Research Library

The world’s first globally accessible archive of research into the human aspect of cyber security and behavioural science as applied to cyber security awareness and online behavioural change.

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Reading Time: 1 minutePeople are often faced with making judgements base on what they believe will happen. This paper proposes said beliefs are largely born from heuristics, including representativeness, availability and anchoring.   Read full paper     Authors: Amos Tversky; Daniel Kahneman
Reading Time: 1 minuteAccording to this paper, the only way to motivate the employee is to give him or her challenging work and the responsibility for its completion. As carrot and stick methods – such as financial incentives or disciplinaries – are examples of neither, they should be overlooked in favour of job enrichment.   Read full paper     Authors: Frederick Herzberg
Reading Time: 1 minuteThis paper discusses habituation; the process of having a decrease in response to a stimulus that is repeatedly presented to an individual. Factors that influence habituation are discussed, as is the neurobiology associated with the concept.     Read full paper     Authors: Richard F. Thompson, William Alden Spencer
Reading Time: 1 minuteSocial psychologist Stanley Milgram tests human obedience through an experiment which sees some participants instructed to inflict pain on fellow participants.     Read full paper     Authors: Stanley Milgram
Reading Time: 1 minuteEdgar H. Schein defines organizational culture & leadership, explains how the two are intertwined and offers advice on triggering cultural change, making his text relevant for those wishing to implement a cyber secure culture.   Read full paper     Authors: William J. McGuire

April 9, 1903


Reading Time: 1 minuteThis paper discusses three distinct concepts related to habits: the differences between habitual and non-habitual states of consciousness; a hierarchy of habits; and the development of habits which depends on repetition, attention, intensity of the experience, and the plasticity of the nervous system.   Read full paper     Authors: B. R. Andrews