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- 30th Sep 2021
Improving people’s risk perception of coronavirus
What factors affect how people perceive risk? And can we design interventions that help to make risk perception more accurate?
- 29th Sep 2021
The public has a good understanding of coronavirus risk, but there are still big misconceptions
On ‘Freedom Day’ (July 19th 2021) England entered a new phase in its approach to managing coronavirus. Instead of legislation mandating behaviours, guidance will help people use their own judgement to make risk-based decisions. This change means it is especially important for policymakers to understand how people think about coronavirus risk.…
- 17th Sep 2021
Applying behavioural insights and dialogue to build Smart Peace in conflict settings
For three years, The Behavioural Insights Team has been part of Smart Peace, an initiative to apply a deep understanding of human behaviour to develop new tools for peacebuilding in some of the world’s most fragile states. In collaboration with the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Conciliation Resources and ETH Zurich,…
- 16th Sep 2021
Would you like friction with that?
If you’re reading this, you are no doubt familiar with nudges. But what about sludges?
- 15th Sep 2021
Behavioural Insights Team launches Gambling Policy & Research Unit 🎲
Today, BIT launches the Gambling Policy & Research Unit, a dedicated team of specialists with a mandate to develop and rigorously test methods and approaches to significantly reduce gambling harms. The UK is already the largest regulated gambling market in the world. Our vision for the Gambling Policy & Research…
- 10th Sep 2021
British and European Values - are they one and the same?
There is a mismatch between the way we see ourselves and the way we see others
- 9th Sep 2021
More than a moment: BIT’s dedication to improving wellbeing
The field of wellbeing represents a classical behavioral "failure", with people misperceiving the choices that will increase their happiness and wellbeing
- 8th Sep 2021
Learning About Culture: The importance of arts-based learning, the limits of what we know about it, and the challenges of evaluating it
There is little doubt about the importance of arts and culture to the education and upbringing of young people. Arts-based education gives young people an important means of creative expression and “arts for arts’ sake” is the best argument for having arts-based education in schools
- 7th Sep 2021
Britain Connects: reducing political polarisation and fostering dialogue during national lockdown
When political views become political identities, we see people who agree with us in a positive light - intelligent, selfless and open minded, and people who disagree with us as the opposite.
- 2nd Sep 2021
New for employers: updated evidence on what works to reduce the Gender Pay Gap
We’ve recently wrapped-up a large-scale ‘Gender and Behavioural Insights’ (GABI) research programme, a collaboration with the Government Equalities Office to investigate what works to improve gender equality in the workplace. Our work has yielded some interesting insights. For instance, we found that unconscious bias training does not change attitudes in…