Behaviour Change Strategy Assessment
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Section 1 Aim: Define the problem, giving a broad description of the setting/context and outline your proposed solution.In providing an overview of the problem area, your goal is to summarise your chosen issue and its context, identifying the psychological factors involved.
In outlining your solution, please summarise the following key details:
(a) Which element/s of the problem you are aiming to solve.
(b) How your solution will be implemented.
Importantly, your overview should very specifically identify the psychological factors targeted in the intervention. If you are not proposing a primarily psychological intervention, please reconsider your approach/topic. It is not appropriate to propose any intervention which primarily focuses on physical or structural changes (see the marking criteria below).
Section 2 Aim: Identify who is most at stake in the situation – that is, who uses the setting in which the problem occurs, who is most impacted by the problem you have identified, and who is most responsible for managing the setting. Please do not exclude any central decision makers (ie: Owners of relevant property, etc.).You can also think about this in terms of the specific people (or groups of people) who most use or engage with the setting in which the problem arises. Please do not forget to consider non-human stakeholders. Animals such as pets and wildlife are frequently likely to be impacted by problems of human-environment relations.
Consider both who is most relevant to causing and solving the problem
section 3 Aim: Present specific guidelines for the intervention strategy you have developed, discussing its components in detail. In describing the strategy, try and break it down into discrete (simplified) steps.
For example, to change elements of a setting design, you will need to work with the people responsible for that setting. So, step 1 might involve stakeholder meetings, followed by a proposal of key changes at step 2, then an implementations phase as step 3. Feedback to the community or relevant users of the setting could be included at any or all of these stages, to assess the effectiveness of your measures...
In this section, one key gap in many past submissions concerns students who have not clearly explained how they will persuade key decision makers/stakeholders to agree to, and/or fund the intervention steps. It is crucial that you start by addressing these steps first in this section, as this will be a key determinant of whether your intervention could succeed.
There are many ways to approach any intervention, so you will need to think critically about your own situation. However, there are key questions that you could ask yourself to get started thinking on the right track. Please also consider sharing your approaches on the discussion board so that we can collaborate!
Key questions to get started:
Do you think that it would be effective to change the behaviour of groups or individuals in the setting?
Are you intending to change aspects of the setting design?
How would you propose actually making that change happen?
What kind of information, knowledge or skills does this require?
Who will do the things you propose?
Who will pay for it?
Are there existing community groups that could be utilised to address the situation?
What kind of support is necessary?
Ultimately, you need to explain what your intervention strategy is intended to achieve, and how you propose to make it happen.
sec 4 aim: Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of your intervention by explaining why it should work.
This should be linked to relevant scholarly literature (theory/research) to provide a higher level of academic support. Importantly, a key element of this section will be identifying why the strategy should work from a psychological perspective. Again, please revise your intervention and/or topic choice if it does not primarily entail a psychological approach/solution.
You should also identify and consider potential barriers to making change with your proposed intervention. That is, what are key foreseeable issues affecting your intervention strategy and how might they be mitigated?