Webinar: Change – Some Basic Preconditions

Mo, 01/30/2017

The KLASICA Alliance announces its first webinar in 2017, which will start on January 30 at 13:00 UTC (14:00 CET). Heinz Gutscher, Professor Emeritus of the University of Zurich, will give a 30-minute presentation on the topic of “Change – Some Basic Preconditions”, followed by a 30-minute discussion.

The webinar aims at basic social psychological preconditions for behavior change and societal change. Among the questions discussed are: Why are people normally not enthusiastic about change; what are keys to individual change; the fundamental role of values and how knowledge about values can be used in the change process; how does individual change lead to societal change; what types of change; what are objects of change; what is the role of scientists within change processes; what practical tools of change are available?

Heinz Gutscher got his PhD from the University of Zurich (1975, summa cum laude). He was a full professor of Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, UZH (1990-2012). Educational sojourns led him to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and to the University of Essex, Colchester. His major field of interests cover processes of social influence; social trust, sustainability; energy, mobility, consumption, waste and new technologies. He currently is an international advisor of several research programs, member of the Scientific Committee of Future Earth and chair of ProClim, Forum for Climate and Global Change at the Swiss Academy of Science. He is Professor Emeritus of Social Psychology, University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland.

To register for the webinar, please contact Angela Borowski.