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14
Mar

Context, really, is everything | Kontext, wahrhaftig, ist Alles

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• For German enquiries please speak with Lina Skora • For English enquiries please speak with Oliver Payne You might like to: • View the behavioural communication book Inspiring Sustainable Behaviour: 19 Ways To Ask For Change published by Routledge, available in most countries. • Join the London Behavioural Economics Network Meetup group • Join […]

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20
Feb

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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31
Dec

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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11
May

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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27
Apr

Channel your factors

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Context is important. In fact, it’s one of the big three (quasi-stationary equilibria, and construal being the others). One of the suprising things about context is that small differences in situation can elicit large shifts in behaviour – the relationship is […]

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23
Apr

Guest blog for Green Alliance think tank

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Asked to write a blog for Green Alliance think tank about communication and sustainability. Oliver wrote about normative behaviour – more specifically the injunctive norm (what we’re told is approved of) and the descriptive norm (what we see others doing) employed in service of sustainable behaviour. The Green Alliance blog has many guest bloggers […]

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