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Thomas Dietz

Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy (ESPP) and Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS)
Michigan State University
Participates in 2 items
Thomas Dietz is a professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy at the Center for System Integration and Sustainability at the Michigan State University. Dietz has served as chair of the US National Research Council Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change and as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Advancing the Science of Climate Change. He has been awarded the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America. As a human ecologist and environmental sociologist, his research focuses on the drivers of environmental change and human well-being, on the social psychology of environmental decision making and on the interplay between science and values in decision making.

Sessions in which Thomas Dietz participates

Thursday 27 May, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:35 PM
12:35 PM EDT - 1:50 PM EDT | 1 hour 15 minutes

Research on environmental decision-making provides a strong basis for understanding decision that have consequence for climate. In particular, three traditions of research, the rational actor model, environmental social psychology and the heuristics and biases approach have each explored whatshapes consequential decisions. I will review each approach, delimiting its strengths and limits. However, we lack a synthesis across these traditions, or even a strong understanding of which approach app...