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The role of human cognition biases for sustainability

2018-11-15 So-called "cognition biases", i.e. deviations of human thinking and acting from the ideal of a rational decision maker, also known as "rational choice" or "homo economicus", play an essential role for many prominent sustainability problems. This is emphasized by the sustainability scientists Dr. John-Oliver Engler, Prof. Dr. David J. Abson and Prof. Dr. Henrik von Wehrden in their latest publication in the journal Ambio.