Roope O. Kaaronen

Roope O. Kaaronen

Postdoctoral researcher

University of Helsinki

Biography

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. My interests include sustainable cultural evolution, collective behaviour change, and decision-making under uncertainty. I have a soft spot for complex systems and philosophy of science.

In my free time I am an amateur musician who loves nature, hiking, foraging, photography, and coffee. I also write popular science. I am always on the lookout for new ideas and inspirations, so please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I am affiliated with the Past Present Sustainability Research Unit.

Interests
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Cognitive Science
  • Decision-Making
  • Complexity
  • Agent-Based Modelling
Education
  • PhD in Environmental Policy, 2020

    University of Helsinki

  • MSocSc in Environmental Policy, 2016

    University of Helsinki

Recent Research

(2021). Lessons for human survival in a world without ecological templates: what can we learn from small-scale societies?. In Ecology & Society.

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(2021). The Ecological Approach to Personality: Psychological Traits as Drivers and Consequences of Active Perception. In Social and Personality Psychology Compass.

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(2021). Engaging with the pragmatics of relational thinking, leverage points and transformations – Reply to West et al.. In Ecosystems and People.

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(2020). Steps to a Sustainable Mind: Explorations into the Ecology of Mind and Behaviour. In Publications of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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(2019). Concerns of Young Protesters are Justified. In Science.

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