How many rules are too many rules?
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The new normal is a litany of complex rules and regulations, and as the UK Government slowly eases the lockdown, politicians are seeking to strike the balance between safety and realism. Behavioural scientist, Professor Ben Voyer joins Theodora Louloudis to discuss why easing the rules makes imposing them look comparatively easy, why the public needs to feel a greater sense of reward, and the psychology of reimposing restrictions in the event of further outbreaks.

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