This books asks why do short-term memory tasks change our behaviour? How is our worry-profile the same as an Argentinean farmer’s?
It uses robust, peer-reviewed psychological insights to show how to change behaviour. It will teach you how to ask for persistent, pervasive, invisible – and in some cases near-costless – change by using our hidden quirks, judgmental biases, and apparent irrationalities.
It’s of great value to policymakers and professionals in marketing and communications departments dealing with issues of resource-stress.
There are several reasons to recommend this book… it is written in a frank, conversational style that most readers will find appealing… the author covers a great deal of ground and effectively summarizes the technical literature in an easily digestible format. The book also includes a glossary of terms, making it easy for the reader…
Advocates of environmental issues come on strong… Inspiring Sustainable Behaviour turns this on its head… Payne’s book is like an industrial loom for the synapses; it weaves in strands from contemporary psychology, cutting-edge marketing and cognitive behavioural techniques to show us how… ultimately… this can be used to our planet’s benefit.
The most passionate and articulate hymn to sustainability since ‘An inconvenient Truth’
Mark Wnek, U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education, ex-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Lowe (NY), EuroRSCG (UK)
Nudging can be used for good or for evil. For far too long, the evil-doers have known about the tools for influencing behavior. Thanks to efforts like Oliver Payne’s, that is all changing. Inspiring Sustainable Behaviour will help create more good in the world, while bringing more fun and happiness to those who lead the charge.
Dr John Balz, Marketing Strategist, former editor of Nudge blog associated with New York Times bestseller Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health Wealth and Happiness
. . . Oliver Payne masterfully brings together insights from a wide range
of psychological research, weaving them into a coherent guide for communications for change.
Dan Lockton, University of Warwick, author of Design with Intent: 101 Patterns for Influencing Behaviour Through Design
— Colin Black (@ContempTrans) November 5, 2012
. . . If you want to join the fight against this insane, mechanistic view of human nature, you will find Oliver’s book an essential and often-used part of your armoury.
Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman Ogilvy & Mather UK, author of The Wiki Man, Spectator columnist
. . . an eminently accessible guide to understanding people’s behaviour and what you can do to influence them . . . Beyond its importance to the topic of sustainability, whatever the concept or product, you will sell it more effectively once you have read this book
Philip Graves, author of Consumer.ology
— With The Grain (@warrenhatter) May 20, 2014
Can I recommend you @oliverpayne 's book 'Inspiring Sustainable Behaviour'. Good stuff in there for comms of all flavours.
— Eaon Pritchard (@eaonp) October 8, 2014
We assume big problems need big solutions . . . Yet, what Oliver Payne shows, is how intelligent small changes . . . can be hugely effective even in the face of a global problem. This creative engagement with human understanding will change your mind and might just save the planet
Dr Nick Southgate, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, Behavioural Economics Consultant
— Colgers (@stevyncolgan) May 8, 2015