Changing Human Behavior: Drivers and Barriers in Environmental Action (CEE 275Q)

Subject 
CEE
Code 
175Q
Grading 
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Description 

Beyond the scientific and technological challenges of climate change, there are important psychological factors and barriers to individual attitude and behavior change. Students will analyze and identify barriers to individual action; distinguish between targeting individual behaviors vs. attitudes; understand specific psychological challenges and opportunities that climate change raises; develop strategies to address these factors in contexts where behavior change is sought. Students will propose and develop their own ideas for addressing a specific psychological barrier to individual action in an environmental context.