Update: Combating COVID-19 with Behavioral Insights

Poster - Combating Corona with Behavioral Insights - Behavia

We have updated our poster on behaviors related to COVID-19. It now summarizes 12 promising interventions to improve hand hygiene, social distancing and responses to information. For each intervention, the poster shows a) the idea behind the main treatment, b) respective evidence on behavioral change, c) a takeaway related to COVID-19 and d) the reference to the original study.

The idea behind the poster is to demonstrate the general potential of behavioral insights for practitioners. For a recent literature review, interested readers may take a look at Lunn et al (2020).[i]

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Behavioral Economics and the Seven Deadly Sins (Part 1)

Behavioral Insights Germany and Saudi Arabia

Kick-off for the 7th seminar on “Behavioral Economics and the Seven Deadly Sins” at Passau University, Germany. Super interactive webinar on selfishness, envy, retaliation and moral decay with lots of classic experiments. For those who are interested in the topics, below is the full syllabus of part 1. More to come soon.

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🌙Ramadan Mubarak🌙

Ramadan Mubarak. We wish you a blessed, safe and peaceful Ramadan.

We wish all of you a blessed and peaceful Ramadan and many more blissful times to come. Staysafe.

(c) Image by Tasnin Ahmad from Shutterstock.

7th Behavioral Economics and the Seven Deadly Sins

Behavioral Insights Germany and Saudi Arabia

Over the next weeks, our Managing Director Dr. Manuel Schubert will organize the 7th annual seminar on “Behavioral Economics and the Seven Deadly Sins” at Passau University, Germany.

Starting in 2014, this introductory seminar covers a broad range of topics in behavioral economics: why do we fail to stick to our plans, why do we trust others, when do we care for others, how do we perceive chance, or how do moral judgements influence our actions?

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New partnership with i-be innovation lab

Behavioral Insights Germany and Saudi ArabiaWe are very happy to announce our new partnership with i-be, a leading incubator and innovation lab in Saudi Arabia.

Together, we want to contribute to the creation of an innovative and creative entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Kingdom and apply behavioral economic insights to help startups, corporate and social innovators.

Check out i-be’s website and follow them on Twitter.

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Call for support

Call for supportCall for support: please participate in a 20 minutes survey on COVID-19 experiences and behaviors!

A well-established group of colleagues and scientists is conducting a global survey to develop a more accurate understanding of the covid19 pandemic. Please help them and join us in answering and circulating this survey.

The answers will help to inform public health responses, which can save lives. Here you will find the survey.

Combating Corona with Behavioral Insights

Poster - Combating Corona with Behavioral Insights - Behavia

We have prepared a poster summarizing ten examples on hand hygiene, prosocial behavior and awareness.

For each example, the poster shows a) the key idea behind the intervention, b) evidence on behavioral change, c) a takeaway message and d) the reference for further reading. Evidence on three examples is still missing and we would be grateful for hints on related studies.

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White Paper: Behavioral Insights for Saudi Vision 2030

Behavia - Behavioral Insights for Vision 2030

Governments around the globe have started to apply behavioral insights to boost impact and initiate behavioral change at a large scale.

In this white paper, we introduce the key concepts of this new and groundbreaking avenue in public policy and show how it can help to empower people to take ‘better’ decisions in daily life.

We present a series of cases and examples tailored to the Saudi context and discuss how behavioral insights can contribute to achieving Vision 2030.

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