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Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource
Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource
  • J. Tainter, Utah State University
  • T. Taylor, Utah State University
  • Roslynn Brain, Utah State University
  • J. Lobo
Document Type
Contribution to Book
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publication Date
5-15-2015
Abstract
Research needs in sustainability encompass a range of topics spanning much of social and behavioral science. Sustainability requires understanding human cognition, capacity to reason and make decisions, capacity for long-term planning, understanding trade-offs, risk perceptions, communication techniques, innovation, the consequences of improvements in efficiency, energy and other resources, complexity in problem solving, and other matters. We discuss research accomplishments and needs in the four most important areas of sustainability: (i) risk perceptions; (ii) influencing behavior; (iii) resources and economics; and (iv) problem solving and complexity.
DOI
10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0326
Citation Information
Tainter, J. A., Taylor, T. G., Brain, R. G. and Lobo, J. 2015. Sustainability. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource. 1–16.