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October 2021

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Welcome to the Climate Corner! Please note that you can check out all previous 16 issues in our Climate News Archives here.

Climate Corner: From the Center for Behavior and Climate

Getting Conservatives and Liberals to Act on Climate
by Caroly Shumway, Ph.D.

For the first time, a majority of Americans believe that people in the United States are being harmed right now by global warming (Leiserowitz et al., 2021). So how do we motivate people to act, collectively and individually, to counter our climate crisis? Which messages resonate with conservatives, liberals, or both groups? On November 8th, I and former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis, Executive Director of RepublicEn, will be leading a Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change (BECC) workshop on just this topic: How to Convince Conservatives and Liberals to Act.
Here are just a few of the ideas that we'll share:
1. Consider the moral foundation of whom you're talking to. Haidt and Graham (2007) showed that the moral foundations of conservatives and liberals differ, with some overlap. Conservatives hold three morals, called binding morals, most strongly: in-group loyalty, purity/sanctity, and authority/respect. They share two other morals, called individualizing, with liberals: fairness/reciprocity and harm/care. However, individualizing morals do not resonate as strongly.

Reframing with the morals important to a person can really make a difference.


19 upcoming sessions... and counting! Most webinars are FREE!
October 6, 12 pm - 2 pm ET | Achieving Cultural Competency in Behaviour Analysis: Ethical Challenges, Cross-Cultural Barriers & Solutions FREE WEBINAR!

October 8, 1pm - 4pm ET | Curriculum for MI and Development of Parenting Skills for ABA Professionals FREE WEBINAR!

October 13, 1pm - 3pm ET | Back to Basics: SESSION 1 What Every Behavior Analyst Should Know About The Experimental Analysis of Behavior FREE WEBINAR!

October 15, 1 pm - 2:30 pm ET | The Series Continues: Session 1 One-To-One Staffing: What, Exactly Does it Mean?

October 20, 1 pm - 4 pm ET | A Behavioral Systems Approach to Ethics Training and Supervision FREE WEBINAR!

October 22, 1 pm - 3 pm ET | Back to Basics: SESSION 2 What Every Behavior Analyst Should Know About Reinforcement

October 27, 1 pm - 3 pm ET | Back to Basics: SESSION 3 What Every Behavior Analyst Should Know About Radical Behaviorism

October 29, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET | The ABCs of Behavior Analysis: Can We Stay True to it When We Talk to Nontechnical Audiences? FREE WEBINAR!


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