Guest lecture Prof. dr. Wändi Bruine de Bruin

IOS Behaviour and Institutions and Institute for Language Sciences organize


On June 6, 16.00 – 17.00, Prof. dr. Wändi Bruine de Bruin (USC) will give a guest lecture organized by the Behavior & Institutions platform and the Institute for Language Sciences

Insights from psychology for science communication: Examples from the context of climate change

Kromme Nieuwegracht 20, theatre room, Utrecht University. Drinks afterwards

Climate scientists have long been warning that climate change will bring more frequent severe weather events around the world. International organizations such as the IPCC, United Nations Foundation and others face the challenge of communicating about climate scientists' projections with policy makers, practitioners and members of the general public who don't have a background in climate science. Prof. dr. Wändi Bruine de Bruin will discuss insights for climate change communications from her research program on public perceptions of climate change, weather, and energy use, focusing on her most recent studies. The insights she will discuss also apply to science communication about other complex topics. 

Wändi Bruine de Bruin is Provost Professor of Public Policy, Psychology, and Behavioral Science at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC), and director of the USC Behavioral Science and Well-Being Policy initiative. Her research aims to understand and inform how people make decisions about their personal health, their carbon footprint, and their household finances. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed publications on these topics. She is an editorial board member for the Journal of Experimental Psychology:Applied, Perspectives on Psychological Science, the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Decision, Medical Decision Making, the Journal of Risk Research, and Psychology and Aging.


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Kromme Nieuwegracht 20, theatre
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