Strategy

Loyola-Chicago conference finds a 'perfect storm' of mental barriers to climate action

Decision Science News | March 31, 2015

At the Second Annual Climate Change Conference at Loyola University Chicago, researchers discussed why it is so difficult to motivate people to undertake climate-friendly behavior changes. Elke Weber, Columbia Business School, discussed the psychological barriers we face when trying to be climate-friendly. These include that our decisions are often guided by emotion, rules and habits, and they often reflect a bias for the status quo.

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Opinion: We're leaving too many energy dollars behind us, on the ground

Decision Science News | July 10, 2014

May 19, 2014

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Republican's Tax Allergy

Decision Science News | November 09, 2010

Professors Eric Johnson and Elke Weber's research on the impact of labels triggering cognitive and emotional processes underlying decision making was mentioned in Crain's Insider.

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Adding Punch to Influence Public Opinion

Decision Science News | July 25, 2010

THE Harmony Institute wants to change your mind ?? at the movies. In the last few weeks, a little-noticed nonprofit with big ideas about the persuasive power of movies and television shows quietly began an initiative aimed at getting filmmakers and others to use the insights and techniques of behavioral psychology in delivering social and political messages through their work.

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