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Future Global Change and Cognition

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-18
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in Cognitive Science
Volume8
Issue number1
Early online date8 Jan 2016
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DateAccepted/In press - 16 Nov 2015
DateE-pub ahead of print - 8 Jan 2016
DatePublished (current) - 28 Jan 2016

Abstract

The 11 articles in this issue explore how people respond to climate change and other global challenges. The articles pursue three broad strands of enquiry that relate (1) to the effects and causes of "skepticism" about climate change, (2) the purely cognitive challenges that are posed by a complex scientific issue, and (3) the ways in which climate change can be communicated to a wider audience. Cognitive science can contribute to understanding people's responses to global challenges in many ways, and it may also contribute to implementing solutions to those problems.

    Structured keywords

  • Memory

    Research areas

  • Climate change, Cognition of complex systems, Global change, Psychology in the public interest, Public attitude toward science

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