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The psychology of climate change denial – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on June 6th, 2017.

In the wake of US President Donald Trump withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, Victoria University of Wellington professors James Renwick and Marc Wilson talk about the psychology of climate change denial, and whether sceptics can be convinced otherwise. An excerpt (read in full): “There’s a very well-documented disinformation campaign,” says Victoria University’s […]

Prof Marc Wilson on the End of the World

John Kerr posted in on January 27th, 2012.

Associate Professor Marc Wilson, from the Department of Psychology, Victoria University, talked to TVNZ’s Breakfast show about the Mayan calendar, doomsday theories and why some people truly believe the end is nigh. Watch Prof Wilson on Breakfast here. From the TVNZ website: Belief in doomsday stems from distress – expert Believing the end of the […]

‘Blame the Ref’ – psychology for the RWC

Peter Griffin posted in on September 8th, 2011.

Rugby is central to New Zealand’s sense of national self worth- but this can be a problem given New Zealand’s recent track record of not winning world cup contests, says Associate Professor of Psychology,   Marc Wilson, of Victoria University in Wellington. “We love our rugby,” he said in a public lecture at Wellington on September […]

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