The Psychology of Natural Resource Conservation
Presenter: Julia Wester
How do we make decisions about what resources to use and how much? How do we conserve the environment when so many natural resources are public goods? This talk introduces students to an area of applied psychology focused on helping people make better decisions about our natural world. Because of complex concepts, this talk is generally appropriate for high school age students and higher.
Biology, Ecology and Coral Reef Conservation
Presenter: Catherine Macdonald
This talk introduces students to the biology and ecology of coral reef ecosystems, with a particular focus on scleractinian (stony) corals. It will also give students a sense of some of the threats facing coral reefs today and how they can help conserve these ecosystems into the future. This talk is customizable and can be delivered to students of a variety of age groups.
Evolutionary Psychology of Cooperation
Presenter: Daniel Forster
How does our evolutionary history impact the way modern humans work together? What role does evolution play in our day-to-day interactions with others? This talk introduces students to the basic concepts of evolutionary psychology, with a special emphasis on cooperation. Because of complex concepts, it is appropriate for advanced middle school students and older.
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