Part 1 The psychology and economics of environmental valuation: reference states, fairness, and choice of measure to value environmental changes; how people value the environment - attitudes versus economic values; predicting reactions to environmental change. Part 2 Barriers to environmentally friendly behaviour: environmental disputes - competition for scarce resources and clashing of values; the dysfunctional aspects of environmental standards; attitudes, attitude structure, and resistance to change; waste heuristics - the desire not to waste versus the desire for new things. Part 3 Mental models of the environment: knowledge and action - cultural models of nature and research management in Mesoamerica; mental models of population growth - a preliminary investigation; why is the northern elite mind biased against community, the environment, and a sustainable future? Assessment of risk and the environment: trust, emotion, sex, politics, and science - surveying the risk-assessment battlefield; perception and expectation of climate change - precondition for economic technological adaptation; ranking risks.
Max H. Bazerman is J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations and Director, Kellogg Environmental Research Center, at Northwestern University. David M. Messick is Morris and Alice Kaplan Professor of Ethics and Decision in Management at Northwestern University. Ann E. Tenbrunzel is Assistant Professor of Organization Behavior at the University of Notre Dame. Kimberly A. Wade-Benzoni is visiting assistant professor of organization behavior at Northwestern University.