Climate nudges : psychological tools to fix a warming planet
Author(s)Bein, Eben Eliot Bolte
Psychological tools to fix a warming planet
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing.
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What if, during your next luxuriously long shower, a small device on the showerhead catches your eye? It counts gallons like a stopwatch. As the numbers grow, a cartoon polar bear despairingly watches the iceberg beneath him slowly melt. Small psychological nudges like this have profoundly shaped people's choices in countless fields, from medicine to economics to policy. But can these tiny nudges help us take on the largest problems? Before the Goliath climate change, here stand the pioneers in psychology, economics and energy management, with a behavioral slingshot in hand.
Thesis: S.M. in Science Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Humanities, Graduate Program in Science Writing, 2016.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. "September 2016."
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduate Program in Science Writing.