Center for the Study of Individual and Group Decision Making Under Climate Uncertainty
- Lead PI: Professor David H. Krantz Elke Weber, Roberta G. Balstad
Unit Affiliation: Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED)
- September 2004 - August 2012
- Project Type: Research
DESCRIPTION: This research aims to investigate decision processes that underlie adaptation to climate variability and change. Main questions include how individuals and groups detect change, frame corrective action alternatives, use scientific information including climate forecasts, and formulate and choose among mitigation and adaptation plans under uncertainty.
OUTCOMES: 2004-2012: Researchers have conducted a series of studies on decision processes underlying adaptation to climate variability and change, mitigation of climate change, and decision making in the face of environmental uncertainty in general. Research to date has provided insights on cognitive (framing, information presentation and processing), affective (finite pool of worry, spatial/temporal distance), and social processes (regard for others, cooperation). These findings lead directly to the design and testing of educational interventions, decision tools, and institutional strategies.