Environment

A “Council of Psychological Science Advisers” Tackles Pressing Policy Issues

Some of the most urgent issues that American society faces today — including obesity, consumer debt, risk of terrorism, and climate change — are fundamentally influenced by decision making and behavior at both the individual and institutional levels. Despite this, policymakers have only recently begun to capitalize on insights from More

Exposure to Nature Promotes Cooperation

Pacific Standard: The philosopher Bertrand Russell famously remarked that “the only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” New research finds that one way to encourage mutually beneficial behavior is to shift our focus from mankind to Mother Earth. In the Journal of Environmental Psychology, a team led by Carleton More