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  • Blog
  • 29th Jan 2021

Changing Truck Driving Behavior One Mile at a Time

The Behavioral Insights Team recently partnered with LinkeDrive – an industry leader in truck driver performance management – to identify ways to use behavioral insights to help truck drivers drive more safely and fuel-efficiently, while also improving drivers’ experience on the road.

  • Blog
  • 15th Mar 2021

Four messages that can increase uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines

More than one in four people in the US say they are unwilling to get the COVID-19 vaccine. That statistic is especially concerning because many are from the communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. There is an urgent public health need, therefore, not only for the vaccine…

Also available in: Español

  • Blog
  • 16th Mar 2021

Narratives as a tool: shifting mindsets at scale

Stories provide an accessible way of presenting complex issues. They make it easier for us to relate to people from different backgrounds. Stories' ability to transport us can also make us less likely to push back against the assumptions in a narrative. They can even change health behaviors; researchers have…

  • Blog
  • 19th Mar 2021

Cuatro mensajes que pueden motivar la vacunación contra el COVID-19

En Estados Unidos, más de un cuarto de la población no está dispuesta a vacunarse contra el COVID-19. Esta estadística es preocupante, dado que muchas de las personas que muestran desconfianza pertenecen a las comunidades más afectadas por el COVID-19. Nos enfrentamos a una necesidad urgente de salud pública, no…

Also available in: Español

  • Blog
  • 28th Apr 2021

How can we use behavioural science to promote vaccination against COVID-19 in Latin America?

On World Immunization Week, we want to share some of the learnings from our work promoting vaccination against COVID-19. For example, in Colombia, we found that a simple reciprocity message increased vaccination intent by 15% among the most skeptical population. We estimate that if these messages were sent to the…

Also available in: Español

  • Blog
  • 28th Apr 2021

¿Cómo fomentar la vacunación contra el COVID-19 a través de las ciencias del comportamiento en América Latina?

En la semana mundial de la inmunización, queremos compartir algunos de los aprendizajes de nuestro trabajo fomentando la vacunación contra el COVID-19. Por ejemplo, en Colombia, encontramos que un mensaje simple, de reciprocidad, aumentó en un 15% la intención de vacunación entre la población más escéptica. Estimamos que si estos…

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 17th Jun 2021

Podcast: COVID vaccines & tech repairability

Working with mayors across the US on engaging with people who are cautious or unwilling to get a COVID-19 vaccine and supporting the French government's plans to promote a more sustainable and circular economy by encouraging people to repair rather than replace tech products.

  • Blog
  • 14th Jul 2021

"What would happen if your website was attacked?"

It's hard for businesses — particularly SMEs — to know when and how to patch their software. In collaboration with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), we ran two trials to help tackle this problem.…

  • Blog
  • 3rd Aug 2021

We need your help! We’re looking for the most innovative behaviorally-informed policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Do you work in the public sector in Latin America and the Caribbean? Have you applied behavioral science to policy problems? If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for the most innovative public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean. We want to hear from institutions…

  • Blog
  • 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