Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

In the spring's 2020 exceptional situation the course is arranged as online-teaching.

Enrol
14.2.2020 at 09:00 - 9.3.2020 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Mon 9.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 12.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 16.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 19.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 23.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 26.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 30.3.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 2.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 6.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 16.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 20.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 23.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Mon 27.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 30.4.2020
14:15 - 15:45

Conduct of the course

Course is arranged as online-teaching.

Description

Students in Environmental change and global sustainability (ECGS), Forest sciences (FOR) and Elintarviketalouden ja kulutuksen (EKM)/Food and consumer economics master's degree programmes.

Behavioural change of consumers/citizens, farmers and other stakeholders is central in sustainability transformations. Social psychology provides multiple conceptual models and empirical tools to facilitate behavioural change. In this course, students will learn to apply different social psychological models to the context of sustainability transformations. The students will also learn to compare how behavioural change is examined from other disciplinary perspectives, such as behavioural economics, policy sciences, and sociology. Students will learn to identify different behavioural change tools, such as policy instruments, nudging, information provision, marketing, and apply a relevant tool to change the target behaviour. By the end of the course, the students will be able to design a behavioural change project, choose a relevant conceptual model and behavioural change tools, and anticipate the results.

IV period

Participation in lectures, written behavioural change project plan and final exam.

Course reader compiled of articles and book chapters is available on course web pages.

Grading scale 0‒5; the grade is based on the evaluation of the behavioural change project plan (group or individual work), final exam, and activity during the course.

Suitable for exchange students

Associate professor Annukka Vainio