How does behaviour
impact health & wellbeing?
An Emerald mission in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Behaviour plays a critical role in people’s health, wellbeing and the lifestyle choices that they make. It’s also widely recognised that social indicators and material circumstances affect both individual and collective behaviours.
Therefore, activities and policies predicated on changing the health behaviours of people will be delivered at individual, community, organisation or population levels; although this can be difficult when the ethical acceptability of nudges to influence one’s thinking has become a rich seam of debate.
In our mission to better understand behaviour change on health and wellbeing, we ask: Are some health behaviours easier to change than others? Why is sustaining behavioural change so difficult? Is it more effective to change a number of behaviours simultaneously or one behaviour at a time? And do nudges enhance or restrict freedom of choice and personal autonomy?
We're inviting you to contribute to the discussion by sharing your research, insights and/or viewpoints that relate to behaviour change. Please get in touch with us.
This mission is aligned with our Healthier lives goal
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Free access to our articles, blogs & podcast episode
Podcast & blogs
Take a look at our latest podcast episode and blogs to find out more about what our authors have to say regarding behaviour change on health and wellbeing.
Self-compassion: the benefits of being kind to yourself
Guests: Mary Steen, Dianne Wepa, and Stephen McGhee
This podcast explores how self-compassion can have a positive impact on personal health and wellbeing.
Different routes to publication
If you would like to contribute to the discussion, take a look at our different routes to publication and contact us to get involved.
Pandemic-related behavioural changes will persist
Talk to us about your work
We really welcome insights not only from researchers but practitioners too about their work.
If you would like to contribute to the discussion, or you are working on research in areas related to behaviour change on health and wellbeing, please let us know by filling in this form.