learn about behavioural science
If you are new to behavioural science, I have collected some articles that will help you get started.
I've been working as a behavioural science practitioner for a decade now and I often come across misunderstandings about the difference between behavioural economics, behaviour change and behavioural science in general.
After a recent discussion with a client, I wanted to write about this to help people understand some of the differences and talk about what it means for my professional practice.
Although well-known, System 1/2 theory is not the only perspective on decision making - there are several differing views in the behavioural science community, each with slightly different assumptions about human nature.
Failed interventions are more common than most people think yet the behaviour change movement has largely focused on successes - understandably, because talking about failures might undermine the credibility of our field and profession. Yet failing forward is essential if we want to make progress, so this article takes a look at how behaviour change can go wrong.
Over time, nudge has been accompanied by other terms such as boosts. In this article, I take a look at their definitions, differences and the contexts in which they would be most effective.