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    Getting over the hill – encouraging middle-aged Singaporean women to exercise

Getting over the hill – encouraging middle-aged Singaporean women to exercise

By Anna Meadows

Physical inactivity is a global issue.  As one of the 4 main risk factors for non-communicable diseases it has become a focus for governments worldwide. The problem is greater in countries with high GDP and Singapore is no exception; 54% of adult Singaporeans are reported to be ‘physically inactive’. One of the least active segments is women […]

By |June 6th, 2017|Events|

Do Emotions Overwhelm Probability in Decision Making?

By Joe Wiggins

Emotions have been a central area of focus for researchers seeking a descriptive account of individual decision making, with a particular point of interest the relationship with probability (Loewenstein, Weber, Hsee & Welch, 2001).  It has been contended that in emotive situations individuals are prone to ignore or neglect probability, and focus instead on the affect-rich outcome […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Events|

Would I lie to you?

By Dr Doron Samuell

The most appealing aspect of the Masters in Behavioural Science program for me, was the opportunity to undertake research that was relevant, impactful and could contribute to the evolving discipline of behavioural economics. I was fortunate to be working with a progressive financial services company who were willing to join me on this journey.

My research was […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Events|

Eating for the Environment

by Linda Bacon

We all know that our behaviour has an impact on the environment.  Every day, there are people switching to energy efficient light bulbs, reusing plastic bags and recycling rubbish.  But did you know that you can reduce your environmental footprint by changing what you eat?  The purpose of this research was to test something which might influence […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Events|

Retirement: are you looking forward to it.. or fearing it?

By Martin Sykes

the very start of my career in financial services, I attended a residential sales course. The course lasted two weeks and was designed to impart the skills required to advise on and sell the financial products offered by my new employer.

Although my own sales career was short-lived, many of the things that I was taught on that […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Events|
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    Paying Attention? An enquiry into the impact of interruptions on task performance and well-being

Paying Attention? An enquiry into the impact of interruptions on task performance and well-being

By Ian Burbidge

Whereas in the 20th Century much of the wealth that was created went to those who controlled real estate and oil, many argue that in the twenty-first century it will go to those who control our attention. We find ourselves hooked on the variable rewards of messages, notifications and likes, subconsciously seeking the dopamine hit these intermittent […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Events|

Mind the Gap: Making a difference, four questions at a time

By Andreas Priestland

If you could get 10% more people to do what they say they would by asking four questions, would you do it? What about if it concerned an annual spend of over £3billion?

According to official statistics, in 2013 UK employers spent over £3billion on third party suppliers of training. 42% of companies said they would have spent […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Events|
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    The LSE Executive MSc in Behavioural Science Alumni Society: the beginning of a journey together

The LSE Executive MSc in Behavioural Science Alumni Society: the beginning of a journey together

Paul Dolan, Matteo M Galizzi, Therese Holmqvist

Today the students of the third cohort of the LSE Executive MSc in Behavioural Science (in the picture) are attending the last day of the final taught course at the LSE. It seems like yesterday when they came in for the first taught course last September. They have been a wonderful cohort of […]

By |April 7th, 2017|Events|

Event: Behavioural Science and Policy

On the 12th of December the Behavioural Science Hub held it’s first event. Professor Paul Dolan (Professor of Behavioural Science and Director of Executive MSc Behavioural Science at the LSE) was in conversation with Lord Gus O’ Donnell (former Cabinet Secretary, 2005-2011 and Chair of the Academic Advisory Panel for the Behavioural Insights Team). The discussion was chaired by Julia Black (Professor […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Events|

A new subject pool

by Heather Kappes, Assistant Professor, Department of Management

 

A group of participants available to participate in research studies at a given location is often referred to as a subject pool. For instance, the LSE’s Behavioural Research Lab has a pool of potential participants made up of students, staff, and local individuals.

On October 2nd Matteo Galizzi and I did some research […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Events, Research|