Humour and shame - the best way to change behavior?

Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

What's the relationship between communication and behaviour change - in particular, changing our behaviour around environmental waste? Kim Borg from the Sustainable Development Institute at Monash University talks about the positives and negatives of using humour in socal marketing campaigns. Then Louise Kolff, specialist in visual communication and information graphics, explains how shock and shaming campaign strategies aren't the best way to get people on board to make positive changes to littering behavior, and the habituated use of plastic bags. 

Thursday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?

Presenter

John Langer & Stefan Schutt

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