The Conversation is bringing together three experts in human behaviour for an online discussion about how this virus has changed us, and how long the effects might last.
Since the pandemic began, we've surveyed ordinary people to see how they're coping. People from poorer backgrounds, ethnic minorities and young people are suffering most.
A new study documents the influence of Greta Thunberg on the public's motivation to act on climate change.
Introverts tend to overestimate the negatives of acting like an extravert and underestimate the positives.
With many more months of lockdowns, mask mandates and quarantining in our futures, the government needs to get its messaging just right and we all need to manage our expectations appropriately.
Personal stories work better than statistics when it comes to converting sceptics.
The government should be more honest about what it sees as an acceptable level of risk.
Balancing the benefits and harms of face-mask wearing.
Will people keep social distancing now that the lock down is eased? Our research shows that what matters is people's own motivation, not the threat of fines.
Behavioural science explained.
The response to coronavirus shows us that people can still work together to do the right thing.
We don't always realise it, but emotions play a positive role in decision making.
For many Australians, the bushfire disaster could represent a turning point: the moment they adopt new, long-term behaviours to help nature.
Finding out what would motivate people to reduce their carbon emissions can be determined by examining behaviour.
We all like to think of ourselves as heroes. But according to science, the vast majority of us wouldn't be prepared to rebel against totalitarian rulers.
Some children's tantrums, irritability and defiance well exceed that typically found in healthy children of the same age. This can be overwhelming for parents, especially as children grow.
How data-driven behavioural sciences are being road tested in the political sphere.
After two Nobel prize wins for behavioral economists, the burgeoning field has demonstrated its importance in shaping effective economic and government policy.
Government initiatives to prod people to make better decisions got a lot of attention after Richard Thaler won a Nobel in economics for his working on nudging.
Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his groundbreaking work incorporating how humans actually behave into economic thinking.