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Greg Maio: Don’t mind the gap between values and action

Professor Greg Maio of Cardiff University has written a short and helpful briefing on the value-action gap.

He concludes:

The upshot of all this is that, in working to tackle environmental and social problems, we overlook the importance of values at our peril. It is true that we may be able to overlook values in designing interventions to address specific behaviours in piecemeal fashion. But a thorough-going response to these challenges will require a far more systematic and sustained engagement with the things that we hold to be most important: those things that we value.

Read a summary post 'Why the famous value-action gap is smaller than you think' at Green Alliance's Green Living blog, or download the full briefing:

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July 6, 2011No Comments

Launching the Common Cause Handbook

Tomorrow sees the launch of The Common Cause Handbook at Action for Children in London, along with the Values and Frames website. We hope you find them both useful resources.

The Common Cause Handbook was basically designed to be a slimmer, lighter version of the original Common Cause report published by WWF. In it we examine the psychological research on human values - and how they relate to another important piece of communicative and mental architecture, frames. Our aims (among others) are to show not only that the things we care about most in life matter a great deal, but also that we are influencing each other's values all the time. This means that none of us start from a neutral position: we need to gain a better understanding of how we influence each other through what we do, in order that the way we do so ultimately advances the wellbeing of others, of the natural world, and of future generations.

On this site you'll find a more web-friendly version of the Handbook itself; information on various initiatives connected to values and frames; case studies of recent episodes in public policy relevant to values and frames; information on forthcoming events; copies of a number of reports that examine values and frames in greater detail; an outline of a complementary workshop we've devised to accompany the Handbook; a blog providing a running commentary on various values and frames-relevant stories; and a series of the most frequently asked questions.

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