Elke Weber

A psychology professor at Princeton University, Elke U. Weber is Einstein Visiting Fellowship at the Technische Universität Berlin, where she researches political decision-making powers and global action to tackle climate change through the behavioral and social sciences. Elke Weber will be attached to the Einstein Center Climate Change (which is currently in the process of being set up) and will draw on psychological theories to investigate the extent to which personal experiences, as well as social norms and interactions, affect decision-making and action. To ensure the study considers the specific social and existential factors that influence people’s decision-making, Elke Weber’s project will be based on a comparative analysis of existing studies on climate policy and environmental protection measures, comparing Berlin-Brandenburg, New Jersey (USA), and New Delhi (India).

Elke Weber is, like Eric Johnson, affiliated with the Science of Intelligence Excellence Cluster at the Technische Universität.