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- 28th Sep 2023
Eye robot: Using simulated eye-tracking as a behavioural research technique
It has been said that eyes are the windows to the soul. But for BIT, eyes are better thought of as the doorways to behaviour. This is because looking at things is one of the most obvious ways to understand attention, and attention itself is one of the most important…
- 25th Sep 2023
System 2: A human-centred and data-driven approach to tackling disadvantage
We’re excited to have set up a new applied research Not for Profit, System 2, with a launch mission focused on helping young Australians in disadvantage to thrive. System 2’s aim is to design, test and scale solutions to society’s biggest challenges, by drawing on behavioural science, co-design, data and…
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- 5th Apr 2023
BIT Working Paper No. 001 / Two Interventions for mitigating the harms of Greenwashing on consumer perceptions.
Growing demand for environmentally friendly products has led to an increase in companies exaggerating their environmental credentials, a practice commonly referred to as “greenwashing.” To identify the impact of greenwashing, and to test potential interventions, we designed an online experiment featuring a series of three advertisements featuring hypothetical companies.
- 7th Feb 2023
Improving ethical behaviours online - working with young people to crack the code
Today is Safer Internet Day, the annual global initiative to bring communities together to improve online safety. Perhaps BIT’s biggest contribution in this space is the design and delivery of Digital Compass - a behaviourally informed programme designed with young people to help them behave ethically online.
- 15th Dec 2022
Australia: A government learning how to learn faster
Australia today seems like a country at the precipice of bold reform
- 16th Nov 2022
Parents' critical role in helping teens continue to say “no” to alcohol
While abstinence is the norm, more work needs to be done to encourage the minority of under-18s who do drink to change their behaviour
- 20th Oct 2022
Home is where their work is
The unique workplace safety issues faced by in-home disability and aged care workers
- 5th Oct 2022
Investors are stuck between climate commitments and action
Many financial institutions have announced major climate commitments. Are they real shifts or just empty claims to capitalise on greener consumer preferences?
- 14th Jul 2022
Combating panic buying with behavioural insights
Some of the memorable images of the COVID-19 pandemic were pictures of empty shelves in supermarkets, as shoppers panic bought in response to public health restrictions. Here in Australia, we’ve seen the country go in and out of major restrictions over the past couple of years, with panic buying occurring…
- 8th Jul 2022
Encouraging employees to return to the office while maintaining flexibility and choice
Hybrid working is here to stay. Although many organisations offer hybrid work arrangements, there are still some ongoing challenges. Specifically, organisations have observed misalignment and even tension between managers and employees about their preferred number of days in the office. This is described in detail in the recent RMIT report,…