Behavior and Sustainability
General Catalog Course Title:
Seminar in Energy, Environment, Development, and Security Issues
Terms Offered:
Spring 2012
Spring 2011
Course Thread: 
Humanities & Environment
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Instructor: 
Ray, Isha

The aggregated effects of billions of individual decisions each day have large adverse effects on human and ecosystem health, natural resource stocks, and global climate change. While the causes of environmental degradation are anthropogenic, so too are the solutions. This course examines different perspectives on the motivations of human behavior, drawing on diverse disciplines, including psychology, economics, and sociology. Theories of behavior change and behavioral intervention case studies will inform student efforts to design viable programs that promote improved sustainability through behavior change.

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