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“It’s how you say it: Systematic A/B testing of digital messaging cut hospital no-show rates”

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Liz Foote Maui October 23, 2020 04:01 AM
I’m sharing a recent article published in PLOSOne about a study carried out in Israel that investigated the effect of different messaging strategies on no-shows and appointment ca…

Altruism and Market-Like Behavior: An Analysis of Willingness to Pay for Recycled Paper Products

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Guagnano, G. A. (2001). Altruism and market-like behavior: An analysis of willingness to pay for recycled paper products.. Population & Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 22, 4, 425-438.
Discusses the contrast between self-interested behavior guided by rational choice and altruistic behavior guided by normative considerations. This study suggests that market and m…

Littering as a Function of Prior Litter and the Presence or Absence of Prohibitive Signs

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Reiter, S. M. & Samuel, W. (1980). Littering as a function of prior litter and the presence or absence of prohibitive signs . Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 10, 1, 45-55.
The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect on littering behavior of (1) two ways of antilitter signs and (2) the condition of the environment (littered vs. unlit…

Behavioural Science Toolkit for Physical Distancing and People Movement

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Liz Foote Maui September 02, 2020 02:41 AM
As described in this article, the firm The Behavioural Architects has released a free resource to help with physical distancing and people movement, specifically the behaviors of …

What Can We Learn from Failed Attempts to Change People's Behaviour?

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Julie Cook Waterloo November 04, 2020 10:35 PM
Hi everyone, A new article was published recently in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, which catalogues different types of failures in behaviour change programs as well as backfiring…

Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions of Agricultural Workers toward Disposable Protective Coveralls

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Perkins, H. M., Crown, E. M., Rigakis, K. B. & Eggertson, B. S. (1992). Attitudes and behavioral intentions of agricultural workers toward disposable protective coveralls. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 11, 1, 67-73.
Examined the behavior intentions (BVIs) of 244 grain farmers (aged 22-65 yrs) regarding the use of disposable coveralls using M. Fishbein and I. Ajzen's (1980) theory of reasoned …

The Moderating Effect of Conformism Values on the Relations between other Personal Values, Social Norms, Moral Obligation, and Single Altruistic Behaviours

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Lönnqvist, J., Walkowitz, G., Wichardt, P., Lindeman, M., & Verkasalo, M. (2009). The moderating effect of conformism values on the relations between other personal values, social norms, moral obligation, and single altruistic behaviours. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48(3), 525-546. doi:10.1348/014466608X377396.
Three studies predicted and found that the individual’s conformism values are one determinant of whether behaviour is guided by other personal values or by social norms. In Study …

Enacting Norms: Mushrooming and the Culture of Expectations and Explanations

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Fine, Gary Alan (2001). Enacting norms: Mushrooming and the culture of expectations and explanations.. "Hechter, Michael (Ed); Opp, Karl-Dieter (Ed)", 139, 429, 139-164.

Spillover Processes in the Development of a Sustainable Consumption Pattern

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Thogersen, J. (1999). Spillover processes in the development of a sustainable consumption pattern. Journal of Economic Psychology, 20, 1, 53-81.
Hypotheses about possible mechanisms for spillover processes between pro-environmental behaviors were developed and tested by means of structural equation modelling. Data were col…

Mask Use, Messaging, and Social Norms

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Liz Foote Maui June 03, 2020 01:58 AM
As someone who’s had an N-95 mask in my carry on flight kit for years (alongside my spray bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol…), I have been really interested in following all the messa…

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