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Use caution when applying behavioural science to policy

IJzerman, Hans, Lewis Jr, Neil A., Przybylski, Andrew K., Weinstein, Netta, DeBruine, Lisa, Ritchie, Stuart J. and Vazire, Simine 2020. Use caution when applying behavioural science to policy. Nature Human Behaviour 4 , pp. 1092-1094. 10.1038/s41562-020-00990-w
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Social and behavioural scientists have attempted to speak to the COVID-19 crisis. But is behavioural research on COVID-19 suitable for making policy decisions? We offer a taxonomy that lets our science advance in ‘evidence readiness levels’ to be suitable for policy. We caution practitioners to take extreme care translating our findings to applications.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 2397-3374
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 14 October 2020
Date of Acceptance: 29 September 2020
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2020 18:11

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