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Below is a range of recent publications by members of our Behavioural Science Group members. For a full list, see our WRAP publication feed.





Alempaki, Despoina, Colman, A., Kölle, F., Loomes, Graham and Pulford, B. D. (2021) Investigating the failure to best respond in experimental games. Experimental Economics . doi:10.1007/s10683-021-09725-8 (In Press)

Alempaki, Despoina, Doğan, Gönül and Yang, Yang (2021) Lying in a foreign language? Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 185 . pp. 946-961. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2020.10.027

Bell, Colette, Muhammad, Abdul Hadi, Khanal, Saval and Paudyal, Vibhu (2021) Prescribing patterns and costs associated with erectile dysfunction drugs in England : a time trend analysis. BJGP Open . bjgpopen20X101145. doi:10.3399/bjgpopen20X101145 (In Press)

Grimani, Aikaterini, Bonell, Chris, Michie, Susan, Antonopoulou, Vivi, Kelly, Michael P. and Vlaev, Ivo (2021) Effect of prosocial public health messages for population behaviour change in relation to respiratory infections : a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open, 11 (1). e044763. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044763

Grimani, Aikaterini, Goffe, Louis, Tang, Mei Yee, Beyer, Fiona, Sniehotta , Falko and Vlaev, Ivo (2021) Effectiveness of personal letters to healthcare professionals in changing professional behaviours : a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 10 . 94. doi:10.1186/s13643-021-01650-4

Luckman, Ashley, Zeitoun, Hossam, Isoni, Andrea, Loomes, Graham, Vlaev, Ivo, Powdthavee, Nattavudh and Read, Daniel (2021) Risk compensation during COVID-19 : the impact of face mask usage on social distancing. Journal of Experimental Psychology : Applied . doi:10.1037/xap0000382 (In Press)

McKenna, R., Weinand, J. M., Mulalic, I., Petrović, S., Mainzer, K., Preis, Tobias and Moat, Helen Susannah (2021) Scenicness assessment of onshore wind sites with geotagged photographs and impacts on approval and cost-efficiency. Nature Energy . doi:10.1038/s41560-021-00842-5 (In Press)

Mohammed, Eeman, Khanal, Saval, Jalal, Zahraa, Cheema, Ejaz, Abutaleb, Mohammed H. and Paudyal, Vibhu (2021) Perceived barriers and facilitators to uptake of non-traditional roles by pharmacists in Saudi Arabia and implications for COVID-19 pandemic and beyond : a qualitative study using Theoretical Domain Framework. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, 14 (1). 25. doi:10.1186/s40545-021-00307-w

Muggleton, N., Parpart, P., Newall, Philip, Leake, D., Gathergood, J. and Stewart, Neil (2021) The association between gambling and financial, social, and health outcomes in big financial data. Nature Human Behaviour, 5 . pp. 319-326. doi:10.1038/s41562-020-01045-w

Mujcic, Redzo and Frijters, Paul (2021) The colour of a free ride. The Economic Journal, 131 (634). pp. 970-999. doi:10.1093/ej/ueaa090

Potter, Ashley, Chinegwundoh, Frank and Vlaev, Ivo (2021) Can targeting women with behavioural science 'nudges' help black men to find out more about their high risk of contracting prostate cancer? Patient Education and Counseling . doi:10.1016/j.pec.2021.03.014 (In Press)

Sanborn, Adam N., Heller, K., Austerweil, J. L. and Chater, Nick (2021) REFRESH : a new approach to modeling dimensional biases in perceptual similarity and categorization. Psychological Review . (In Press)

Schmidtke, Kelly, Kudrna, Laura, Quinn, Laura, Vlaev, Ivo, Hemmings, Karla and Lilford, Richard (2021) An online randomised controlled trial and survey of behavioural factors influencing patient willingness to attend a video consultation. British Journal of Health Psychology . doi:10.1111/bjhp.12545 (In Press)

Vohra, Neha, Hadi, Muhammad Abdul, Khanal, Saval, Kurmi, Om P. and Paudyal, Vibhu (2021) Impact of deprivation, dementia prevalence and regional demography on prescribing of anti‐dementia drugs in England : a time trend analysis. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology . doi:10.1111/bcp.14782 (In Press)

Vomfell, Lara and Stewart, Neil (2021) Officer bias, over-patrolling, and ethnic disparities in stop and search. Nature Human Behaviour . doi:10.1038/s41562-020-01029-w (In Press)

Yemiscigil, Ayse, Whillans, Ashley and Powdthavee, Nattavudh (2021) The effects of retirement on sense of purpose in life : crisis or opportunity? Psychological Science . (In Press)


Journal Article

Borovoi, L.Schmidtke, Kelly and Vlaev, Ivo (2020) The effects of feedback valance and progress monitoring on goal striving. Current Psychology . doi:10.1007/s12144-020-00925-8 (In Press)

Chater, Nick and Vlaev, Ivo (2020) The fragmentation of vision. Leonardo . (In Press)

Chater, NickZhu, Jian-QiaoSpicer, JakeSundh, JoakimLeón-Villagrá, Pablo and Sanborn, Adam N. (2020) Probabilistic biases meet the Bayesian brain. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29 (5). pp. 506-512. doi:10.1177/0963721420954801

Denrell, Jerker and Kovacs, Balazs (2020) The ecology of management concepts. Strategy Science, 5 (4). pp. 293-368. doi:10.1287/stsc.2020.0108

Grimani, AikateriniGavine, Anna and Moncur, Wendy (2020) An evidence synthesis of covert online strategies regarding intimate partner violence. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse . doi:10.1177/1524838020957985 (In Press)

Grimani, AikateriniGavine, Anna and Moncur, Wendy (2020) An evidence synthesis of strategies, enablers and barriers for keeping secrets online regarding the procurement and supply of illicit drugs. International Journal of Drug Policy, 75 . 102621. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.102621

Hafner, Rebecca J.Elmes, David and Read, Daniel (2020) Exploring the role of alignability effects in promoting uptake of energy-efficient technologies. Journal of Experimental Psychology : Applied . doi:10.1037/xap0000253 (In Press)

Machia, LuciaPlagnol, Anke and Powdthavee, Nattavudh (2020) Buying happiness in an unequal world : rank of income more strongly predicts well-being in more unequal countries. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46 (5). pp. 769-780. doi:10.1177/0146167219877413

McDonald, RebeccaMullett, Timothy L. and Tsuchiya, Aki (2020) Understanding the composite dimensions of the EQ-5D : an experimental approach. Social Science & Medicine, 265 . 113323. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113323

Miller, SamMoat, Helen Susannah and Preis, Tobias (2020) Using aircraft location data to estimate current economic activity. Scientific Reports, 10 (1). 7576. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-63734-w

Mullett, Timothy L.Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.) and McDonald, Rebecca (2020) Cooperation in public goods games predicts behaviour in incentive-matched binary dilemmas : evidence for stable pro-sociality. Economic Inquiry, 58 (1). pp. 67-85. doi:10.1111/ecin.12796

Mullett, Timothy L.Brown, Gordon D. A.Fincher, Corey L.Kosinski, Michal and Stillwell, David (2020) Individual-level analyses of the impact of parasite stress on personality : reduced openness only for older individuals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46 (1). pp. 79-93. doi:10.1177/0146167219843918

Preis, TobiasBotta, Federico and Moat, Helen Susannah (2020) Sensing global tourism numbers with millions of publicly shared online photographs. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 52 (3). pp. 471-477. 0308518X1987277. doi:10.1177/0308518X19872772

Read, Daniel (2020) The five games of Mr Edgar Allan Poe : a study of strategic thought in “The Purloined Letter”. Rationality and Society . (In Press)

Sah, Sunita and Read, Daniel (2020) Mind the (information) gap : strategic nondisclosure by marketers and interventions to increase consumer deliberation. Journal of Experimental Psychology : Applied, 26 (3). pp. 432-452. doi:10.1037/xap0000260

Schmidtke, KellyElliott, A.Patel, K.King, D. and Vlaev, Ivo (2020) A randomized controlled trial to evaluate interventions designed to improve university students’ subjective financial wellness in England. Journal of Financial Counselling and Planning . doi:10.1891/JFCP-19-00014 (In Press)

Schmidtke, KellyVlaev, IvoKabbani, S.Klauznicer, H.Baasiri, A.Osseiran, A.El Rifai, G.Fares, H.Saleh, N. and Makki, F. (2020) An exploratory randomized controlled trial evaluating text prompts in Lebanon to encourage health‐seeking behavior for hypertension. International Journal of Clinical Practice . doi:10.1111/ijcp.13669

Shrestha, SunilShrestha, SudipKC, BhuvanSapkota, BinayaKhadka, AnilKhanal, Saval and Koller, Michael (2020) Translation and cultural adaptation of EORTC QLQ-LC 29 into Nepalese language for lung cancer patients in Nepal. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, 4 (1). 46. doi:10.1186/s41687-020-00205-w

Taj, UmarSchmidtke, KellyVlaev, Ivo and Read, Daniel (2020) Choice of methods can determine which behavioral determinates are identified for targeting. Journal of Health Psychology . (In Press)

Thompson, Andrew D.Elahi, FarahRealpe, AlbaBirchwood, MaxTaylor, DavidVlaev, IvoLeahy, Fiona and Bucci, Sandra (2020) A feasibility and acceptability trial of social cognitive therapy in early psychosis delivered through a virtual world : The VEEP study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11 . 219. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00219

Book Item

Grimani, Aikaterini and Gotsis, George (2020) Fostering inclusive organizations through virtuous leadership. In: Marques, Joan, (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Inclusive Leadership. Routledge companions to business, management and accounting . New York, NY London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 78-98. ISBN 9780429294396

Schmidtke, Kelly and Vlaev, Ivo (2020) Nudge theory. In: Ragin, D. F. and Keenan, J. P., (eds.) Handbook of Research Methods in Health Psychology. New York, NY: Routledge, pp. 414-427. ISBN 9781138595347

Journal Item

Chater, Nick (2020) Facing up to the uncertainties of Covid-19. Nature Human Behaviour, 4 (5). 439. doi:10.1038/s41562-020-0865-2


Bartlett, M., Edmunds, Charlotte, Belpaeme, Tony, Thill, Serge and Lemaignan, Severin (2019) "What can you see? Identifying cues on internal states from the movements of natural social interactions". Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 6.49

Brookes, Olivia, Brown, Celia A., Tarrant, Carolyn, Archer, Julian, Buckley, Duncan, Buckley, Lisa Marie, Clement, Ian, Evison, Felicity, Gao Smith, Fang, Gibbins, Chris et al. (2019) "Patient experience and reflective learning (PEARL) : a mixed methods protocol for staff insight development in acute and intensive care medicine in the UK". BMJ Open, 9 (7)
Powdthavee, Nattavudh, Plagnol, Anke, Frijters, Paul and Clark, Andrew E. (2019) "Who got the Brexit blues? The effect of Brexit on subjective wellbeing in the UK". Economica, 86 (343). pp. 471-494
Safra, Zvi, Ma, Sinong and Melkonyan, Tigran A. (2019) "Is allocation affected by the perception of others' irresponsible behavior and by ambiguity?" Risk Analysis, 39. pp. 2182-2196
Melis, Alicia P. and Tomasello, Michael (2019) "Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) develop a successful communicative strategy to collaborate." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286 (1901)