behaviour change

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...

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...

The first of January is a fresh start for many in the Western world. Like the two headed Roman god Janus, from which January gets its name, we use New Year to look back into the past year and forward into the next. Many use the introspection, self-examination and orientation...

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 British Psychological Society and its Behaviour Change Advisory Group has added to its behaviour change briefings on important areas including alcohol consumption and persistent absence from school.

Professor Chris Armitage’s (University of Manchester) briefing on...

Suggested by Marco Meissner, a psychologist running a coaching and training business. 

‘I’m fascinated by how much influence habits have on what we do and, thus, who we are. Much of our day we’re all running in...