Publiceringsdatum: 21 juli 2017
Om avsnittet: In 2017 The Faculties of Humanities and Theology appointed six honorary doctors. In the days leading up to the conferment ceremony on 2 June, a number of lectures and talks featuring the honorary doctors were held in Lund. Everything was recorded and is presented here as podcasts. Part 4 of 6: a lecture by Baruch Fischhoff.
Baruch Fischhoff is Howard Heinz University Professor at the Institute for Politics and Strategy and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and is one of the most influential researchers in the humanities and social sciences of our time. He has written and edited 12 books and published more than 450 articles during his long and prominent career.
In his research, Fischhoff uses our knowledge of human cognition to develop methods and systems that support individual decision-making. The work includes teenagers and sexual habits, employees of the nuclear industry, doctor-patient relationships, or support for elderly people with early signs of cognitive impairment.
For many years, Fischhoff has collaborated with researchers at the faculties of humanities, medicine and social sciences at Lund University in several different contexts.
Professor Fischhoff's lecture, recorded at LUX on June 1st 2017, is called "Curious Practicality: The Social Value of Academic Research".