Beatrice joined the Consumer Decision and Sustainable Behavior Lab in the fall 2016 as doctoral student, after receiving her M. Sc. degree in Cognitive Applied Psychology (2015) and her B. Sc. degree (2013) in Cognitive Psychology and Psychobiology at the University of Padova, Italy. Before moving to Geneva, she spent a year as intern at the Department of Development and Socialization Psychology in Padova, working on moral decision-making, cheating and morality-related distress.
Why do people engage in or disengage from environmental-friendly behavior? How do value conflict and emotions influence decisions that have an impact on the natural environment? These are the questions that Beatrice aims to answer with her research at the Consumer Decision and Sustainable Behavior Lab, by means of techniques such as self-report questionnaires, as well as 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.
Consumer Decision and Sustainable Behavior Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Geneva
9, Chemin des Mines
1202 Geneva, Switzerland