BBVA Foundation Honors Elke Weber for Contributions to Understanding Environmental Decision-Making

Elke Weber, professor of psychology at Princeton University in New Jersey, has received the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in humanities and social sciences from the BBVA Foundation. BBVA is a financial services company based in Spain that is dedicated to promoting and recognizing scientific and cultural research. The international award recognizes Dr. Weber’s significant research contributions to environmental decision-making and motivational factors for combating climate change.

Dr. Weber joined the Princeton University faculty in 2016. She currently holds the title of Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Energy and the Environment, with faculty appointments in the departments of psychology and public affairs, as well as the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment. She also serves as head of the Behavioral Science for Policy Lab and associate director for education at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Dr. Weber is a graduate of York University in Toronto, Canada where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Harvard University.

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