A large-scale field experiment shows giving advice improves academic outcomes for the advisor | PNAS
Common sense suggests that people struggling to achieve their goals benefit from receiving motivational advice. What if the reverse is true? In a preregistered field experiment, we tested whether giving motivational advice raises academic achievement for the advisor. We randomly assigned n = 1,982 high school students to a treatment condition, in which they gave motivational advice (e.g., how to stop procrastinating) to younger students, or to a control condition. Advice givers earned higher report card grades in both math and a self-selected target class over an academic quarter. This psychologically wise advice-giving nudge, which has relevance for policy and practice, suggests a valuable approach to improving achievement: one that puts people in a position to give.
Six Ways to Boost Public Support for Prevention-Based Policy
Addressing massive challenges like climate change and poverty requires that we take a long-term view and have a preventative mindset. Since these perspectives challenge the deeply ingrained ways we have evolved to think and behave, we need to pay attention to why prevention is hard to think about and navigate the cognitive road blocks that stand in the way of progress. By presenting issues and information in ways that unlock support for preventative approaches, we can galvanize the ideas and actions social and environmental change requires.
Energy, and the choices we make as consumers. | LinkedIn - Guy Champniss
In other words, it’s not a question of consumer choices being made that are bad, but of whether consumer choice exists. So when we ask why we ‘choose (or not)' highly energy efficient products, maybe we should ask instead if we're actually ‘picking (or not)' super energy efficient products. Picking vs. choosing. This is not a question of semantics. Far from it.
Co-design: from expert- to user-driven ideas in public service design: Public Management Review
Bias in the Spotlight: Hot-cold empathy gap | Research World
But does it change behaviour? - Koen Smets - Medium
Some interventions are so obvious that they don’t need justifying. Or do they?
Behavioral Grooves » Matt Loper: Helping Patients Adhere to Medication Plans
Wellth does this by “giving” patients money at the start of each month to take their pills. To prove they’re on track, they use the Wellth app to take a photograph of their medicines in the palm of their hand. But every day that they miss, they are penalized in the form of fee, which nets them less money at the end of the month. This loss-contract model is gaining notoriety and it should be: Wellth discovered that positive incentives accounted for adherence rates around 60% while loss-contract models account for better than 90% adherence rates.
The Back-of-the-Envelope Guide to Communications Strategy
Verywell's tool can help you talk to a vaccine skeptic
3 Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking
Post-it notes spread protest message on Hong Kong’s Lennon Walls — Quartz
Increasing Vaccination: Putting Psychological Science Into Action
***Psychology offers three general propositions for understanding and intervening to increase uptake where vaccines are available and affordable. The first proposition is that thoughts and feelings can motivate getting vaccinated. Hundreds of studies have shown that risk beliefs and anticipated regret about infectious disease correlate reliably with getting vaccinated; low confidence in vaccine effectiveness and concern about safety correlate reliably with not getting vaccinated. We were surprised to find that few randomized trials have successfully changed what people think and feel about vaccines, and those few that succeeded were minimally effective in increasing uptake. The second proposition is that social processes can motivate getting vaccinated. Substantial research has shown that social norms are associated with vaccination, but few interventions examined whether normative messages increase vaccination uptake. Many experimental studies have relied on hypothetical scenarios to demonstrate that altruism and free riding (i.e., taking advantage of the protection provided by others) can affect intended behavior, but few randomized trials have tested strategies to change social processes to increase vaccination uptake. The third proposition is that interventions can facilitate vaccination directly by leveraging, but not trying to change, what people think and feel. These interventions are by far the most plentiful and effective in the literature. To increase vaccine uptake, these interventions build on existing favorable intentions by facilitating action (through reminders, prompts, and primes) and reducing barriers (through logistics and healthy defaults); these interventions also shape behavior (through incentives, sanctions, and requirements). Although identification of principles for changing thoughts and feelings to motivate vaccination is a work in progress, psychological principles can now inform the design of systems and policies to directly facilitate action.
Dot Voting: A Simple Decision-Making and Prioritizing Technique in UX
How You Can Have More Impact as a People Analyst
Liberating Structures - 33 methods to generate ideas in a group
group facilitation methods for icebreakers, brainstorming, prioritizing, etc.
Solving Brand Challenges With The Paradox Process | Branding Strategy Insider
The Paradox Process is a model for brand development that when applied works for many brands facing complex challenges. Its primary purpose is to get insight into consumer pain points or contradictions that need solving, and it works by using contrary perspectives to arrive at new conclusions.
The IF/THEN Plan. — MoreThanNow
The IF/THEN Plan has helped people achieve all sorts of goals, including ones that are either habitual or automated. It has helped people deal with a fear of spiders (IF I see a spider, THEN I will keep calm). It has helped people score higher on IQ tests by completing them more efficiently (IF I complete a question, THEN I will move immediately to the next). It has even helped groups of business leaders make commercially advantageous decisions by overcoming confirmation bias. Again, this might seem strange, but let’s look to the evidence: In 2006, Peter Gollwitzer and a fellow researcher, Paschal Sheeran analysed 94 independent studies like the above, involving over 8000 participants and found a medium-to-large effect size of the IF/THEN Plan on goal attainment.
These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World - Communication Charts Around The World - Business Insider
Creative Feedback (Head, Heart, Body) - Google Slides
How and when to give different types of feedback on creative designs
The Framework Factory - Google Slides
templates showing different graphic ways to present frameworks
The Evergreen Guide to Facebook Ads Strategy - 2019 & Beyond. | Falcon.io
What’s Wrong with Dot Voting Exercises – Stephen Anderson – Medium
We Analyzed 912 Million Blog Posts. Here's What We Learned About Content Marketing
Earning Prizes for Fighting an Addiction - The New York Times
David Oliver wins gift cards for staying away from drugs. At St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia — which treats more overdoses than any other hospital in Canada — a program rewards users of cocaine and other stimulants with prizes when they don’t use. It’s a new approach to help substance abusers, and it’s also being tried in Veterans Affairs hospitals across the United States.
2019 Edelman Trust Barometer | Edelman
The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that trust has changed profoundly in the past year—people have shifted their trust to the relationships within their control, most notably their employers. Globally, 75 percent of people trust “my employer” to do what is right, significantly more than NGOs (57 percent), business (56 percent) and media (47 percent).
CLAIM 1: It only takes 21-days to form a habit | Digital Psychology Training for UX, Design & Marketing
From my own experience, there appears to be a scientific trend (that I have not systematically evaluated) that successful behavior change programs tend to run for approximately 2-months, and that after this point, there is a large drop in adherence and impact. The big statistical meta-analysis that I carried out a few years back (http://www.jmir.org/2011/1/e17/), showed that online programs lasting more than 4 months, all failed. So as a rule of thumb, for most general purposes, 8-weeks is not a bad approximate time duration for many programs.
Command And Conquer - Tiberian Dawn - HTML5
The Single Best Team Building Exercise | Science of People
Start - Stop - Continue
Getting to the Critical Few Behaviors That Can Drive Cultural Change
Writing Effective Specific Aims
Midstream value creation in social marketing: Journal of Marketing Management: Vol 32, No 11-12
Defensible decisions: wicked problems need more than a nudge | The Mandarin
Taking the pulse of health markets: Challenges and strategies | Devex
PSI identified several breakdowns in the health marketplace. These included government policies that created financial incentives leading providers to push sterilization over other forms of family planning, policies that created disincentives for private companies to develop the domestic market, and a lack of training among health care providers on all of the available birth control methods.
Play your way to impact with a new media engagement strategy game | MEDIA IMPACT FUNDERS
Design Guidelines for the Jed Foundation
Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good? - The New York Times
Trash talking behaviour change | Contagious Truth
Nudges That Fail by Cass R. Sunstein :: SSRN
Should Some Californians Lose Their 'License to Drink'? | RAND
Redefining the problem can help to redefine the solution.
How Subarus Came to Be Seen as Cars for Lesbians - The Atlantic
Great Marketing Is About Understanding People, Not Tools | MackCollier.com
Purpose is Good. Shared Purpose is Better
But in a social age, this kind of purpose isn’t enough. The problem comes down to a simple preposition. Most leaders think of purpose as a purpose for. But what is needed is a purpose with. Customers are no longer just consumers; they’re co-creators. They aren’t just passive members of an audience; they are active members of a community. They want to be a part of something; to belong; to influence; to engage. It’s not enough that they feel good about your purpose. They want it to be their purpose too. They don’t want to be at the other end of your for. They want to be right there with you. Purpose needs to be shared.
How to Build a Strategic Narrative
Schultz writes: “Starbucks’ coffee is exceptional, yes, but emotional connection is our true value proposition. Starbucks is not a coffee company that serves people. It is a people company that serves coffee.”
What Makes Interventions Last? Behavioral Science & Policy Association
"This is the question that Todd Rogers and I explore in our paper, “Persistence: How Treatment Effects Persist After Interventions Stop”, published in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. We propose a framework for understanding how and when interventions may lead to persistent behavior change. Specifically, we identify four “pathways”, or features of interventions, that may explain why some interventions are successful at generating persistent behavior changes. These pathways include (1) habit formation, (2) changing what or how people think, (3) changing future costs, and (4) external reinforcement"
People love learning but hate training | Robert Pratten | LinkedIn
"Real-world personalized training is the key to engagement Our key to learner engagement has been the use of real-life stories told in real-life places. This strengthens relevance and motivation and demonstrates actual on-the-job benefits. Secondly we use interactive, branching narratives that show learners the consequences of their decisions – intrinsically motivating them through autonomy and providing multiple learning pathways. Third and finally our participatory experiences focus on doing rather than just knowing – making the learner an active player in their own personalized learning journey."
The New Design Fundamentals (pdf)
How the Mad Men lost the plot - FT.com
What if you were to invent a way of getting light buyers to recall your brand just as they are about to choose? Ideally, it would reach millions of people who aren’t particularly thinking about your product. You’d want them to see the same thing at around the same time, so that they can talk to each other about what they’ve seen, reinforcing each other’s memories of it. You would need to sneak up on them, since they have near-zero interest in hearing from you, indeed don’t want to. You’d need a form of content requiring negligible mental effort to process: one which comes in bite-sized chunks, but which is still capable of moving and delighting. It turns out there is an app for that: the TV ad.