|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|947665||1475858||2016||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• Psychological distance of climate change and pro-environmental endeavors are negatively related.
• Psychological distance is more related to pro-environmental attitudes when individuals adopt an analytic cognitive style.
• When individuals are in a holistic mindset, ecological intentions are less affected by psychological distance.
• Individual mindset may be affected by the Navon Task manipulation.
Recent literature shows a negative relation between psychological distance of climate change and pro-environmental behavioral intentions: when climate change is perceived as a distant phenomenon in time and space, people are less prone to worry and, thus, to act. The present study explored under which conditions psychological distance proved to be effective on ecological attitudes. More specifically the research explored the interaction between climate change psychological distance and individual's cognitive style (holistic vs. analytic) on pro-environmental attitudes. Across two studies, the results consistently showed that psychological distance is strongly related to environmental concerns when individuals adopt an analytic cognitive style. By contrast, when individuals are in a holistic mindset, psychological distance proved to be less effective on ecological attitudes and behavioral intentions. Taken together, our findings have relevant practical implications for environmental politics and communication strategies.
Journal: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology - Volume 65, July 2016, Pages 68–73