Behavioural insights

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Conference paper

What drives our project teams?

In collaborative delivery systems, the motivation within a group is sensitive to the project conditions and relationships within the team. However, research on motivation is underrepresented in construction and is mainly based on the simplified classification into intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.
Journal article

Nomophobia: is the fear of being without a smartphone associated with problematic use?

Mobile phones are changing behaviour, relationships, communication and the dynamics of physical environments. This article aims to determine if 'nomophobia' (the fear of being without one’s mobile phone) can increase the likelihood of problematic dependent, prohibited and dangerous mobile phone use.
Report

What are the characteristics of effective youth offender programs?

This review consolidates research on the practical implementation of tertiary youth offender programs to identify the design, delivery and implementation factors associated with positive changes in youth offending behaviours.
Journal article

Developing safety cooperation in construction: between facilitating independence and tightening the grip

Cooperation about safety and joint responsibility between managers and workers is one of the cornerstones of health and safety work. Drawing on an understanding of safety as practice, this study attempts to empirically unpack the difference between cooperation as engaging with local knowledge and the...
Guide

The little book of green nudges

This publication presents a quick guide to reducing university campus' environmental impact through behavioural change. It summarises the evidence around what 'nudges' work best while seeking to encourage more sustainable practices among students and staff across several behavioural categories.
Book

Construction supply chain economics

This publication presents real-world case studies to combine theory and practice to describe the economic structural and behavioural characteristics of sectors integral to the construction industry performance. It details 'everyday' experiences and procurement decisions made by people in firms in the industry related to projects...
Article

COVID-19 and compliance: what makes people stick to the rules?

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has seen the biggest experiment in rapid behaviour change in the 21st century, as governments try to persuade and regulate entire populations to make huge changes to their lives for the common good.
Article

Three steps for regulators to embrace behavioural science

This article outlines three rules to help regulators gain the greatest benefit from new and applied research in behavioural science.
Working paper

The persuasive effect of Fox News: non-compliance with social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has renewed concerns about the dangers of misinformation and its persuasive effects on behaviour. The US response to the pandemic is deeply divided along partisan lines. This study measured the effects of cable news in the US on regional differences in compliance...
Journal article

The impact of road advertising signs on driver behaviour and implications for road safety: a critical systematic review

While roadside advertising is often identified as a potential source of distraction, it has received less attention compared to other types of distractions such as texting or calling while driving. Therefore, this study focused on the impact of roadside advertising signs on driver behaviour and...