ENVRES240 - Environmental Decision-Making and Risk Perception

Mobilizing successful conservation efforts to mitigate climate change and preserve both local and global ecosystems requires a new way of thinking. This course will investigate the barriers to pro-environmental behavior and the heuristics and biases that cloud our ability to respond effectively to environmental problems, using insights from behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, and environmental risk perception. Emphasis on interdisciplinary applications of recent research, and implications for environmental policymaking and persuasive messaging.
Career
Graduate
Grading Basis
ROP - Letter or Credit/No Credit
Min
1
Max
3
Course Repeatable for Degree Credit?
No

Course Component
Seminar
Enrollment Optional?
No