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'Better off, as judged by themselves': do people support nudges as a method to change their own behavior?

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In this study, we investigated how people evaluate behavioral interventions (BIs) that are targeted at themselves, aiming to promote their own health and wellbeing. We compared the impact on people's assessments of the acceptability of using BIs to change their own behavior of: the transparency of the BI (transparent or opaque); the designer of the BI (researchers, government policy-makers, advertisers); and three types of arguments regarding their efficacy (positive, positive + negative, neg...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/bpp.2020.6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0706-1618
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Behavioural Public Policy More from this journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
25 - 54
Publication date:
2020-05-07
Acceptance date:
2020-02-19
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EISSN:
2398-0648
ISSN:
2398-063X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1103389
Local pid:
pubs:1103389
Deposit date:
2020-06-03

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