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Nudge is no magic fix. The potential consequences of behavioural interventions need to be weighed carefully based on an understanding of underlying behavioural processes

van der Linden, Sander (2011) Nudge is no magic fix. The potential consequences of behavioural interventions need to be weighed carefully based on an understanding of underlying behavioural processes. British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 Jul 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last week the Lords Science and Technology Committee published their report on how the government uses behavioural change interventions. In light of this report Sander van der Linden questions whether the ‘science’ of nudging, which is often based on social-psychological theories, will change the population’s behaviour. He argues that more weight should be given to a wider range of factors, including neurological research.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
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Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 12:46
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37988/

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