How to argue better about the environment (or anything else)

  Last updated September 3, 2019 at 11:55 am


Learn how to argue better with this approach from a social psychologist, two ecologists and a cartoonist.

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From climate change to armed conflict, our world is struggling with urgent global issues. But disagreements about how to solve them can spiral out of control.

The only way to resolve intractable conflicts is to overcome desire to talk to allies more often than opponents. Here, a social psychologist, two ecologists and a cartoonist explain the toolbox of communication we need to resolve difficult issues.

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Darren Fisher/Jutta Beher, CC BY-ND

The ConversationBy Jutta Beher, Spatial Analyst in Conservation and Ecology, University of Melbourne; Darren C Fisher, Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology; Leonie Seabrook, Landscape Ecologist, The University of Queensland, and Winnifred Louis, Professor, Social Psychology, The University of Queensland

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About the Author

Darren Fisher
Darren's research focusses on concepts of identity, and the interplay of truth and fiction in artistic storytelling. His work covers anything from communication psychology, to a sci-fi romance-comic re-interpreting traditional pantheistic gods into a modern context. He also has created comic workshops to democratise storytelling opportunities for marginalised groups.

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