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Behavioural Science

The Behavioural Research Unit (BRU) is a multidisciplinary team of behavioural scientists that specialises in applying behavioural science to policy. Full list of our publications. Most recent publications.

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Young people support more radical climate action

This EPA-funded research found that young people in Ireland are willing to fly less and eat less meat, but see the Government as having the responsibility to bring about change.

Public misperceptions of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and waning: experimental evidence from Ireland

The study set out to measure public understanding of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness (VE) and how effectiveness wanes with time since vaccination. Because perceived VE is a strong predictor of vaccine uptake, measuring perceptions can inform public health policy and communications.

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