Adolescents need to be part of prevention interventions.
Underlying social and structural causes of behaviour - such as poverty and gender disparities - are often ignored. But these are potential drivers of HIV infection among young people.
Volunteers handing out masks to residents in Johannesburg.
Changing social norms in a short amount of time is difficult, and a one-size-fits all policy is unlikely to have the desired effect.
A smuggled pangolin rescued from the illegal wildlife trade in Indonesia.
Arief Budi Kusuma/Shutterstock
Promote new habits, find out why people engage with the wildlife trade and don't make it seem more widespread than it really is.
To do list.
From eating less meat to foregoing flying, individual obligations make up our understanding of how to fight climate change, letting polluters off the hook and stifling real change.
How people lose weight when they’re doing it on their own.
Changing people's behaviour is a huge challenge, but it is critical for good health and a sustainable planet.
It isn’t enough to just tell us to Be Active or Move It.
The government's new exercise campaign encourages us to get 30 minutes of physical activity a day. But while ads can get us to change our attitudes, they're unlikely to change our behaviour.
Single-use plastics are convenient, but it’s time to phase them out.
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How do you help a country get over plastic? By creating awareness and minor inconveniences and by providing lots of reminders.
Not all types of dementia start in the elderly, or with memory loss.
Frontotemporal dementia typically affects people under 65 and is about more than memory loss – this is what to look out for.
Hedonism and pleasure is what drives much binge drinking. So let’s provide people with alternative ways of having fun, but without the alcohol.
Hedonism has a complex relationship with binge drinking – part cause, part solution. Here's why.
Gotta catch ‘em all.
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The minds of Pokemon trainers have been manipulated using basic behavioural science.
How you let young children use a tablet device can influence their behaviour in later years.
If you use a tablet device to keep a child quiet at the dining table or other event then you could be limiting their social skills. That could have an impact on the way they behave later in life.
One memorable goldfish.
Flickr/ Benson Kua
The average Australian spends more than five hours watching YouTube every month. With such high viewership, it’s no surprise that interest groups are reaching out with YouTube to try to change people’s…
Rent is free, but scientists turn your lights on and off and open and close your doors remotely.
University of Salford
Britain’s housing stock is old and leaky. The vast majority fails to meet modern energy efficiency standards, is responsible for over a quarter of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, and is often very…
It’s just an illusion: drinking more coffee every day to keep alert.
Caffeine is humankind’s favourite drug. It’s estimated to be consumed by 80% of people worldwide, and most of us consume several doses a day. This popularity would appear to be explained in large part…
Campaigns to switch off won’t work until they fit in with the ways we already behave.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions requires behavioural change. But how do we get individuals into this habit or, for that matter, any habit that reduces energy consumption? Two academic disciplines concern…
A study involving 5000 preschool children has found that kids who are more physically active are more likely show behavioural…
A simple step towards saving the environment may lead to more environment action … or not.
Department of Energy Solar Decathalon
Many environmental organisations, governments and businesses rely on “positive spillover strategies” to drive pro-environmental behaviour change. These strategies rest on the assumption once someone has…