UPDATED—WEBINAR—February 11, 2016—Why We Don't Believe Science: A perspective from decision psychology

People make hundreds of decisions every day, weighing risks and benefits and coming to conclusions. In a perfect world, 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.

In this webinar:

  • we'll consider examples in climate change and other politically charged domains
  • we'll present evidence-based strategies that can help improve communication

The webinar is free. To register click here. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with log-in information.

Welcome and Introduction

Jill Jentes Banicki, Ohio Sea Grant

Why we don't believe science: a perspective from decision psychology

Ellen Peters, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Decision Sciences Collaborative, The Ohio State University

Question/Answer and Wrap Up


Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions via a live chat after the presentation.

Visit changingclimate.osu.edu and greatlakesclimate.com to view previous webinars and other climate resources.

Dr. Ellen Peters is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Decision Sciences Collaborative at The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on understanding the basic building blocks of human judgment and decision making, including how critical information can be communicated to facilitate better decisions in health, financial, and environmental contexts. She is former President of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, former Chair of FDA’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee, and is a current member of the National Academies committee on the Science of Science Communication. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society of Experimental Psychology. Her research has been funded extensively by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

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Simone Mortan

I would like to register but want to be sure my calendar is clear for that time.

Lisbeth Bornhofft

Here you go, Simone.

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