Inspiring workplace safety through intrinsic motivation

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Julie Cook Kitchener May 6, 2024 12:56 pm
Hi all,    Imagine you’re an investor sitting in a fancy hotel ballroom around the corner from Wall Street, waiting to hear a speech from the new CEO of the aluminum company you’v…

Changing social norms around native plants in your area

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 15, 2024 13:11 pm
Hi all,   Those of you who are interested in encouraging native plant gardens in your region might find some inspiration in World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) “In the Zone” program. The …

The "Wear It" campaign: Encouraging boating safety & the use of life jackets

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 8, 2024 13:08 pm
Hi all,   If you’re looking for a compelling behaviour change program related to safety, check out the “Wear it” campaign run by the U.S. coast guard. Though it is American-based,…

Behavior Change for Nature: A Behavioral Science Toolkit for Practitioners

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Julie Cook Kitchener Oct 21, 2020 18:04 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 …

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…

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

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Julie Cook Kitchener Aug 11, 2020 1:56 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…

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…
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