UC Berkeley Institute of Personality and Social Research

Behavior Change Research Network

Overview

The Behavior Change Research Network (BCRN) was an interdisciplinary group composed of faculty and postdoctoral scholars from business, economics, psychology, and public health that addressed issues related to behavior change in the domains of health and behavior, emotion regulation, and decision-making. BCRN was linked by a common perspective that (a) adolescence and late life are key inflection points in the life span trajectory that offer unique opportunities for behavior change, (b) emotion, motivation, and decision-making are key targets for behavior change, and (c) well-being and health are important outcomes of behavior change. Supported by campus funds and by a grant from the National Institute on Aging, BCRN developed a seminar series in Spring 2012 and hosted two "Decision Making and Emotion Regulation in Life-Span Transitions" conferences. Videos of presentations from the Fall 2012 conference are available here, and videos from the Fall 2013 conference are available here.