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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…
- 14th Aug 2023
Moving to scale: highlights from year 2 of the gambling unit, and looking ahead to year 3
The past 12 months have seen big changes in the UK gambling space. The release of the white paper, of course, but also the largest fine for a gambling operator, partly for failing to protect those who gamble from harm. The end of these 12 months also marks the end…
- 2nd Aug 2023
Do we want Net Zero or not? We do, but the UK’s ULEZ debacle highlights the political high-wire
Let's not back-track on sustainability - let's just get better at policy-making.
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- 31st Jul 2023
The effectiveness of alcohol label information for increasing knowledge and awareness: a rapid evidence review
Effective alcohol labelling is an intervention that can be added to the broader suite of policy options
- 10th Jul 2023
Applying deliberative democracy: Insights from our partnership with Meta
Users should have a say in shaping policies that will impact their digital lives
- 29th Jun 2023
Buy Now Pay Later: What are the risks and benefits to consumers?
Buy Now, Pay Later is changing consumers’ behaviour. Our new research shows it is considered a beneficial option by many people but there are ways to better support consumers
- 27th Jun 2023
How worried should we be about youth vaping?
Concerns about an ‘epidemic’ of youth vaping seem to be making waves at the moment. We’ve seen recent headlines about a ‘spike’ in the number of children vaping, the Australian Government is planning to ban recreational use of e-cigarettes, and the UK Government has just announced £3 million towards a…
- 20th Jun 2023
Deadlocked? Try conversational receptiveness
If you feel like it’s harder than it used to be to engage productively with people whose views oppose your own, you are not alone. The United States is a global leader in political polarization, and the problem only appears to be growing. From the environment to education, few topics…
- 7th Jun 2023
The quiet boom of trust inside Britain
The UK is experiencing a quiet boom in what’s called ‘social trust’: the sense that we can trust our neighbours and the people around us. Our analysis of the latest release of the World Values Survey finds that 47% of us think that most people can be trusted.
- 31st May 2023
Want to protect consumers? Understand what makes them tick
Consumer protection is key, according to the White House. From giving mobile users greater choice over where they get their apps to banning surprise “resort fees” foisted on would-be vacationers at the last second, federal initiatives span across consumer-facing markets and dozens of agencies. The idea is that removing irritants…