Ben Newell is Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Deputy Head of the School of Psychology at UNSW Sydney. His research focuses on the cognitive processes underlying judgment, choice and decision-making and the application of this knowledge to environmental, medical, financial and forensic contexts. Ben has worked with industry and government partners on projects including climate change communication, and retirement wealth-planning. A key theme of much of this work is over-coming the myopic thinking that tends to cloud our judgment when we are making decisions about an uncertain future. Ben is a member of the Academic Advisory Panel of the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government.
For more information and a selection of papers see: http://www2.psy.unsw.edu.au/users/bnewell/index.html
Sessions in which Ben Newell participates
- Ben Newell: From “why should I bother?” to “Yes, we can!”: Risk, willingness, and cooperation in action on climate change
- 5:00 PM EDT - 6:15 PM EDT | 1 hour 15 minutes
- A complete policy response to climate change, habitat destruction, plastic pollution, and other Anthropocene challenges requires action by governme...