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March 2018

PPE Talk: Cass Sunstein

March 26 @ 5:30 pm
TBA Chapel Hill, United States + Google Map

How Good Looking Are You? Brains, Optimism, and Climate Change   People are frequently exposed to competing evidence about climate change. We examined how new information alters people’s beliefs. We find that people who doubt that man-made climate change is occurring, and who do not favor an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, show a form of asymmetrical updating: They change their beliefs in response to unexpected good news (suggesting that average temperature rise is likely to be less than previously…

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