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Group leader: Tobias Brosch

Group name: Consumer Decision and Sustainable Behavior Lab

Affiliation: Department of Psychology

Research activities:

image 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 a more sustainable energy use 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 at contributing to this "energy turn" by trying to understand the factors and mechanisms that drive decisions related to energy consumption.

Group website: https://www.unige.ch/fapse/decisionlab/

Selected Publications:

  • Brosch, T., Sander, D., & Patel, M. K. (2016). Behavioral insights for a sustainable energy transition. Frontiers in Energy Research, 4,15.
  • Brosch, T., Coppin, G., Schwartz, S., & Sander, D. (2012). The importance of actions and the worth of an object: Dissociable neural systems representing core values and economic values. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 497-505.
  • Hahnel, U. J. J., & Brosch, T. (2016). Seeing green: A perceptual model of identity-based climate change judgments. Psychological Inquiry 27, 310-318.

Département de Psychologie
University of Geneva
40, Boulevard du Pont d'Arve
Email: tobias (dot) brosch (at) unige (dot) ch