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  • Blog
  • 6th Jun 2024

Hacia la Erradicación del Dengue y otras Enfermedades Vectoriales: Un Enfoque Conductual y Sanitario en América Latina

Las ciencias del comportamiento ofrecen herramientas esenciales para influir en las prácticas y decisiones de las comunidades, promoviendo así un enfoque proactivo para reducir la prevalencia de las enfermedades transmitidas por el mosquito.

  • Blog
  • 31st May 2024

How media coverage of vaping restrictions might influence public perceptions: insights from a new study

To the disappointment of many anti-smoking campaigners, the Tobacco and Vapes Bill was shelved last week as the UK parliament was suspended ahead of the election in July.  The headline measure would have banned the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 1 January 2009, but the bill would have…

  • Blog
  • 29th May 2024

Gen Z teens are taking far fewer risks

We look at how teenagers in Great Britain today are taking fewer drugs, gambling less, and having fewer pregnancies than previous generations.

  • Current project

Social Capital

Researching social media data to better understand how different forms of social connections between people affect the opportunities they have in their lives.

  • Blog
  • 5th Mar 2024

I Know It Like The Back of My Hand: How overconfident are we really?

How well do any of us actually know the back of our own hands? And by implication, what does this tell us about other things we think we know?

  • Blog
  • 8th Feb 2024

Homicides and mental health: understanding systemic patterns

Getting and understanding the right data to help prevent homicides in the future

  • Blog
  • 6th Feb 2024

Social media and youth violence: Acknowledging the complexity

In a guest blog for the Ending Youth Violence Lab authors of Against Youth Violence: A Social Harm Perspective Luke Billingham and Keir Irwin-Rogers discuss the need for a comprehensive and nuanced examination of the link between social media and youth violence. This blog, published on Safer Internet Day, sets…

  • Blog
  • 1st Feb 2024

How behavioural science can make you a better leader

Four ways that applying behavioural insights can make you a better leader

  • Blog
  • 9th Jan 2024

La promesa de las ciencias comportamentales en América Latina

El mes pasado, el equipo de BIT América Latina y El Caribe (BIT LAC) viajó por la región. Compartimos nuestro conocimiento sobre las ciencias comportamentales, reflexionamos sobre el futuro de la disciplina, y aprendimos de los profesionales, académicos, y funcionarios locales. 

  • Blog
  • 9th Jan 2024

The promise of behavioral science in Latin America

These past few months, the BIT LAC team traveled across the region. We shared new behavioral insights knowledge; reflected on the future of the field; and learned from local practitioners, academics, and civil servants.