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Changing health behaviours: The role of implementation intentions.

Orbell, S., & Sheeran, P. (2002). Changing health behaviours: The role of implementation intentions. Changing health behaviour: Intervention and research with social cognition models. (pp. 123-137) Open University Press, Maidenhead, BRK.
Addresses the role of implementation intentions (P. M. Gollwitzer, 1993) in promoting health-related behavioral change. Three behaviors are considered: breast self-examination, vi…

Behavioural Science around the World: A World Bank Report

Julie Cook Kitchener August 18, 2020 03:45 PM
Hi everyone, Last year, the World Bank published a report entitled "Behavioral science around the world: Profiles of 10 countries". They provide details on what these 10 countrie…

Creating Citizen Choice Architects

Julie Cook Kitchener September 30, 2020 08:44 PM
Hi everyone, Perhaps many of you are familiar with 'nudges', those positive, gentle actions that persuade people to engage in particular behaviours (e.g. setting healthy food at …

Behavior Change for Nature: A Behavioral Science Toolkit for Practitioners

Julie Cook Kitchener October 21, 2020 06:04 PM
Hi all, I just lectured about biodiversity loss at the University of Waterloo, and have recently come across a fabulous behaviour change toolkit for practitioners working in the …
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ClimateSmart Home Service, Queensland, Australia

In 2009, the ClimateSmart Home Service program was launched by Local Government Infrastructure Services (LGIS) in Queensland, Australia. This program aimed to reduce the electrici…
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Become an Antibiotic Guardian

To increase public and healthcare professionals’ engagement in behaviors aimed at reducing the threat of antimicrobial resistance, the United Kingdom launched the Antibiotic Guard…
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Automated Hygiene System – Gulfside Healthcare Services

Gulfside Healthcare Services’ healthcare workers care for the majority of their patients at home. Because workers are not always in the same setting (or in a controlled environmen…
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Emotional demonstrations (emo-demos) of handwashing with soap at vaccination centres

In 2014, the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) program was introduced in Tanzania to raise mothers’ and caregivers’ awareness of the importance of washing hands w…
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Peru: A Handwashing Behavior Change Journey

The Handwashing Initiative (HWI) was created in an effort to increase handwashing with soap among mothers and children in Peru. A formative research study was used to confirm the …
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How a call for behavior change led to innovative solutions to better hand hygiene in a hospital in Denmark

After observations revealed that hand hygiene compliance during critical moments of care was lacking in Aarhus University Hospital’s oncology department, a team made up of behavio…

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