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SEMINAR: Science Communication Seminar Series

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Today's date is Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Science Communication Seminar Series : Pushing it up hill: Social psychology, climate change, and communication. Other events...
I present an overview of some results from Australian national surveys of public beliefs about climate change, and other studies of some of the social processes underlying the public's understanding of climate change. I argue for the general views that beliefs about climate change are socially and psychologically motivated, that people systematically distort what they think other people think about climate change, and that 'environmental' behaviours are motivated as much by non-environmental factors as by environmental ones. These conclusions describe a difficult situation in which to communicate climate change science.
Speaker(s) Dr. Iain Walker
Location Centre for Learning Technology
Contact Jean Fletcher <[email protected]>
Start Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:00
End Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:00
Submitted by Jean Fletcher <[email protected]>
Last Updated Fri, 02 Mar 2012 09:46
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