Nudge & Boost for Better Living

In this book the Science of Behavior is joined with Good Sense for the Reader’s benefit.
Engaging stories and everyday examples are offered to teach you how to use powerful strategies called nudging and boosting to motivate yourself or others for a more positive and successful style of living.

Nudges” get us to do things.

Boosts” give nudges their power, bring about learning, and motivate all of us.

Bob Crow
“You can use the tools called Nudge & Boost every day for better living.”

- Robert Crow, author

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Nudge & Boost for Better Living: A Semi-Autobiographical Novel on
Using the ABCs of Human Behavior

Frasier and friends are exploring uses of principles of human behavior to improve people’s lives. Their discussions of successes with teaching and motivating for better living, and tools called nudge and boost, are described in 10 chapters of engaging stories and detailed in a closing chapter. The book concludes with an epilogue introducing behavior-logical solutions to social, educational and political issues. Also indicated are roles computers might play for improving our lives.

What Reviewers are Saying

Book Cover Dr. Crow offers real-life stories and science-based lessons I can relate to and use for better living.

D.M., former airline Exec., father of three, commercial pilot

Book Cover Nudging is an important concept especially in the health care field . . entertaining and understandable . . great read

R.D., Vice President & General Manager, health management company; father of five

Top Four Reasons This Is A Book For Our Time


Offers strategies for understanding and addressing current events.

  • Education
  • Politics
  • Social Issues


Provides effective tools for getting better results from self and others.

  • Self-Development
  • Parenting
  • Teaching
  • Leadership


Uses insights from Behavior Science and lessons from Real Life experiences.

  • Effectively used in homes, schools, work, and communities


Focuses on building more positive and successful style for living.

  • Nudge better and Boost better to Live better

What Readers Are Saying

Dr. Crow's passionate belief in the power of behavior analytic principles to improve humans' lot on this planet comes through on every page of this exciting, original work. He presents complex materials in an accessible manner and is very persuasive . . While Frazier may seem like an ambitious character, just consider how his operating principles are in place today - most strikingly in programs and apps that target health and fitness with computerized nudges and boosts. Very thought provoking book. D. J., Assistant Professor of Allied Health Professions (ret.), mother and grandmother
This is an exceptionally well-written and insightful book. Dr. Crow explains the foundation of learning and development through the lens of the science of human behavior. Through the semi-autobiographical story, Dr. Crow helps all of us understand how we became the individuals we are and how we have the power to change our future. Thank you, Dr. Crow! I'll be using this book in my behavior analysis class! Amazon Customer
Dr. Crow instructs us in scientifically proven methods of effecting positive change in the behavior of others. A worthwhile read! P.M., Author, Writers Alliance member, mother and grandmother
Dr. Crow does a great job of clarifying nudging as well as outlining the crucial role of boosting. ... an excellent job of taking complex behavioral concepts and making them both entertaining and understandable for the layperson . . really a great read. Oh, and Frasier rocks! R.D., Vice President & General Manager of a health management company
All my life I've needed nudges and boosts. We all do. Dr. Crow's book explains how I can use these more wisely and proactively ... and he writes well. D.L Jr., Coral Gables, Florida

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About the Author

Bob Crow, Ph.D.

After earning a Ph.D. in the experimental analysis of behavior, Dr. Crow worked in homes, schools and communities for over 40 years. His focus was on solving problems and increasing quality of living for youth, adults and aging. He has published in topics of basic behavioral principles, education effectiveness, management and leadership, and the design of supportive social and work settings.

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