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The 5th BeSP symposium: Complexity science and behaviour change interventions


How can complex systems approach enrich behavioural and social science research, and increase its relevance to public policy? The symposium did shed light on various ways of how theoretical insights and empirical methods of complexity science can contribute to research and practice of interventions to change behaviour in various societal domains. The symposium featured both international and Finnish speakers who are experts in this area.


View all the recordings here:




Prof. Marijn de Bruin: Integrating behavioural science in COVID-19 prevention efforts: the Dutch case

Assoc. Prof. Nelli Hankonen: Why is it useful to consider complexity science insights to behaviour change research?

Olli-Pekka Heinonen: Complexity-informed policymaking

Assoc. Prof. Gwen Marchand: Complexity Science in the Design and Evaluation of Behaviour Interventions

Jari Saramäki: How do behaviours, ideas, and contagious diseases spread through networks?

Matti Heino: Studying complex motivation systems: Capturing dynamical patterns of change in data from self-assessments and wearable technology

Nanne Isokuortti: From exploration to sustainment: understanding complex implementation in public social services

Ira Alanko: The AuroraAI Programme

Daniele Proverbio: Smooth or abrupt? How dynamical systems change their state

Prof. Ken Resnicow: Behavior Change is a Complex Process. How does that impact theory, research and practice


More information is available on the symposium website.