Cooking during COVID

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Julie Cook Waterloo November 26, 2020 08:23 PM

Hi everyone,

For any of you that are working on food-related issues, you may already know that cooking from home has increased significantly since COVID (Statista, 2020; Acosta,…

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…

“It’s how you say it: Systematic A/B testing of digital messaging cut hospital no-show rates”

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Liz Foote Maui October 23, 2020 04:01 AM

I’m sharing a recent article published in PLOSOne about a study carried out in Israel that investigated the effect of different messaging strategies on no-shows and…

Behavior Change for Nature: A Behavioral Science Toolkit for Practitioners

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Julie Cook Waterloo 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…

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…

Amsterdam installs sustainable urinals to combat "wild peeing"

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Liz Foote Maui October 04, 2020 05:40 AM

Well this is …different! Apparently public urination has been a big problem in Amsterdam, and it has now been addressed by an environmental psychologist, Richard De Vries,…

“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…

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…

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…

Creating Citizen Choice Architects

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Julie Cook Waterloo 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…

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