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31
Dec
17

How to make a New Year’s resolution that will last forever – the science of habit formation

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Most New Year’s resolutions have a success rate in the teens – in some studies fewer than 8% of us ever stick to our plan (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 13th Dec, 2012). There must […]

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23
Nov
17

Keynote: Inspiring sustainable behaviour

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I was very honoured to the be the keynote speaker at the ‘Together Towards A low Carbon Future’ Conference run by @ESBGroup & @iiea on the 23rd Nov, 2017, Dublin, Ireland. "Disrupting habitual behaviour is the key to allowing us to make deliberative decisions rather than automatic ones" says @oliverpayne at #TakeCharge2017 Conference on how […]

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20
Feb
14

Domestic energy efficiency, and the leaking externality

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Governments want you to be considerate with your Energy use. It’s not (just/only) for the dolphins and the planet (and the manifesto pledge that is always there) – they don’t want to deal with the nightmare of brownouts or enforced closures for business because of lack of energy production. If you think that’s a little […]

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10
Dec
13

A way to incentivise the growing cohort of baby-boomers to reduce water consumption

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In general, baby boomers (the retired empty-nesters) have older domestic infrastructure, and this is likely poor performing. Also, there are fewer of them per household than younger generations with families. To use BJ Fogg’s nomenclature the boomers are harder to affect purely behaviourally in ‘span’ (It happens over a period of time (e.g., 14 days)), […]

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05
Dec
12

Driving the wrong point? UK Gov ‘Think!’ drink drive campaign

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The UK Department for Transport’s airing it’s THINK! drink drive advert again. It’s good, but is it focusing on the right area?. Ahead of tonight’s TV airing Department for Transport I picked up a promo tweet […]

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29
Jun
12

The point of zero distance, pensions, droughts, and TV ads

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A ‘tree top’ view, versus a ‘nose pressed against the tree’ view changes the way we construct our understanding of the world. This may be no surprise. However, the fact that it substantially changes the way we […]

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11
May
12

Bin recycling: behaviour

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Recycling paper in offices is such an old story you’d think we’d have it nailed by now. We haven’t. In my experience recycling bins in offices create only one type of behaviour; passive-aggressive all-staff notes […]

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