Climate Webinar: Why We Don't Believe Science | Ohio Sea Grant

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Climate Webinar: Why We Don't Believe Science

February 11, 2016 – Speaker: Dr. Ellen Peters, The Ohio State University

NOTE This event occurs in the past
  • Time:Feb 11 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, 2016
  • RSVP Contact:Christina Dierkes | Email Me
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PLEASE NOTE: If you already registered for the planned January event, your registration remains valid and active for this new date. We’ll also provide a recording of the webinar to all registrants, in case the new date does not fit your schedule.

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.

In this webinar, Dr. Peters will discuss examples of non-objective decisions in climate change and other politically charged domains, and present evidence-based strategies that can help improve communication.

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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