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  • Blog
  • 13th Jul 2023

The low cost policy that the renter's reform bill doesn't cover

The Renters Reform Bill has been making its way through the House of Commons since May of this year. The bill includes many long-awaited reforms, such as eliminating ‘no fault’ section 21 evictions, and making it illegal for landlords to discriminate against people who receive benefits or who have children.…

  • Blog
  • 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

  • Blog
  • 10th Jul 2023

Sustainability Comms 101: Mastering Climate Communications for Green Behaviour Change

With such a large shift in public action needed, and a lack of strong public understanding of green behaviours, it’s clear that public engagement, information and effective communications are a vital foundation. . 

  • Blog
  • 5th Jul 2023

What works to change attitudes towards disabled people

In the UK, 22% of people are disabled, but negative attitudes towards disabled people are far too common. Disabled people face negative stereotypes about lower competence and can be thought of with fear of awkwardness. There is very little evidence on what works and what does not work to improve…

  • Blog
  • 27th Jun 2023

Beyond tech: The role of behavioural science in digital health apps

Digital health technologies, including health apps, have the potential to revolutionise healthcare delivery in the UK by improving patient outcomes, reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and making healthcare more accessible. For health apps to be effective, they must be designed with an understanding of human behaviour so that the digital services,…

  • Report
  • 22nd Jun 2023

Les sciences comportementales appliquées pour promouvoir le civisme dans les jeux vidéo : un manifeste pour le respect

D’après une étude américaine datant de 2019, 74 % des adultes qui jouent à des jeux multijoueurs en ligne aux États-Unis auraient été victimes d'une forme de harcèlement, allant d’insultes sur la base de leur identité, de leur origine ethnique, de leur sexe et de leur orientation sexuelle, au harcèlement…

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  • Report
  • 22nd Jun 2023

Applying behavioural science to promote civil behaviour in video games: a manifesto for respect

According to a 2019 US study, 74% of adults who play online multiplayer games in the US have experienced some form of harassment, ranging from insults based on their identity, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, to stalking, sexual harassment and physical threats.  In a study commissioned by the DILCRAH (Délégation…

Also available in: Français

  • Blog
  • 5th Jun 2023

How can we build a Net Zero society?

To mark the World Environment Day, we’d like to tell you about our recent major sustainability event.  To achieve the UK's net-zero targets, we need significant social and behavioural shifts. But how can we get there? To help answer this question, earlier this year, BIT released a new flagship report…

  • Blog
  • 26th May 2023

What might NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers do next?

This week, we have shared our thoughts on how behavioural insights might be applied to the elective care backlog; tackling current demand as efficiently as possible, and reducing future short and long term demand. Today, we’re wrapping up with some final recommendations for NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers, and…

  • Blog
  • 25th May 2023

How can behavioural insights reduce future long term demand in the NHS?

Yesterday, we outlined thoughts on how behavioural insights might reduce future short term demand. Today, we’re highlighting some ways in which we might reduce future long term demand, including (i) maximising uptake of screening and preventative behaviours, (ii) maximising adherence to treatment, and (iii) increasing uptake of remote monitoring.