Reference : Cognitive pitfalls in dealing with sustainability
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Education & instruction
Sustainable Development
Cognitive pitfalls in dealing with sustainability
Sonnleitner, Philipp mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET) >]
Sustainability science: Key issues
König, Ariane mailto
[en] Complexity ; complex problem-solving ; sustainability
[en] Main summary points:
• Environmental conditions in which human ancestors evolved, strongly shaped human thinking
• Two complementary cognitive systems can be distinguished whose interplay causes systematic errors, especially in situations including uncertainty or complexity
• These cognitive pitfalls have tremendous consequences in the context of sustainability
• Leveraging cognitive biases and knowledge about them by improving education and training is vital to address ecological problems
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public

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