Why We Don't Believe Science: A Perspective From Decision Psychology

Apr 14, 2015, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Ideally, people are objective when they perceive risks and make decisions in climate and other domains. But psychological research suggests that this is not always how the human mind works. Examples in climate change and other politically charged domains will be considered along with evidence-based strategies that may help.

Speaker for this presentation is Dr. Ellen Peters, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University

Dr. Peters is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavioral Decision Making Initiative at The Ohio State University. She conducts basic and applied research in judgment and decision making. She has worked extensively with the U.S. National Cancer Institute and Food and Drug Administration to advance the science of human decision making as it applies to health and health policy.

This event will be held at the Byrd Polar Research Center, 108 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmark Rd. Individuals who wish to attend via the web should click here to register.  This event is part of the Climate Explorations series of events held during Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 to communicate the science of climate change and its impacts on the Central Ohio community.