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Future comforts: re-conditioning urban environments

Professor E Shove | Sociology | 01 April 2003

Vast quantities of energy are required to heat or cool buildings to provide what are now regarded as acceptable standards of thermal comfort. This project examines the link between global warming and the technologies and conventions of indoor environ ...

Understanding and using self-generated validity to promote behaviour change

Professor Mark Conner | Psychology | 28 June 2010

Self-generated validity (sgv) describes the finding that asking participants to report their intention to perform a behaviour (eg, "do you intend to donate blood? ") causes greater subsequent performance of that behaviour compared to not asking about ...

The individual in the group: social identity and the dynamics of change

Professor Stephen Alexander Haslam | Psychology | 01 January 2007

In today's world, identities are increasingly in flux. Organisations, communities, and families are more fluid now than ever before, and the redefinition of established social identities and the development of new ones contributes to increasing anxie ...

Behaviour change for policymaking and delivery.

Dr Rachel Mccloy | Psychology | 01 February 2010

The main goal of this fellowship is to work to make the current state-of-the-art in behavioural economics and behaviour change readily available to a broad audience, and, in particular to provide those working in government with a tool-kit of behavio ...

Understanding behavioural responses to infectious disease outbreaks.

Dr Jonathan Read | No Lead Discipline | 20 May 2009

How people behave, interact and travel during an epidemic could limit or exacerbate their risk of infection. In the event of a serious influenza pandemic many people may adopt precautionary behaviour, such as absenteeism from work. The cost to the uk ...

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