Sending and responding to messages about climate change: The role of emotion and morality (2012–2014)

Abstract:
Climate change presents a moral challenge to individuals, and partly because of this it is an issue that is marinated in emotion. However, very little empirical work has examined the role of emotion and morality in promoting (or inhibiting) pro-environmental attitudes and behaviour. Through a mix of qualitative, survey and experimental work conducted in three countries, this research examines for the first time the role of emotion and morality in shaping how people respond to messages about climate change. This project not only represents significant progress in the theoretical understanding of responses to challenges of climate change, but will also have applied benefits in terms of promoting pro-environmental behaviour.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • VC's Research & Teaching Fellow
    School of Communication and Arts
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council