Implementation intention

Research. During the 2008 US presidential elections, researchers found that voting turnout increased by 4.2% when citizens made a voting plan. Asking these three questions made people more likely to vote: (1) when they would vote, (2) where they would be going to the voting place from, and (3) what they would be doing immediately prior to voting.

Nickerson et al.(2010). Do You Have a Voting Plan?

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Pairing. Try combining with (O4) Priming or (C3) Commitment devices.

Thought starters.

» Help people to articulate their intentions » Prompt people to think about when, where and how they will make this into an action » Ask people to write down their plan or share it with a friend