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Nudge or Think: What works best for our society?

08 November 2012

If approached in the right way, citizens are willing to change their behaviour and do more to help themselves and others, according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc...

Empowered citizens or hopeful bystanders?

20 March 2012

The new political appetite for 'localism' in town planning has triggered anxiety within local communities and amongst those charged with making it work, according to new research funded by the economi...

Planned actions improve the way we process information

24 January 2012

Preparing to act in a particular way can improve the way we process information, and this has potential implications for those with learning disabilities according to research funded by the economic a...

Fathers find financial crisis hits family life

27 June 2011

The esrc-funded research study 'changing lives and times' has explored the impact of the financial crisis on the daily lives and future plans of new fathers, finding that several men were making signi...

Red Nose Day leads the way for future giving

01 April 2011

The comic relief appeal achieves a remarkable amount of support with around six million people buying red noses. Donations to this cause have increased five-fold between 1988 when the first red nose d...

Words matter in public health

25 January 2011

Giving people a sense of being in control is an important element in health messages, according to researchers at nottingham and de montfort universities.

Is it possible to eradicate homelessness?

25 January 2011

A major new £692,000 research initiative launches today with the aim of informing government policy and practice and finding solutions to bring vulnerable homeless people in from the margins of our so...

Government overseas aid is no bar to individual giving

25 January 2011

Greater government aid to overseas development charities does not discourage individual giving, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc). Fears that increasi...

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