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Title: Causal mechanisms of choice architecture interventions in alcohol consumption
Author: Houlihan, Shea
ISNI:       0000 0004 6496 1441
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2016
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This thesis attempts to answer the research question: What are the causal mechanisms for behaviour change undergirding choice architecture (CA) interventions in alcohol use? This thesis is organised along two dimensions: conceptual and empirical. At the conceptual level, this project discusses the application of CA to public policy; the lack of consensus regarding the theory of change underpinning the relationship between CA intervention stimuli and modified behaviour; and the need for clearer understandings of the CA intervention components in relation to other behavioural interventions. At the empirical level, this project systematically reviews available CA interventions intended to reduce alcohol consumption in public drink settings and suggests new alcohol-related CA intervention strategies.
Supervisor: Humphreys, David ; Gardner, Frances Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Alcohol ; Public Health ; Intervention Science ; Behavioral Science ; Nudge ; Behavioral insights ; Choice architecture