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