van Zomeren, M., Spears, R. & Leach, C.L. (2010). Experimental evidence for a dual pathway model analysis of coping with the climate crisis. J. of Environmental Psychology 30 (4) 339-346.
Two experiments examined the psychological power of fear and group efficacy beliefs to increase environmental action intentions against the climate crisis. Extending a dual pathway model of coping with collective disadvantage, results showed evidence for emotion-focused approach coping: Environmental action intentions were increased by individuals' manipulated fear of the negative future consequences of the climate crisis (Experiments 1–2). Additionally, results showed evidence for problem-focused approach coping: Individuals' measured (Experiment 1) and manipulated group efficacy beliefs (Experiment 2) increased environmental action intentions. The results thus suggest that the dual pathway model can be successfully applied to a psychological analysis of emotion- and problem-focused approach coping with the climate crisis. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of these results.
; Spears, R
; van Zomeren, M
(2010). Experimental evidence for a dual pathway model analysis of coping with the climate crisis. Journal of Environmental Psychology
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