April 2018 09

  • Monday
    4:30 PM
    ‘Systems thinking, metaphor, and sustainability’

    The Department of Psychology welcomes Paul Thibodeau, assistant professor of psychology at Oberlin College, presenting “Systems thinking, metaphor, and sustainability.”

    Climate change is one of the most compelling challenges for science communication today. Societal reforms are necessary to reduce the risks posed by a changing climate, yet many people fail to recognize climate change as a serious issue. Unfortunately, the accumulation of scientific data, in itself, has failed to compel the general public on the urgent need for pro-environmental policy action. In this talk, Thibodeau will argue that certain metaphors for the human-environment relationship can lead people to adopt a more nuanced and responsible conception of their place in the natural world.

    Open to Public: Yes
    Admission: FREE
    Questions?: Jill Uland, 740-587-6338
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Sponsored By: Psychology
    Tags: Sciences