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Ben Newell

Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Deputy Head of School, School of Psychology
UNSW Sydney
Participe à 2 sessions

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.

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Sessions auxquelles Ben Newell participe

Mercredi 2 Juin, 2021

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:25 AM
9:29 AM EDT - 9:30 AM EDT | 1 minute

Thibaud Griessinger


Karen Akerlof


Ben Newell


Pierre Poirier


Alexia Ostrolenk

Maître.sse de cérémonie
5:00 PM
5:00 PM EDT - 6:15 PM EDT | 1 heure 15 minutes

A complete policy response to climate change, habitat destruction, plastic pollution, and other Anthropocene challenges requires action by governments, industries, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals. Attempts to drive change at the individual level often confront reactions like “Why should I bother altering my behavior? And if I do change, will my actions make a difference?” In this talk I discuss the drivers and predictors of individuals’ perceptions of the risk of climate change...