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Neuroliberalism – The Book

We are pleased to announce that our new book Neuroliberalism: Behavioural Government in the Twenty First Century is due out towards the end of the summer. Review: ‘Indispensable and provocative reading for everyone interested in behavioral science, and its growing impact on everyday life. A terrific, fact-filled overview, it is also genuinely original, and it manages […]

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Technology Justice

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences Centenary Lecture Series Technology Justice – why it’s time to reboot our relationship with technology Simon Trace CBE 7pm Tuesday 14th March 2017 A6 – Llandinam Building Department of Geography and Earth Sciences Aberystwyth University Technology underpins human development. We need access to it to provide the very basics […]

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Mindfulness Conference

Mindfulness – Adaptations, Ethics and Impact All Wales Event – Aberystwyth University, supported by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University Friday 2nd September 2016 9.30-4.30 What ethical issues should we consider as mindfulness interventions expand into different and diverse contexts? How can Mindfulness have impact and support more systemic change in Wales […]

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Home Energy Coaching

A fascinating new report has just been published on energy behaviours and home coaching  entitled Relationship experts – Behaviour Change and Home Energy Coaching. The report is the product of a six month research project run by Ymlaen Ceredigion, in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Aberystwyth University. Drawing on the insights of the behavioural sciences the […]

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Mindfulness and Behaviour Change – Exploring the Connections

Our third Mindfulness and Behaviour Change trial report if now available to download here: MBCEPPfinal This Report should be read alongside our other trial findings: Report 1 Report 2 and our synthesis report Synthesis Report

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Following a highly engaging Parliamentary launch we are pleased to announce that the final report on our mindfulness trials if now out. This report provides a summary of our research into the connections between mindfulness and behavioural insights. The full report can be downloaded here Mindfulness Behaviour Change and Decision Making_Final Report. We would like to acknowledge […]

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Mind the GAP

We are delighted to share our latest report mindfulnessreportGAPfinal related to our ongoing work exploring the connections between mindfulness and behaviour change. This report was produced in collaboration with the environmental charity Global Action Plan (GAP). It should be read alongside our previous report produced in liaison with the Welsh government As you will see, the report raises […]

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Mindfulness developments

The last two month have been a busy time in relation to our ongoing mindfulness research. Rachel Lilley has been working hard to complete our 5th workplace based mindfulness programme with staff from Ogilvy Mather. In addition, Rachel and Jessica Pykett attended the Westminster launch of the Mindful Nation Report . This report provides a fascinating […]

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Brain Culture

Jessica Pykett’s new book Brain Culture: Shaping Policy Through Neuroscience is now out! This unique book offers a timely analysis of the impact of rapidly advancing knowledge about the brain, mind and behaviour on contemporary public policy and practice. Examining developments in behaviour change policies, neuroscience, architecture and urban design, education, and workplace training programmes the […]

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Archiving Nudge

The novelty of behaviour change ideas and practices tends to give them something of a contemporary feel. In this context it is easy to overlook the complex and contested history of this movement. Two books that I recently started to read promise to offer some valuable insights into the scientific and political histories of the behaviour change […]

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