‘I’ve built a good mousetrap and people come to use it’ | The Psychologist
Schwartz has spent much of his career emphasising the shared, universal nature of values and in one paper with Anat Bardi, he demonstrates that Benevolence, Universalism and Self-direction values are consistently rated most important to most people across different cultures. The answers he has just given map pretty neatly onto Self-direction and Benevolence (see Figure 1). Figure 1: Value structure across 68 countries – Public Interest Research Centre (2011) based on Schwartz (1992) The Schwartz model shows that values have neighbours and opposites, that values close together (e.g. Humble, Honest) tend to have similar importance to people, that values far away (e.g. Equality, Social Power) act more like a seesaw – as one rises in importance, the other falls. When you add to this that values connect to behaviour (that Universalism and Benevolence are associated with cooperation, sustainable behaviour, civic engagement and acceptance of diversity – that Achievement and Power are most emphatically not), and that values can be engaged, you have more than a model: you have an imperative for all the activists and campaigners scrabbling around for the messages and tactics that are going to change the world.
The Biological Mechanism of Pro-Social Behavior
“This research shows that the reward system has an important function in helping behavior and if we want to increase the likelihood of pro-social behavior, we must reinforce a sense of belonging more than a sense of empathy.
Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath « Dr. Doug Green
summary of key points of book
COVID-19 and behaviour change. A literature review. | LinkedIn
not really a lit review, but covers key behavior change concepts and how they can be applied to covid
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
This handbook has been compiled by Well Made Strategy (WMS) who have extensive professional experience developing impactful strategic communications across a range of sectors from security to financial inclusion, education, agriculture, health and governance. WMS helps individuals, organisations and networks harness the power of strategic communications to influence policy change, prepare for and anticipate crises, inform the national discourse, build will for social reform and nudge entire communities towards new ways of thinking and behaviours. We have developed this handbook to serve as a guide to strategic communications for those interested in using strategic communications but who may not have an in-depth understanding of the concept.
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: A WORKBOOK
The purpose of this workbook is to provide a workspace for you to develop your own communications strategy by working through the various modules of the Strategic Communications for Social Change handbook. While the workbook is separate from the handbook, they are closely linked to each other.
Keeping People Engaged in Your Cause With Help From Behavioral Science
Causality - Luca Dellanna
It’s not that all change is bottom-up, but: long-lasting change usually is (here is why) it’s always worth asking yourself if what looks like a top-down change was initiated the bottom-up way. This phenomenon applies to many contexts: companies pivoting to what others (the bottom-up) proved working, managers promoting those employees who demonstrated deserving it, gatekeepers opening up once someone demonstrated having a (bottom-up) following. The top-down usually follows the bottom-up. More precisely, it goes as follows: The bottom-up initiates change, locally. If it sustains over time, the top-down formalizes it. The rest of the population adopts it, even if it lives far from who initiated point (1). The implication is: if you want change, do not live under the illusion that you need to wait for the top-down to give you the green light. The top-down will give you the green light once it is shown that your idea works (and it’s on you to show them).
Identity quakes and the art of changing minds - spiked - Andrew Doyle
Theory of change in ten steps
John Cutler on Twitter: “When advocating for change internally, 1) know yourself, and 2) know those around you. Are you/they ... Seekers Mix and marchers Copy/Pasters Egomaniacs https://t.co/3u6j68GieL“ / Twitter
types of people re: org change
Crafting Headlines for Change: The Art and Science of Petition Titles · Change.org
Heidi Boisvert: How I'm using biological data to tell better stories -- and spark social change | TED Talk
Applying behavioral insights to Intimate Partner Violence | The Behavioural Insights Team
Buster Benson on Twitter: “System 1 is the part of our brains that is fast, instinctual, and intuitive. It operates on the order of milliseconds.“ / Twitter
Extension of System 1/System 2 thinking model from a social ecological perspective - Systems 1-5
G4C19: Games for Change Festival - Complete Sessions - YouTube
Social and Behaviour Change Insights and Practice - Practitioner's Guide
How to Lead Design Thinking When People Aren’t Familiar with It
Have you ever seen someone stand up to a bully at work? What’s the best way of doing it while still being professional? - Quora
"Pink alert" story - bearing silent witness - nurses
A Fresh Approach to Understanding Sexual Assault: A Conversation with Betsy Levy Paluck - Behavioral Scientist
The magic number of people needed to create social change
A new study published in Science has quantified the number of people who need to take a stand before they can affect societal change on important topics like sexual harassment and human rights. And that number? It’s a mere 25% of any group. Only 25% of people need to adopt a new social norm to create an inflection point where everyone in the group follows.
The fight over using synthetic rhino horns to stop poaching
Diffusion of Innovation — Impact by Design
If you or a small group of colleagues are the ones trying to bring a new practice to your organization, you are an innovator. You are inspired by a new practice you discovered, but will likely face problems getting it accepted. Consider that the challenges you experience when spreading a new practice are totally normal. It doesn’t mean you are failing, should stop trying, or there is anything “wrong” with staff and colleagues. It just means that your role is to plan how to motivate other members of the system
How to Tell Stories About Complex Issues
Champions and “Champion-ness”: Measuring Efforts to Create Champions for Policy Change
Follow-Up: The Reasons People Don't Return Their Shopping Carts - Scientific American Blog Network
Designing for Social Impact - Chap 1 O'Reilly publication - Gretchen Anderson (PDF)
The Deeper Truth of the ‘truth’ Campaign: Influence is Bigger than Persuasion | Rob Gould | LinkedIn
6 Behaviors that Can Change the Social Sector (For the Better) · Living Cities
Scarcity and Social Change - On Social Marketing and Social Change
Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change
This group of papers on the use of mobile phones in India for social and behaviour change is the product of research and a two-day multi-stakeholder consultation in May 2013 sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), leading to the formation of the organisation Mobile Social & Behavioural Change (MSBC). The white paper and the working paper present key areas where mobiles are contributing to social and behavioural changes and the limitations, as well as the scope, for expanding the social space for mobiles. The case studies paper is based upon examples of "mobile’s power to trigger new form[s] of social identity, including cultural, political and economic identities."
USAID Evidence Summit on Population Level Behavior Change - Impact Evidence
Supporting USAID's “renewed emphasis on the application of research and evaluation to inform strategic thinking about development for low- and middle-income countries with a focus on “achieving the social and behavior changes needed to end preventable child deaths and improve under five development“. All 1,313 papers identified can be accessed, searched and filtered to your interests