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Behavioural Science in Practice

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Behavioural Science In Practice

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May 1—3
3 days
London, UK
GBP 3700 ≈USD 4807
GBP 1233 per day
Sep 9—11
3 days
London, UK
GBP 3700 ≈USD 4807
GBP 1233 per day

Description

An immersive five-day executive programme run by Warwick Business School and the Behavioural Insights Team, introducing key principles from behavioural science and how to apply them to real world problems

Addressing most issues in society, from daily challenges to complex problems, requires an understanding of how and why people behave the way they do in relation to themselves and others.

Behavioural science has revolutionised how we approach these problems by challenging traditional models of behaviour and providing a more realistic understanding of what drives our decisions.

Governments, businesses and charities across the world are now using insights and methods from behavioural science to transform the way they work.

Benefits:

You will learn about key principles and current thinking in behavioural science, and how to apply them to research, design and test ideas. The course emphasises practical application, so that what you learn is directly transferable back into your workplace.

Learning outcomes:

  • Uncover the drivers of choice and human decision making by exploring key findings of behavioural science and cognitive and social psychology
  • Understand how, when, and why human behaviour deviates from “rational” economic models, and learn how to apply that to different business sectors
  • Learn how behavioural science has been applied in practice by public and private sector organisations
  • With reference to your own sector, design a behavioural science intervention that can tackle a live problem
  • Improve your solutions based on feedback and guidance from world-leading experts, producing a revised and improved intervention.

Content

Each day, you will learn about both theory and practice, while being encouraged to work on your live challenges as briefs.

Day 1: Introduction to key concepts, Beliefs, Decision-making, Introducing the TEST methodology: TARGET, Case study/Group activity

Day 2: Preferences, Bitesize behavioural science, EXPLORE, SOLUTION, Case study/Group activity

Day 3: Bitesize behavioural science, TRIAL, Case study/Group activity, personal project application - turning theory into practice

Who should attend

This programme is for anyone who wants to learn and apply behavioural science to their work and improve outcomes for others, for example:

  • Civil servants involved in the formulation of local and national policies
  • Consultants helping customers to improve efficiency
  • Managers responsible for addressing challenges in their organisation
  • Designers and developers creating new products and ventures.

Experts

Biography I took my first degree in English & American Literature from the University of Kent at Canterbury and then completed my Ph.D at Birkbeck College, University of London.  I have taught at Exeter University, the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Northampton University and Lancaster Un...
Biography Nick Chater joined WBS in 2010, after holding chairs in psychology at Warwick and UCL. He has over 200 publications, has won four national awards for psychological research, and has served as Associate Editor for the journals Cognitive Science, Psychological Review, and Psychological S...
Biography Ed is Behavioural Design Lead at WBS, applying insights and methods from behavioural science to support the design of products and services with a social purpose. He previously led the Behavioural Design Lab, a partnership between WBS and Design Council, and now focuses on ways to supp...

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