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The climatic changes that have been increasingly observed in recent years are, to a large extent, driven by human activities linked to energy overconsumption and overreliance on fossil energy sources. Developing strategies and interventions to promote more sustainable energy uses is one of the most pressing tasks facing our planet and its inhabitants. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines psychology, affective sciences, behavioral economics, and neuroscience, our research group aims to contribute to this “energy turn” by trying to understand the factors and mechanisms that drive decisions related to energy consumption.

News:

15-09-2018
Introducing "Environmental Trait Affect": new paper out now!

27-08-2018
Congratulations to Dr. Gilles Chatelain for successfully defending his PhD thesis!

24-08-2018
Carrots and sticks: Our new paper on the role of incentives in electricity tariffs is out now.

23-07-2018
Our new paper on affective dilemmas is online.

13-03-2018
Tonight: Screening of Al Gore's new movie "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" followed by a discussion with vice-mayor Sandrine Salerno and Prof. Brosch at the Cinelux.

01-03-2018
We are happy to welcome Mario Herberz as a new PhD candidate to our team!

14-02-2018
Feel good, stay green! Our latest paper is online.

21-09-2017
We're hiring: PhD position available within the Consumer Decision and Sustainable Behavior Lab

01-09-2017
Congratulations to our own Beatrice Conte and Jasmin Mahmoodi for winning the best paper awards at the 2017 International Conference on Environmental Psychology!

05-05-2017
We participated in a very interesting conference by the Cour des Comptes on the role of behavioral insights in public policy. Click here to learn more about the Behavioral Insights Network at UniGE.

31-01-2017
Join us today for an exciting environmental double feature at Campus Biotech: A talk by Linda Steg, then a graduate seminar on Behavioral Insights and Nudges.

01-01-2017
We are happy to welcome Kimberly Doell as a new postdoc to our team!

01-11-2016
We are happy to welcome Stefanie Hille and Goda Perlaviciute as visiting professors and Beatrice Conte as a new PhD Student to our team!

24-10-2016
"Seeing Green" – Our new paper on identity-based climate change judgements is out now!

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