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  • 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.

  • Blog
  • 13th Sep 2017

Britain's census matters. Can we boost participation and save money?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) plays a vital role in British life. Without ONS statistics, government and local authorities would not be able to calculate or understand inflation, immigration, or employment reliably, nor could government design and implement effective policies to manage those issues. Statistics determine how public funds…

  • Report
  • 2nd Oct 2017

Aplicación de las Ciencias del Comportamiento a la Educación

Este reporte también está disponible en inglés La guía se divide en tres capítulos: Padres: este capítulo se centra en cómo los padres pueden utilizar las ciencias del comportamiento para ayudar a sus hijos a alcanzar sus metas, tanto educativas como personales. Incluye temas como meta-cognición, autocontrol y teoría de…

  • Academic publication
  • 25th Oct 2017

Evaluation of Complex Whole-School Interventions: Methodological and Practical Considerations

Evaluating the impact of complex whole-school interventions (CWSIs) is challenging.

  • Report
  • 14th Dec 2017

El uso de la ciencia de datos en políticas públicas

La variedad de técnicas que componen la ciencia de datos (nuevas herramientas para analizar datos, nuevos conjuntos de datos y formas novedosas de datos) tienen un gran potencial para ser utilizadas en políticas públicas. Sin embargo, hasta la fecha, estas herramientas han sido principalmente del dominio de los académicos y,…

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  • Blog
  • 6th Feb 2018

One hundred years of votes for women: what next to close the gender gap in politics?

Behavioural science can offer a range of solutions for the political gender gap. One promising direction is to increase the visibility of female politicians that young women can identify with.

  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Blog
  • 25th May 2018

How confirmation bias stops us solving problems

Even when people do get exposed to challenging information, confirmation bias can cause them to reject it and, perversely, become even more certain that their own beliefs are correct

  • Report
  • 21st Jun 2018

Presenting gender pay gap figures to the public: an online randomised controlled trial

We worked with GEO to test alternative ways of presenting GPG figures to affect comprehension and public attitudes; we wanted the public to be able to distinguish between companies with a large GPG and those with a small GPG. 

  • Report
  • 11th Jul 2018

Gobierno conductual

Este reporte también está disponible en inglés Los gobiernos utilizan cada vez más las ciencias del comportamiento para diseñar, mejorar y reevaluar sus políticas y servicios. Incorporando estos conocimientos, las entidades gubernamentales adoptan una visión más realista del comportamiento humano obteniendo de esa forma mejores resultados.  Sin embargo, paradójicamente, los…