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Posts tagged "nudge theory"
“APPY” NEW YEAR: self-surveillance, big brother and the worried well

“APPY” NEW YEAR: self-surveillance, big brother and the worried well

I got a new watch for Christmas. It tells me how far I walk each day, how many calories I burn off through movement and it reminds me to stand up and move around every hour. It rewards me when... More…
Public Health and Behaviour Change: from naïve sociology to naïve psychology

Public Health and Behaviour Change: from naïve sociology to naïve psychology

One of the age-old problems for ‘public health’ has always been how to get people to adopt more healthy behaviours. How can citizens be persuaded to vaccinate themselves, eat healthier food or avoid obvious harms such as smoking? Of course... More…