behaviour change

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...

The following tips were included in an 8-page, A5 leaflet to be sent out with copies of the May edition of The Psychologist, kindly sponsored by Staffordshire University. You can download it below, or request hard copies if you can get...

The Behavioural Insight’s Team, a social purpose company set up by the UK government to apply behavioural science to policy, has recently released a new hiring tool, Applied. The platform aims to remove the bias inherent to hiring by removing the use of CVs and rather asks...

There it was; I had it. To change behaviour one has to alter a person’s intention. If an individual doesn’t hold an intention to engage in a specific behaviour, then the chances are they will not do it. Furthermore, to change these intentions, we have to ‘motivate’ them,...

A new government child obesity strategy, centred around a levy for high-sugar drinks, has been criticised for not doing enough to tackle the issue. We spoke to three psychologists about what had been missed, what better approaches there could be and what impact the existing...

After entering this huge maze of a conference to confusion and conflict, and then forging on in search of clarity and creativity,...

Clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron, in her TV series 'Lose Weight for Love' about behaviour change in eating and exercise...

Drinks that are high in sugar are to be taxed as part of the government’s strategy to tackle obesity. The tax will come into effect in April 2018; drinks with more than 5g of sugar per 100ml will face a levy, while a higher tax will be placed on those with more than 8g.

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A recent trial involving more than 1500 GP practices found that writing to GPs about their antibiotics prescribing resulted in 73,000 fewer prescriptions over six months. The trial (see tinyurl.com/hwoagnr), a collaboration between...

The Change Exchange is a collaboration between The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), University of Manchester and the Global Health Exchange.

Using theories, interventions and measures of behaviour and behaviour change they aim to assist UK healthcare...