Due to inclement weather, Dr. Kasser's lecture will be rescheduled for another date.
"Human Identity and Environmental Challenges"
Lecture by Tim Kasser
Despite some important successes, the efforts of the environmental movement have thus far failed to activate the kinds of personal and social changes necessary to meet the many ecological challenges we face. A growing body of psychological research suggests that if these efforts incorporated more knowledge about human identity (including our values, our sense of social identity, and the ways we cope when threatened), greater progress towards a more sustainable (and socially just) world might be forthcoming.
Dr. Kasser is the chair and a professor in the Psychology department at Knox College. His research focuses on materialistic values, investigating how values relate to well-being in various nations around the world, as well as what leads some people to become especially focused on different types of values. He was the Associate Editor of the Journal of Personality an Social Psychology, (2006-2009). Kasser is the author of The High Price of Materialism (2002).