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  • Academic publication
  • 20th Nov 2016

Seven Ways of Applying Behavioral Science to Health Policy

This chapter sets out seven ways  of applying behavioral science to policy that are not subject to many of the key criticisms leveled at nudging - most notably, that nudges are manipulative and dis-empowering.

  • Report
  • 29th Nov 2016

Applying Behavioural Insights: Simple Ways to Improve Health Outcomes

Applying new insights about behaviour can lead to better health outcomes at a lower cost. This report gives an overview of these insights and shows how they can be applied in practice.

  • Academic publication
  • 23rd Mar 2017

Increasing social trust with an ice-breaking exercise – an RCT carried out with NCS participants

This paper reports the results of a small scale randomised controlled trial carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) and The Challenge, a charity that acts as a delivery organisation for NCS.

  • Publication
  • 31st Mar 2017

Encouraging People into University

Results from a randomised controlled trial that found that sending letters to young people influences their behaviour when applying to university.

  • Academic publication
  • 19th Apr 2017

I get by with a little help from my friends: Two field experiments on social support and attendance in further education colleges in the UK

In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition that broader socioeconomic and environmental conditions such as school climate and the availability of peer, parental, and tutor support shape motivation and educational success as much as, or more than, individual-level factors such as personality.

  • Academic publication
  • 20th Apr 2017

Using text reminders to increase attendance and attainment: Evidence from a field experiment

In a large-scale field experiment, we use text message reminders to increase student attendance and attainment within UK government-sponsored literacy and numeracy programs for adults.

  • Academic publication
  • 28th Apr 2017

Failure to CAPTCHA Attention: Null Results from an Honesty Priming Experiment in Guatemala

We report results from a large online randomised tax experiment in Guatemala. The trial involves short messages and choices presented to taxpayers as part of a CAPTCHA pop-up window immediately before they file a tax return, with the aim of priming honest declarations.

  • Report
  • 22nd Jun 2017

Behavioural Insights for Education - a practical guide for parents, teachers and school leaders

This guide looks to equip parents, teachers and school leaders with more tools to make a difference in students’ academic lives by setting out simple techniques informed by behavioural science. While policymakers and educational researchers have traditionally focused on big ‘structural’ factors, such as class sizes or budgets, behavioural scientists…

  • Policy proposal
  • 6th Jul 2017

Children in need: Project Crewe

In 2014, the Department for Education funded the Social Work Innovation Fund, which aimed to encourage new thinking in how children’s services support young people. The Behavioural Insights Team have conducted an evaluation of one pilot funded through the Innovation Fund, Project Crewe.

  • Academic publication
  • 2nd Aug 2017

Levelling the playing field in police recruitment: Evidence from a field experiment on test performance

How to increase diversity in the police is an unanswered question that has received significant political and media attention. One area of intervention is the recruitment process itself.