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Wändi Bruine de Bruin

Wändi Bruine de Bruin

Wändi Bruine de Bruin is provost professor of public policy, psychology and behavioral science at the University of Southern California's Price School of Public Policy, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She leads USC's Behavioral Science and Well-Being Policy initiative, which brings together researchers from across the university who study decision making. She is also affiliated with USC's Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, the Center for Economic and Social Research, and the Center for Sustainability Solutions. Her research uses insights from psychology and behavioral science to understand and inform how, across the life span, people make decisions about their health, their well-being, their finances, and their environmental impacts.

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A quick guide to climate change jargon – what experts mean by mitigation, carbon neutral and 6 other key terms

By: - October 31, 2021

As a major U.N. climate conference gets underway on Oct. 31, 2021, you’ll be hearing a lot of technical terms tossed around: mitigation, carbon neutral, sustainable development. The language can feel overwhelming. “It sounds like you’re talking over people,” one person said of the terminology during a recent study colleagues and I conducted through the […]