Indiana University researchers will study the reasons Americans are confused about energy use in daily tasks. The IU team will then develop an online tool designed to correct those misperceptions. Given the growing challenges of climate change, energy conservation strategies are sorely needed to stabilize carbon dioxide concentration. Although individual behaviors may be less important […]

Americans are content to take easy steps toward energy conservation but want others to make the major lifestyle changes that will slow climate change, according to new Indiana University research. The researchers posed two questions in scientific online surveys: In your opinion, what is the single most effective thing that you could do to use […]

Changing our choices

December 21, 2011

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Coming of age in the 1960s, Peter Finn developed a natural curiosity about drugs, wondering why people would use dangerous or illegal substances despite the known consequences. He has done more than wonder. As a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at IU Bloomington’s College of Arts and Sciences, Finn investigates processes […]