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Pro-environmental Behavior and Collective Decision-making
Environmental Behavior and Collective Decision-making

Environmental Behavior and Collective Decision-making

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Created by Ralph Hansmann
Last Updated Thu, 19-May-2022
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Decision-making is considered from different disciplinary perspectives (psychology, game theory, political sciences) and in different contexts. The course is structured by focusing decision making on ascending levels of human regulatory systems in contexts of focusing forest & landscape management and other environmentally relevant areas:

1. Individual-level models (psychological theories and modeling, communication and public campaigns, leisure activities, green spaces and health and well-being, waste disposal and recycling behavior)

2. Group level models (psychological theories and modeling, group think phenomena, group techniques, decision process analyses)

3. Organization-level models (institutions, political science, green space and urban planning)

- Psychological theory shall be taught in connection with economic/political approaches and with an orientation towards modeling of individual behavior and group decision-making. (Approaches covered include e.g. Theory of planned behavior, Norm activation Theory, Neutralization Theory, Rational Choice and Expected Utility models, Social Decision Schemes, DISCUSS model, Probabilistic model of Opinion Change including Distance).

- Solution oriented approaches towards influencing environmental behavior (environmental education, communication, campaigns) and improving group processes (Groupthink phenomena, Group Techniques) shall be covered by the course.

- Political and economic approaches on individuals, organizations and Management of Human- Environment Systems complement the psychological view (e.g. Collective Action Theory by E. Ostrom).

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  • The environmental behaviors of individuals are considered in Lectures 1 and 2
  • Lecture 3 is focusing on behavior change in the context of environmental communication, education and campaigns
  • Lecture 4 is focused on forests and other green and natural spaces and human health and well-being.
  • Lecture 5 addresses environmental decision-making and collective actions in small groups and Institutions, and organizations

Curriculum for this structured course

6 Lessons
06:00:00 Hours

Overview of the course

1 Lesson
01:00:00 Hours
  • Overview of the course
    Preview 01:00:00

Environmental Behavior of individuals

2 Lessons
02:00:00 Hours
  • Lecture 1-Environmental Behavior of Individuals I. Basic Concepts of Environmental Behavior
    Preview 01:00:00
  • Lecture 2-Environmental Behavior of Individuals II. Psychological Models and their Application
    Preview 01:00:00

Changing the Behavior of Individuals

1 Lesson
01:00:00 Hours
  • Lecture 3-Changing the Behavior of Individuals. Creating Effective Educational Campaigns
    Preview 01:00:00

Natural Spaces and Health, and Well-being: Promoting Health in Green Environments

1 Lesson
01:00:00 Hours
  • Lecture 4 - Natural Spaces and Health, and Well-being: Promoting Health in Green Environments
    Preview 01:00:00

Optimization of Group Decision Processes & Collective Action Theory

1 Lesson
01:00:00 Hours
  • Lecture 5-Optimization of Group Decision Processes & Collective Action Theory
    Preview 01:00:00

About Instructor

Ralph Hansmann

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Ralph Hansmann (born 1969 in Weil am Rhein, Germany) studied psychology at University Freiburg and completed his doctorate on opinion formation processes and group decision making ...

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