Mask Use, Messaging, and Social Norms

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Liz Foote Maui June 03, 2020 01:58 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 June 05, 2020 12:59 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…

Will COVID19 Finally Push us to Prioritize Outreach and Communications?

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Liz Foote Maui June 17, 2020 12:22 AM
I recently came across this article, “‘By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail’: Lessons from the 2009 H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic.” when one of the co-authors (Jeff French)…

"How to Nudge a Coronavirus Nonbeliever"

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Liz Foote Maui July 09, 2020 09:24 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 July 09, 2020 09:35 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…

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…

“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…

City of Calgary Wins Award for “Biodiverse Communities Initiative,’ a CBSM Project

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Liz Foote Maui August 04, 2020 02:07 AM
This article describes a habitat restoration planning project that just won a 2020 award for Planning Excellence, given out by the Canadian Institute of Planners. The article spec…

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…

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…

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