behaviour change

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...

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,...