Enlightment in Darkness: United Nations and Behavioral Sciences Global Contribution

Jose R. Rodrigues-Gomez*

Enlightment in Darkness: United Nations and Behavioral Sciences Global Contribution.

A commendable aspect of the volume is its accessibility in terms of major topics discussed and a critical comprehensive approach. This results in a product that is well-suited for both students and professionals, though the latter of which may prefer to use it as a source of references. Additionally, the fact that the editing was realized by UN representatives being a dean, a professor and a student
from Fordham University serve to anchor the material in an academically minded fashion,  furthering its accessibility.

The fact that this publication is the first to focus on behavioral science within the United Nations grants it authority, making it a most deserving material to enrich the realm of applied
behavioral science in both, to the academic and diplomatic communities alike. “Behavioral science in the global arena” manages to tackle a broad aspect of applied behavioral science in diplomatic
affairs and successfully presents it in a manner well-suited for the academic and diplomatic spheres.

As far as its validity is concerned, 13 out of 16 chapters are co-authored with leading experts in the particular field the chapters entail, teamed with a student intern working with the UN. Every chapter also is formatted to include a glossary of key. The knowledge this book contains is truly on the cutting edge of applied behavioral science, extending beyond academics, into professional
diplomatic consultation, the promotion of human rights and sustainable development as inextricable focuses.

Soc Behav Res Pract Open J. 2020; 5(2): 23. doi: 10.17140/SBRPOJ-5-124