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Behavior Change for Nature: A Behavioral Science Toolkit for Practitioners

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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 …

Creating Citizen Choice Architects

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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 …

Behavioural Science around the World: A World Bank Report

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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…

Domestic violence & COVID-19: behaviour-based campaigns may help

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Julie Cook Kitchener August 11, 2020 01:56 AM
COVID-19 has created an upsurge in domestic violence around the world (WHO, 2020). Some of you may be working with vulnerable populations such as abused women and children, or you…

Seeking Covid-19 Protocols During Pilot Phase

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Martha Parker Houston June 05, 2020 04:06 PM
Hi there, At the Houston Zoo, we are in year 3 of an ongoing CBSM project to reduce discarded fishing line along the coast. We are currently piloting our strategy, which involves…

Stand Against Corona Pledge and Study Results on Prosocial Messaging to Motivate Collective Action

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Liz Foote Maui May 28, 2020 01:40 AM
Did anyone see, or participate in, the #StandAgainstCorona online pledge? So far over 2700 people have taken the pledge. It was actually created as an field experiment to test dif…

Social-cognitive factors mediating intervention effects on handwashing: A longitudinal study.

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Contzen, N., & Inauen, J., (2015). Social-cognitive factors mediating intervention effects on handwashing: A longitudinal study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 956-969.
Handwashing with soap effectively prevents diarrhoea, a leading cause of death in infants. Theory-based interventions are expected to promote handwashing more successfully than st…

Using Social Media to Drive Pledges

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Unknown July 04, 2016 10:53 PM
Hi all - has anyone had any experience with or any info on the success of using social media as a platform for pledging? Eg) if we want someone to pledge to keep their cat inside …

Consumers' Green Commitment: Indication of a Postmodern Lifestyle?

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Haanpää, L. (2007). Consumers' green commitment: Indication of a postmodern lifestyle? International Journal of Consumer Studies, 31(5), 478-486.
Green consumer behaviour is one of the key focuses of contemporary research on the sociology of consumption. The constant presence of environmental issues related to consumption a…

When Saying Yes Leads to Saying No: Preference for Consistency and the Reverse Foot-In-The-Door Effect

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Guadagno, R., Asher, T., Demaine, L., & Cialdini, R. (2001). When saying yes leads to saying no: Preference for consistency and the reverse foot-in-the-door effect. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27(7), 859-867.
A requester using the foot-in-the-door (FITD) tactic begins by gaining compliance with a small request and then advances to a related, larger request. Previous work has demonstrat…

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