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

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Liz Foote Maui May 28, 2020 1:40 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…

Mask Use, Messaging, and Social Norms

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Liz Foote Maui Jun 3, 2020 1:58 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…

Emerging from COVID-19 lockdown

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Julie Cook Kitchener Jun 5, 2020 0:59 am
So many of us are thinking right now about how the world will transition out of COVID-19 lockdown. This blog post from Griffith University features Professor Jeff French, who is t…

"How to Nudge a Coronavirus Nonbeliever"

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Liz Foote Maui Jul 9, 2020 9:24 am
I came across this article by Cass Sunstein (“Nudge”) about the role of personal identity surrounding the issue of mask-wearing (or lack thereof…). It references the iconic “Don’t…

Montana Mask-Wearing PSAs with Normative Messaging

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Liz Foote Maui Jul 9, 2020 9:35 am
I saw these graphics posted on Twitter, presented as a great example of social proof. I think they also use humor pretty well. I'm not sure where they came from; for starters I di…

“Accurate, Honest and Transparent: How Leaders Should Communicate about Coronavirus”

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Liz Foote Maui Jul 9, 2020 11:27 am
As someone who watched NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefings pretty religiously, I enjoyed reading this opinion piece from Australia about how leaders should comm…

Behavioural Science around the World: A World Bank Report

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Julie Cook Kitchener Aug 18, 2020 15:45 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…

Positive Communication Toolkit Available on Conservation Optimism's Website

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Liz Foote Maui Aug 24, 2020 10:23 am
Just came across a great resource on the Conservation Optimism website, the Positive Communication Toolkit, which is all about message framing, check it out!

COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake Strategies

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Julie Cook Kitchener Aug 26, 2020 16:23 pm
Hi all, The European Social Marketing Association recently shared an academic paper that was published in July 2020, entitled "Key Guidelines in Developing a Pre-emptive COVID-19…

Behavioural Science Toolkit for Physical Distancing and People Movement

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Liz Foote Maui Sep 2, 2020 2:41 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 …
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