Center for Environmental Systems Research

We are a university center within the Kassel Institute for Sustainability.

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  • 05/30/2024 Distinguishing fast change in social norms and slow change in personal norms in cooperative decision-making

    Psychological research on norms has shown that norms are highly relevant for individuals’ decision-making. Yet, there is so far little understanding of how norms change over time. Knowledge about how norms change may help better understanding their potential for as well as limitations in guiding…
  • 04/30/2024 Anwendbarkeit von Indikatoren für den Kumulierten Rohstoffaufwand im BNB und QNG - Endbericht

    Im Gegensatz zum Klimaschutz gibt es bisher keine international abgestimmten Ziele zur Schonung der begrenzt verfügbaren natürlichen Rohstoffe. Eine wirksame Politik erfordert neben der Festlegung von Zielen auch die Einführung von Indikatoren, um Verbräuche und Stoffströme zu erfassen. Aus diesem…
  • 02/06/2024 Dynamics of Norms in Decision-Making

    A Psychological Analysis Combining Theory, Experiment, and Social Simulation So far, there is a lack of understanding how norms change. The aim of the present dissertation was twofold: (1) addressing differences between change processes of different types of norms and (2) focusing more…
  • 01/30/2024 The Effects of Norms on Environmental Behavior

    The study of norms is of paramount importance in understanding human behavior. An interdisciplinary literature, using varying definitions and conceptions, shows when and why norms emerge and spread, what form they can take, and how they are enforced. Here, we focus on theoretical and empirical…
  • 01/16/2024 Convenient solutions, inconvenient truths – Why supermarkets will not drive food system transformation

    Supermarkets play an important role in industrialized food systems, which is why many in academia, politics, industry, and civil society view them as key players in transforming the food system toward greater sustainability. We analyse narratives and proposed solutions in this context, as well as…