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By Fran Bambust | Social Marketing, gedragsinzichten, Nudge en &E

How and Why Positive Activities Can Make You Happier

Most people want to be happy. It is a desire that transcends age, culture, geographical location, political belief, religion, and life experience. …

Happiness

Teaching and Learning Toolkit

Sign up to receive all the latest EEF news updates & resources Register for updates<p>Filter Toolkit<p>Arts participationLow impact for low cost, based on …

With Your Smartphone, Fear is Never Far Away

Ancient Man might have liked a smartphone. Before homo became sapien, our cave-dwelling ancestor would have wanted to know whether a storm was coming …

Profit

The science of keeping your New Year’s resolution

Old habits die hard, and that’s particularly true of bad habits.<p>New Year’s resolutions, derided though they often are, present a big opportunity for self-improvement, according to research on human behavior. On New Year’s, we look back on past failures to change and feel an uncommon surge of …

Game of Thrones

‘Anyone can change any habit’: the science of keeping your 2018 resolutions

Living a healthier lifestyle isn’t always down to sheer willpower – it can be<br>as simple as forming new habits. But how do we do that?<p>Last year, my New Year resolution was to go for a run first thing every morning. It started well: 1 January was a great success. On 2 January, though, I hit snooze and …

Athletic Apparel

Our 5 Favorite Behavioral Insights of 2017

We’ve learned a lot this year. Thankfully, we haven’t uncovered all the strange little quirks in human decision making, so with every passing year, a …

A Systematic Scoping Review of the Choice Architecture Movement: Toward Understanding When and Why Nudges Work - Szaszi - - Journal of Behavioral Decision Making

Abstract<p>In this paper, we provide a domain‐general scoping review of the nudge movement by reviewing 422 choice architecture interventions in 156 …

Promptable

Promptable improves student motivation, attendance and attainment using personalised text messaging that encourages peer and social support.

A nudge for equality: the platform fighting bias with behavioural science

The Story<p>A new platform is using insights from behavioural science and artificial intelligence to remove unconscious bias from job recruitment.<p>While …

The Behavioral Scientist’s Ethics Checklist - Behavioral Scientist

A recent meeting left us feeling queasy. One of us (Jon) was preparing to partner with a large multinational company on a research study involving …

Clinical Trials

Challenging the Broken-Window theory

How can we prevent individuals from urinating in open areas?<p>In the Nudge TV show “The Power of Habit”, Sille Krukow, a behavioural expert based in …

Gedragsverandering voor beginners: hoe motiveer je een ander?

Gedragsverandering is hot. We hebben het steeds vaker over nudging, onbewuste beïnvloeding en gedragsinterventies. De kennis van de sociale …

5 Mindsets to Bring Positive Change Across Society

To contribute to human progress, it is not enough to be intelligent, resourceful, or well-connected. Those are all factors that play a significant …

“Blow the Whistle” or “Stop the Leaks”?

Government employees have been releasing information about the inner workings of President Trump’s administration at a furious pace. If you support …

Donald Trump and the Psychology of Doom and Gloom

In the 2016 season finale of the late-night show “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver called last year “the worst.” The Oxford dictionaries declared …

Psychology

Rethinking public health using behavioural science

World View | Published: 21 August 2017<p>Michael Hallsworth<p><i>Nature Human Behaviour</i><b>volume 1</b>, page612 (2017) | Download Citation<p>Subjects<p>Health policy<br>• Human …

Public Health

An Exploration of Potential Behavioural Biases in Project Delivery in the Department for Transport

• review the current evidence of behavioural biases and heuristics in judgment and decision-making in project delivery;<br>• understand current departmental …

A Conversation with Bill Congdon, Former Member of the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team

Bill Congdon has spent the last several years in the center of behavioral science and policy in the United States. In 2014, Bill went on loan from …

Better and More Profitable Services through Applied Behavioral Science

Behavioral design means influencing what people do (behavior) by modifying (designing) the environment in which the behavior takes place.<p>The changes …

No, You Can’t Feel Sorry for Everyone - Issue 51: Limits

The world seems to be getting more empathetic. Americans donate to charity at record rates. People feel the pain of suffering in geographically …

What happened to your goals?

Remember your New Year’s resolutions? Every January, many of us resolve to diet, exercise, turn off the television, and live life to its fullest. …

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How Government Data Can Supercharge the Nudge

Big data and the Internet of Things offer broad opportunities for improving government. Using sensor technology to gather data from utility meters, …

How to profit from magical thinking

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, where the space agency manages many of its mission launches, the control room features …

Psychology

Why can’t we see that we’re living in a golden age?

If you look at all the data, it’s clear there’s never been a better time to be alive<p>‘We have fallen upon evil times, politics is corrupt and the social fabric is fraying.’ Who said that? Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders? Nigel Farage or Marine Le Pen? It’s difficult to keep track. They sound so …

Bernie Sanders

The Power and Peril of “Climate Disaster Porn”

<i>New York</i> magazine’s latest opus on climate change, “The Uninhabitable Earth,” is a horror story. Over 7,000 words, reporter David Wallace-Wells lays …

Climate Change

Did that New York magazine climate story freak you out? Good.

It’s okay to talk about how scary climate change is. Really.<p>David Wallace-Wells has a cover story on climate change in New York magazine that has kicked up quite a discussion.<p>It’s about worst-case scenarios, i.e., what is likely to happen if we do nothing to change our current greenhouse-gas …

On the misplaced politics of behavioural policy interventions | Nature Human Behaviour

Three Ways Behavioral Science Can Help End Poverty

Can behavioral science help end poverty? We think so, and we have a few ideas.<p>First, we need to recognize why many of our best-intentioned efforts …

Income Inequality