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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

One-Day-Conference: New directions in Psychology of Behaviour Change

03.07.2018, by Tina Keil in announcement

October 3rd, 2018 at Radboud University
Registration deadline: September 1st, 2018

BSI Radboud University
BSI Radboud University

Solving large societal problems requires interventions that establish long-lasting human behaviour change. Examples include: promoting environmentally friendly behaviour, promoting healthy lifestyles and well-being, increasing diversity and reducing prejudice, and increasing active citizenship. The goal of this conference is to inspire both scholars and practitioners to think about new directions in the field of behaviour change research. One important challenge is to move from creating incidental changes in behaviour toward sustainable behaviour change. The conference is organized to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the psychology master specialisation Behaviour Change at Radboud University, and is open to scientists, practitioners and students.


In the morning session, scientists and practitioners are invited to present their applied or fundamental research on behaviour change in a poster session, especially with regard to the themes just described. Presenters are encouraged to discuss new directions as well as the degree to which any observed changes in behaviour might be lasting.

In the afternoon, prominent international scholars in the field including Robert Cialdini (author of Influence), Susan Michie (author of The Behaviour Change Wheel), and Ralph Hertwig (author of Boosting versus Nudging: Empowering good decisions), will give keynote addresses. Moreover, Radboud behaviour change experts Rick van Baaren and Matthijs van Leeuwen (authors of Hidden Persuasion) will emphasize the importance of authentic motivation. Harm Veling, researcher at the BSI and chair of the master specialisation Behaviour Change, will try to identify new directions and shared views on how to establish lasting behaviour change.

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