behaviour change

Professor Val Curtis tells me she has three strings to her bow – engineering, anthropology and epidemiology – and she refers to herself as an evolutionary biologist. ‘But I’ve been called a disgustologist and the “Queen of Hygiene”. My brother introduces me by saying “This is...

I agree with Professor Donyai (‘Keep on taking the medicine?’, The Psychologist, February 2019) that medication non-adherence is a complex issue. However her article did not consider the...

A mountain of research evidence about behaviour change is being produced, but more than humans can synthesise and access – and it is fragmented. The Human Behaviour Change Project (HBCP) aims to transform our capacity to make...

I read Brick and van der Linden’s article (‘Yawning at the apocalypse’, September 2018) on the way back from a degrowth conference held in the European Parliament building in Brussels...

It is the third clinic of the week and in walks 14-year-old ‘Ashleigh’, a young person with type 1 diabetes. The session begins and an all too familiar dialogue ensues. Ashleigh is disengaged with the team and has poor blood glucose control. She presents with low motivation...

In a Washington Post article in 2009, journalist David Fahrenthold wrote: ‘If someone set out to draw a problem that people would not care about, it would look exactly like climate change.’ Naomi Klein and others have argued that it’s not that people don...

July saw Professor Karen Rodham (University of Staffordshire) appear as our nominated speaker at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk. In front of a packed audience in the ‘SpeakEasy’, Rodham took part in a panel discussion on ‘The future...

Thursday afternoon’s symposium posed two questions: What can psychology do in communities? And what are psychologists doing? The answer was ‘a lot’, as shown by the four papers presented. The symposium, jointly held between the Division of Health Psychology and the...

The past week has seen blanket media coverage of the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally breaking his silence yesterday to acknowledge that the policies that...

In the mid-20th century, designers believed that good design could improve our lives. At the Wellcome Collection in London, Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? explores the power of the visual image in...