Weather and Behavior

After the Storms, A Different Opinion on Climate Change

Hurricanes and other traumatic weather events may have the power to shift people’s instincts about the need for policies that address the threats of climate change, a study indicates… More

  • Results from three studies show that people who thought the current day was warmer than usual were more likely to believe in and feel concern about global warming than those who thought the day was unusually cold. ... More

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    Some People’s Climate Beliefs Shift With Weather

    Results from three studies show that people who thought the current day was warmer than usual were more likely to believe in and feel concern about global warming than those who thought the day was unusually cold. ... More

  • Wet, gray days are likely to leave you feeling dampened in spirit and low on energy. But, those ugly days may actually enhance the quality and volume of your work... More

    Lousy Weather May Fuel Work Performance

    Wet, gray days are likely to leave you feeling dampened in spirit and low on energy. But, those ugly days may actually enhance the quality and volume of your work... More

  • A sunny day or the fact that your favorite sports team unexpectedly won yesterday won’t improve your chances of winning the lottery and yet they might increase the likelihood that you’ll buy a ticket... More

    Why Sports Wins and Sunshine May Lead You to Gamble

    A sunny day or the fact that your favorite sports team unexpectedly won yesterday won’t improve your chances of winning the lottery and yet they might increase the likelihood that you’ll buy a ticket... More

  • A mix of behavioral research, economic studies, and time-series data portend some unsettling effects of climate change on human social interactions... More

    Global Warming and Violent Behavior

    A mix of behavioral research, economic studies, and time-series data portend some unsettling effects of climate change on human social interactions... More

  • Hot weather seems to amplify people’s responses to provocation, ultimately increasing rates of aggressive behavior and violence... More

    Does Hot Weather Fuel Road Rage?

    Hot weather seems to amplify people’s responses to provocation, ultimately increasing rates of aggressive behavior and violence... More

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