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…

Global COVID-19 Study Provides Insights on Message Framing

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Liz Foote Maui October 09, 2020 10:10 PM
This is a very insightful article about a study on global attitudes surrounding COVID-19 and health messaging. It’s great to see that in most countries, “the vast majority of peop…

“How Much Information Is Too Much?” Webinar with Cass Sunstein

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Liz Foote Maui October 04, 2020 04:48 AM
Cass Sunstein has a new book out (shocker, I know!) called “Too Much Information,” and he discussed its themes in a webinar last month – check it out! He discussed not only inform…

National Identity Predicts Public Health Support During a Global Pandemic

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Liz Foote Maui October 04, 2020 03:48 AM
This is a preprint with a ton of authors (I didn’t even bother trying to count them!) of a collaborative international study with the goal of examining “whether national identific…

COVID Communication Handbook

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Liz Foote Maui October 04, 2020 03:25 AM
The Centre for Social and Behaviour Change has a COVID Communication Handbook that you can download as a PDF here.  According to the publication, “the COVID-19 Communication Hand…

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 …

A Social Marketing Perspective on Vietnam’s Response to COVID-19

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Liz Foote Maui September 02, 2020 02:27 AM
Khai Trieu Tran of the University of Danang contributed this story to the International Social Marketing Association's website that details how Vietnam has responded to the COVID-…

Behavioural Science around the World: A World Bank Report

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Julie Cook Waterloo 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…

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

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Liz Foote Maui July 09, 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…

America’s Response to the Coronavirus through the Lens of Systems Thinking

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Liz Foote Maui July 09, 2020 10:08 AM
This article in The Atlantic by Zeynep Tufekci, “It Wasn’t Just Trump Who Got It Wrong,” is a fascinating exploration of America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic through the…

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