Project Information

Kurt Lewin Instituut
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Project Information

Project Title
"Harnessing evolutionary psychology biases to promote pro-environmental behavior"

Institute
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology

PhD Student
Gonzalo Palomo Velez

Supervisor(s)
Mark van Vugt Promotor/ Daily supervisor
Joshua Tybur Daily supervisor

Period
1 January 2017 - 1 January 2017

Funding
Different, namely: Chilean Government Ph.D. Grant – BecaChile para doctorado en el extranjero, CONICYT


Summary

In recent decades, problems such as air pollution, water overconsumption, deforestation and loss of native biodiversity, among others, have become frequent topics in the agenda of most countries. This project investigates how the understanding of environmental issues and behaviors from an evolutionary social psychological perspective can improve the impact of green policies. In particular, this project aims to track our environmental behavior (or lack of it) back to its evolutionary roots.


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