Global Connection 2.0 webinar - Why facts are not enough: The psychology of the rejection of science around climate change, vaccination, and COVID

About the event

The reasons why people hold views that lie outside scientific consensus is cause for debate. Why do people embrace or resist apparently reasonable scientific messages about climate change, vaccination and evolution?

In this special Global Connection 2.0 webinar organised by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL), Professor Matthew Hornsey from UQ Business School will explore the psychology of the rejection of science around climate change, vaccination, and COVID.

Join us with host Rodrigo Zarate (MBus ’13), BEL Alumni Ambassador in Chile, for this fascinating presentation followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A session.

This special Global Connection 2.0 webinar organised by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL). Matthew Hornsey (BA (Hons) ’94 PhD ’99), Professor in Management at UQ Business School, will explore "Why facts are not enough: The psychology of the rejection of science around climate change, vaccination, and COVID."

Join us with host Rodrigo Zarate (MBus ’13), BEL Alumni Ambassador in Chile, for this fascinating presentation followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A session.

About the speaker

Professor Matthew Hornsey

Matthew Hornsey is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland Business School. He has published over 150 papers, most of which examine the psychology of influence and behaviour change. His most recent work focuses on understanding (and reducing) people’s motivations to reject scientific consensus (e.g. the psychology of climate sceptics, anti-vaxxers etc). He has received multiple research and teaching awards, and was an associate editor of three journals including the Australian Journal of Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Read more

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