Future Global Change and Cognition

Stephan Lewandowsky*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The 11 articles in this issue explore how people respond to climate change and other global challenges. The articles pursue three broad strands of enquiry that relate (1) to the effects and causes of "skepticism" about climate change, (2) the purely cognitive challenges that are posed by a complex scientific issue, and (3) the ways in which climate change can be communicated to a wider audience. Cognitive science can contribute to understanding people's responses to global challenges in many ways, and it may also contribute to implementing solutions to those problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-18
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in Cognitive Science
Issue number1
Early online date8 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2016

Structured keywords

  • Memory
  • TeDCog


  • Climate change
  • Cognition of complex systems
  • Global change
  • Psychology in the public interest
  • Public attitude toward science


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