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- 1st Jan 2019
How to build stronger friendships in 2019
Still searching for a New Year's resolution?
- 2nd Jul 2018
Sorry, as Elton John memorably (and Blue not so memorably) sang, seems to be the hardest word. People and organisations very often miss out on chances to make amends by refusing to apologise, or worse still, offering a “non-apology”- saying that they're sorry if people were offended, for example, instead…
- 17th Apr 2018
Unemployed after 40 years: what next?
Keith Lowe worked at the BHP steelworks in Newcastle, a regional city in Australia, for nearly 40 years before it closed in 1999. Despite the shock of closure, Keith walked out of the steelworks’ gates for the last time with confidence in his future. Keith likes using his hands. Before…
- 30th Oct 2017
About that extra hour: how Daylight Saving Time affects our behaviour
For those of us who have ever had a bad night’s sleep, it probably won’t come as a surprise that how well rested we are affects our behaviour. In Scarcity, for example, reductions in cognitive power are put in the context of a lost night of sleep. But what about…
- 20th Dec 2016
A Christmas Carol: inspiration for behavioural interventions?
Those familiar with Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol will know that the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve comes about from an unusual, yet remarkably successful, behavioural intervention. Scrooge (a notorious miser) is visited by four ghosts over the course of one night who show him his past, present…