Behavioural insights

NARROWER TERMS:
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...
Report

“Growing to be a better person”: exploring the client–worker relationship in men’s behaviour change group work programs

This research project explores the perceptions of multiple stakeholders about how the client-worker relationship influences each man’s change in attitude and behaviour, as well as his engagement in men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs).
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...
Journal article

Insights into architects’ future roles in off-site construction

Off-Site Manufacture and Construction (OSCM) is at the heart of the modern construction industry. This paper explores the traditional thinking patterns of architects in China and predicts possible future roles for them. We foresee a study approach that focuses on the order and rules for...
Conference paper

Behavior-based quality, case study of closing the knowing-doing gap

This is a case study of a large US general contractor’s efforts to rethink and implement a new behavior-based approach to quality to achieve zero errors, zero defects, zero rework, and zero surprises. Recognition of upstream behaviors that resulted in quality issues and unpredictable results...
Report

Prevention in the age of information: public education for better health

Tackling preventative illness must remain a top priority for the government in the 2020s. This report argues that the UK government must deliver a paradigm shift in prevention policy from interventions that ‘blame and punish’ to those that ‘empathise and assist.’ The aim of prevention...
Article

Inspire for better communications: achieving compliance is all in the framing

Recognised as the first model of behaviour change specifically designed to help public administrators, BehaviourWorks’ INSPIRE framework is based on a simple mnemonic that describes seven of the most powerful techniques: implementation intentions, norms, salience, procedural justice, incentives, reputation and credibility and ease.
Data portal

Dashboard: how are people responding to COVID-19?

This interactive dashboard releases results in real time from the Survey of COVID-19 Responses to Understand Behaviour (SCRUB). The SCRUB project aims to provide current and future policy makers with actionable insights into public attitudes and behaviours relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discussion paper

Six-country survey on COVID-19

This paper provides a data set for public use of roughly 6,000 individuals in six countries relating to beliefs about the pandemic, behaviour change, work and living situations, income, and exposure to the virus, socio-demographic characteristics and pre-pandemic health characteristics.
Article

How to lock down an open society

The governments of open societies now find themselves in the precarious position of having to decide what their citizens can and cannot do. In order for governments to promote public health effectively, they must ensure their citizens abide by the orders, without turning their open...