Behavioural Design For Good: Insights and Workshop (November 22, 6pm @ the UCD Geary Institute) Do you want to learn how to design for positive change using behavioural science insights? Looking for an actionable ethical framework for design based on rigorous academic insights? Interested in a new behavioural diagnostic tool that focuses on the business, social or environmental problem, and addresses misjudgement traps practitioners face in designing solutions? Hear from the frontiers of applied behavioural science through leading academics on the topic of the ethics of nudging, the Co-Founder of the Global Association of Applied Behavioural Scientists (GAABS), [...]
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Why behavioral science needs philosophy – and vice versa (Prof Erik Angner) We are glad to announce a free UCD Economics and BSP Seminar with Erik Angner, Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University. Prof Angner will talk about the relationship between (behavioural) science and philosophy. All further details are below. Everybody is welcome to attend and registration is not necessary. Time and Date: Wednesday, October 25th at 2pm. Place: Theatre L024 - Mason Hayes in the UCD Sutherland School of Law. Title: Why behavioral science needs philosophy – and vice versa. Abstract: In 1976, Mario Bunge [...]
Call for papers Submit your abstract here (this is a link) We are glad to announce that the 16th Annual Irish Conference on Economics and Psychology will be held on Thursday, December 14th, 2023 at the UCD Smurfit School on the UCD Blackrock Campus (directions here). The conference is organised by a team of researchers from the Marketing Subject Area at the UCD Smurfit School (which also hosts the UCD Behavioural Research Lab) and the UCD Behavioural Science and Policy Group at the Geary Institute. The purpose of the conference is to develop the links between Economics, Psychology, and [...]
We are hosting a Workshop on "Behavioural Public Policy and Participatory Governance" that will take place in Dublin, Ireland on June 05/06, 2023. We are thankful for funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In-person registration: Please click here if you would like to join us in person. Logistics: The workshop will be free of charge and we will cover catering, venue, and dinner for the speakers. You will need to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements. We plan to meet on Monday the 5th (the bank holiday) for lunch and finish on Tuesday the 6th by 5pm. [...]
We are glad to announce that the 15th annual one day conference on Economics and Psychology will be held on Friday, December 16th, 2022 in person at the TU Dublin and online on Teams. The purpose of the conference is to develop the links between Economics, Psychology, and cognate disciplines throughout Ireland. A special theme of these events is the implications of behavioural economics for public policy. To facilitate a large number of presentations and sufficient time for chats during the breaks, each presentation will be rather short. A limited number of places will be available for in-person participation. [...]
We are hosting a Workshop on "Behavioural Science and Sustainable Food Consumption" that will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on Wednesday, October 26th, 1pm to 5pm. We are thankful for funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Environmental Policy at UCD. The aim of the workshop is to bring together behavioural scientists who work on sustainable food consumption. The workshop will offer opportunities to present our research on the topic, to explore opportunities for future joint projects, and to reflect on the state of behavioural research in this area more generally. This is a hybrid event that will [...]
We are happy to invite submissions for the Symposium "Behaviour Change and the Future of Work" that will take place at the UCD Geary Institute Seminar Room on Friday the 7th of October, 2022. Aims: The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers from the behavioural sciences (e.g., economics, psychology, cognitive science, human computer interaction) to discuss new research and developments in behaviour change technologies that are relevant to the workplace. We invite researchers to showcase their work and to discuss novel research for identifying, understanding, and modifying people’s behaviours in ways that can be applied to [...]
Team members of the Behavioural Science and Policy Research Group are looking for 2 PhD students to work for 4 years on a fully funded NexSys project in the Work Package “Travel behaviour shift for short & first and last mile trips” on Travel Behaviour (1) and Transport Policy Acceptance (2). A summary is below and a PDF with all details can be downloaded here: JobDescription_NexSys_PhDTravelLastMile. Aims: The Work Package will test the effectiveness and acceptability of behavioural interventions that target car users’ motivations to use low-to-zero emission modes specifically for short distance trips and/or change contextual determinants of [...]
We are happy to host the Workshop on Online Social Influence that will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on 16 June 2022 (Thursday). This workshop is organized by the UCD Behavioural Science and Policy Group and the Stirling Behavioural Science Centre. We are thankful for funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from the behavioural sciences (economics, psychology, and cognate disciplines) to discuss new research and developments related to online social influence on beliefs, attitudes, and behaviour. This can include research on social norms, social conformity, social preferences, etc. in [...]
We are glad to announce that the 14th annual one day conference on Economics and Psychology will be held on December 14th, 2021 virtually on Zoom.The event will take place between 12pm and 5pm. The conference is jointly organised by the UCD Behavioural Science and Policy Group located at the UCD Geary Institute, the ESRI Behavioural Research Unit, and the Department for Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE.The purpose of these sessions is to develop the link between Economics, Psychology, and cognate disciplines throughout Ireland. A special theme of these events is the implications of behavioural economics for public policy. [...]