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    FamilyTime: How a smartphone application can help families break dysfunctional smartphone habits

FamilyTime: How a smartphone application can help families break dysfunctional smartphone habits

By Jörg Macke

A summary of a group project carried out by Jörg in collaboration with Soesja Vogels, Claudia Figueroa and Camille Ong as part of their MSc Psychology of Economic Life.  

We all know what it is like living in today’s digitalised society. A short look at your phone can turn into an hour-long scroll.  Riding the crowded underground in London, […]

By |July 1st, 2019|Events|

Liking, Sharing and Commenting Our Way to Zero Privacy

By Hayley Geary

A summary of a group project carried out by Hayley in collaboration with Lara Neervoort and Roni Turkenitchas as part of their MSc Psychology of Economic Life.  

What can behavioural science tell us about why we use Facebook? 

Your data is their currency

Within the last decade, social media platforms have become increasingly embedded in our daily lives. The largest […]

By |June 28th, 2019|Events|

Winning the Hearts (and Wallets) of Ethical Consumers

Written by: Kimberly Richter

A summary of a group project carried out by Kimberly in collaboration with Lindsey Depledge, Joana Asshauer and Panuwat Sajjaviriyakul as part of their MSc Psychology of Economic Life.  

Imagine yourself in the aisles of Tesco, picking out ingredients to make your best friend a birthday cake. Whilst filling your shopping cart, you eye the sugars and […]

By |June 17th, 2019|Events|

From Theory to Practice

Moving from theory to practice is something that students in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (PBS) are continuously encouraged to do.

For example, earlier this academic year, as part of the core course on the MSc Psychology of Economic Life Programme (PEL), groups of MSc students in PBS were asked to demonstrate their knowledge of theories learned in the course […]

By |June 17th, 2019|Events|
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    Green with satisfaction: can pro-environmental action promote both personal and planetary wellbeing?

Green with satisfaction: can pro-environmental action promote both personal and planetary wellbeing?

by Dr Kate Laffan

The landmark report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in October 2018 emphasised the need for a widespread shift towards more sustainable lifestyles if we are to limit global warming to the 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and avoid the catastrophic consequences that warming beyond that level is expected to entail.

The pro-environmental actions involved in such […]

By |October 12th, 2018|Events|

Seeing red, acting green? Winning Gold!

A huge congrats to Behavioural Science Hub affiliate Ganga Shreedhar for winning the LSE Festival’s Reseach Poster Competition with her poster entitled ‘Seeing red, acting green? The impact of biodiversity conservation videos on charitable donations and affect’.  The poster presents a study that Ganga carried out in the Behavioural Research Lab in collaboration with her PhD supervisor Professor Susana Mourato (Head […]

By |March 8th, 2018|Events|

I have enough when…

By Dr. Kate Laffan

As part of the LSE festival last week The Behavioural Science Hub Team were let loose on the walls of The New Academic Building. A lick of chalk paint later, the LSE community and visitors to the festival were given the opportunity to respond to the following question:

Poverty, unemployment, poor housing and ignorance can all be great […]

By |February 26th, 2018|Events|

Behavioural science for the next generation

By Dr. Heather Kappes, Department of Management    

Behavioural science is fascinating, right? The self-selected sample of people reading this blog would probably agree. But what do kids think? When they’re not busy planning their careers as firefighters, football stars, or veterinarians—can they understand basic principles of behavioural science, and do they find this kind of science interesting?

The answer probably depends […]

By |October 4th, 2017|Events|
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    Bringing Young People Into the LSE Behavioural Research Lab: BRL-Junior Research Day

Bringing Young People Into the LSE Behavioural Research Lab: BRL-Junior Research Day

I recently invited young people into our lab for the first time, as part of a combined research and public engagement event. This wouldn’t have been possible without the wonderful help of a team of volunteer student research assistants. These students shared their knowledge about the ins and outs of LSE as well as about behavioural science with our […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Events|

The role of culture in reactions to risk and uncertainty

By Sulav Saha

Growing up in Australia as part of a minority made me aware of certain family traits that were different to social norms, in particular when it came to our greater risk aversion.  This was further perplexing when I found our reactions and attitudes to be more risk averse when compared to my cousins that remain in my […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Events|