Behavioural public administration
Nick's research interests lie primarily in the areas of political psychology and behavioural public administration. In recent years he's investigated several topics, including how emotions, norms and social identities influence cosmopolitan helping; how the internet can be used to improve or exacerbate intergroup bias and racism; and how psychological techniques can be used to increase compliance with requests from government agencies. He regularly consults and works with government and non-government bodies on how to use behavioural science to promote socially beneficial behaviours.
Nick Faulkner's Articles
Fair go? Not so
A new survey of 6000 Australians reveals that more than a quarter of respondents experience some form of discrimination at least weekly.
A communication change for the better
Governments around the world are turning to behavioural science to find better ways to persuade people to act.