nature of the nudger-nudgee interaction.
Nudged Toward x / Fraction Choosing y if Nudged Toward y - Fraction
They were then subjected to a memory test where the more they nudged the correct square, the better they scored.
2 : to attract the attention of by touching or pushing gently (as with the elbow) <He nudged me and pointed to the huge cake on the table.
He knows he shouldn't have lashed out in the way he did but he was nudged and called a 'p k'," he said.
At the Four Points intersection, a CHP car nudged the truck as it made a left turn onto Fort Tejon Road.
Isaiah describes the heart of God, the mountains and valleys nudged into an embrace that heals the breach between God's hopes and desires and the world.
But yesterday it was Scotland's turn as temperatures nudged 80F in places, while most of the country hit the 70s.
It has nudged countries such as China and Russia toward democratic reforms in order to enjoy the benefits of membership.
But up to the age of 35, nearly twice as many left-handers as right-handers admitted to having nudged another car while parking.
A combination of the changing economic climate, new leadership, and innovative social movements outside of labor has nudged, and at times, pushed labor into a global justice agenda.
Timmy Murphy nudged his mount a few times before the second-last and changed his hands after it.