BBS GRP Small Grant Scheme has reopened for applications!
The Behaviour, Brain & Society GRP Small Grant Scheme has now reopened for applications!
Pump-priming Funds for Police-Related Research
The Brain, Behaviour and Society GRPLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window has granted COPR a small pot of money (£5000) to support Warwick researchers who are conducting interdisciplinary police-related research.
If you're a Warwick researcher and have a small pilot project, workshop, panel discussion, seminar series, impact activity etc you wish to launch between now and 31 July, 2023, and require a small amount of financial support, please contact Profs Jackie Hodgson (Jackie.Hodgson@warwick.ac.uk) and Kim Wade (K.A.Wade@warwick.ac.uk). The fund is available to support pump-priming activities such as research assistance for literature reviews, pilot projects, uniting potential collaborators, or co-creation with non-academic stakeholders.
Send Profs Jackie Hodgson and Kim Wade a 1-page (max) outline of your project objectives, description of activities, intended outputs, timeline and brief budget.
The fund is available to support Warwick researchers at all stages in their career, including PhD students.
WBIT Collaboration with LSE & UCL for Careers Fair
The Warwick Behavioural Insights Team (WBIT) are working with LSE and UCL to host the first London Behavioural Sciences careers fair for students across the UK.
The careers fair will take place on the 21st March 2023 in The Royal Society in central London. Through attending, employers will meet and connect with 200+ students from top UK universities who are passionate about pursuing a career in behavioural science.
More information on this event can be found here.
Call for Forces to Participate in New Research
Call for Forces to Participate in New Research
Rebecca Plimmer is a PhD student in the Psychology Department at Warwick University. Rebecca’s research explores the extent to which individual factors, such as officer and suspect demographic’s, behaviour, personality traits, and values, best predict attitudes about violence (e.g., rape and sexual assault/violence against women, racial discrimination, violent ideation) and decision making (i.e., use of force acceptability and reporting). Rebecca is aiming to obtain a sample of over 500 police officers from forces across England and Wales. Her project has received Chief Officer approval from West Mercia and the research is under review at West Midlands and Warwickshire Police. If this research is something you would be interested in taking part in, advertising, or know of any other police forces/contacts who may be interested in take part, please contact Rebecca (Rebecca.email@example.com).
For further information, see here.
Congratulations to University of Warwick's Professor Andrew Oswald named as 'Nobel Prize class’ researcher
Professor Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics and Behavioural Science at the University of Warwick, has been named a Citation Laureate by the prestigious Institute of Scientific Information, for his pioneering contributions to the economics of happiness and well-being.
Professor Oswald joins an esteemed group of world-class researchers to receive the honour, many of whom have gone on to receive a Nobel Prize.
For more information on this, please see here.
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Latest Results from World Wellbeing Panel Survey
In December 2021, members of the World Wellbeing Panel were asked for their views on two statements relating to the recently formulated concept of WELLBYs. As defined by the UK Treasury: “A WELLBY equates to a one-point change in life satisfaction on a 0-10 scale, per person per year.”1 It is related to the concept of Happiness Adjusted Life Years (HALYs)2, also called Happy Life Years, or Happy life-expectancy, for which time series exist.3
The two statements were as follows:
(i) "The WELLBY cost-benefit methodology will soon become a standard tool for policy development and evaluations in the state bureaucracy of most OECD countries"; and
(ii) "The WELLBY cost-benefit methodology as it is now adopted by the UK and New Zealand bureaucracy will give a greater weight to mental health, social relations, and the environment in cost-benefit calculations than the classic economic methods it replaces."
16 of the World Wellbeing Panelists responded.
Dementia on the rise worldwide: An explainer and research roundup
Research reveals how people respond to government messaging about Covid
How behavioural experiments boost sustainable leadership
Global Issue of Mental Health
The cost of mental health conditions (and related consequences) is projected to rise to $6 trillion globally by 2030, from $2.5 trillion in 2010, according to a study published by the World Economic Forum and the Harvard School of Public Health. That would make the cost of poor mental health greater than that of cancer, diabetes, and respiratory ailments combined. Now, as people around the world contend with stress and social restrictions related to COVID-19, mental health has become a particular area of concern for policy-makers and health professionals.
When we see a politician smirk, we all know exactly what it means. At least we think we do, explains Dr Elisabeth Blagrove from the University of Warwick’s Department of Psychology.
How neuroscience can help with financial misconduct