Beatrice Conte

PhD Student

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Institution : University of Geneva
Department : Psychology
Supervisor : Tobias Brosch
Thesis topic : Cognitive, affective and behavioral dynamics of the environmental self.

Beatrice joined the Consumer Decision and Sustainable Behavior Lab in the fall 2016 as doctoral student, after receiving her MA degree in Cognitive Applied Psychology (2015) and her BA degree (2013) in Cognitive Psychology and Psychobiology at the University of Padova, Italy. Before her arrival in Geneva, she spent a year as intern at the Department of Development and Socialization Psychology in Padova, focusing her work on how people make moral decisions, cheating and moral-related distress.

Why people engage in or disengage from environmental-friendly behavior? How environmental and moral self-aspects play a role in environmental decision-making? These are questions that Beatrice aims to answer with her research at the Consumer Decision and Sustainable Behavior Lab, using different techniques of investigation, including self-report, behavioral and psychophysiological measures. She also believes that one of the strengths of studying environmental behavior is its interdisciplinary framework, in which psychology can communicate and interface with relevant disciplines such as economics, marketing, political sciences, engineering and many others.

When she is not in the lab, try to look for her at the nearest library or museum. Her interest in literature and art is almost as great as her passion for mountain. And coffee, of course