Encouraging Action to Benefit Future Generations

Professor Kimberly Wade-Benzoni discusses why the interests of present and future generations are not always aligned


October 1, 2020
Behavioral Science

Some of the most important issues in society today, such as global climate change, challenge us to make sacrifices in the present for the benefit of future generations. Professor Kimberly Wade-Benzoni discusses recent research that explores the psychology of intergenerational decisions. She explains why acting on the behalf of future generations, even when there is no material or economic incentive, can result in strong legacies.

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