Keynotes and Talks
"Humans and Climate: Why is it so difficult to behave climate-friendly?" EFPSA 2019 Conference, Prague, November 22, 2019.
“From Individual Decision Making to Collective Dynamics.” Keynote at The 2014 Social Mood Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 5, 2014.
“Mass Psychology Revisited – Insights from Social Psychology, Neuroscience and Simulation.” Special Keynote at the 6th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED 2012), ETH Zürich, Switzerland, June 6, 2012.
“Massenpsychologie – der Mensch im Plural.” Keynote talk at 3rd conference on police science, hosted by police academy Niedersachsen. Nienburg, Germany, September 8, 2011.
Invited Talks and Seminars
Plastics and Psychology. Panel presentation at European Forum Alpbach, Session "Plastics? Sustainable!", Alpbach, August 27, 2021.Video: https://youtu.be/dkbb5xJsThg
Transitions to low-carbon energy: Challenges from a social science perspective. Habilitation Colloquium, University of Graz, July 2, 2021.
Humans and Climate: Why is it so difficult to behave climate-friendly? Seminar talk at the Physical Geography PHD Seminar Day at University of Vienna, June 14, 2021.
Psychologie und Klimawandel: Psychologische Barrieren für klimafreundliches Verhalten. Vortrag im Rahmen des STLP-Salons, Steirischer Landesverband für Psychotherapie, May 11, 2021.
Die psychologischen Mechanismen postfaktischer Massenbewegungen. Vortrag im Rahmen der Veranstaltung "Herausforderung Grassroot-Bewegungen", organisiert von der Theodor-Heuss-Akademie der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, April 10, 2021.
Green and Grey Energy Transitions. The 430th IDEC Seminar, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, September 17, 2019.
Energy Transition or Energy Trilemma? EECC seminar, Asian Institute of Technology, October 31, 2018.
Decision Making in Complex Systems. Guest seminar, WU Vienna, June 12, 2018.
Energy transitions in the global north, energy trilemmas in the global south. EcolEcon Research Seminar Series, WU Vienna, June 11, 2018.
Controversies in Sustainable Development. Invited lecture at Rajamangala University, Bangkok, July 13, 2017.
Challenges for Sustainable Development. Invited lecture at Songkhla Rajabhat University, Songkhla, July 7, 2017.
“We are the people – wir sind das Volk! The crowd psychology of negative mass movements.” Invited talk at Stevens Institute of Technology, Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises, Hoboken, New Jersey, April 14, 2016. [Link]
“Environmental Decision Making: How to guide human decisions towards more environmental friendly behaviours”. Invited lecture, Prince of Songkla University, Faculty of Environmental Management, Hat Yai, Thailand, November 20, 2015.
"Photovoltaic Communities in Austria - Lessons from the “RESHAPE” Project." Invited lecture, Prince of Songkla University, Faculty of Environmental Management, Hat Yai, Thailand, November 13, 2014.
“Green Behavior—Environmental Decision Making.” Invited guest lecture, University of Vienna, Austria, June 17, 2014.
“Sustainability-related bottom-up initiatives in Styria, Austria.” Invited talk, GCP Seminar on rural revitalization, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan, March 10, 2014.
“The mass psychology of revolution.” Keynote lecture at Pro Scientia Summer Academy. Zagreb, Croatia, September 7, 2013.
“Mass psychology – some insights from agent-based models.” Invited lecture at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria, February 3, 2011.
“Das Geheimnis der Unverwundbaren.” Seminar on psychological resilience for Caritas Austria, together with Thomas Fenzl. Linz, February 8, 2010.
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