Climate Change Denial and Psychological Barriers to Pro-Environmental Behaviour

· 16822, Research Article
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First Author Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi

 

Abstract: The purpose of the study is to examine the psychological barriers to environmental conservation and the dynamics of climate change denial among educated adults through focus group discussion. The participants were four young adults (18-21 years of age) and four middle aged adults (35-50 years). Through a semi-structured interview, the psychological aspects of pro-environmental behaviour and related emotions were analyzed. The various aspects explored were the preference people give to the issue of climate change as compared to other social issues, how people perceive their individual role in climate change, to what extent people are ready to bring changes in their lifestyle to address climate change, why do people do little for environment and consider it a petty issue despite widespread awareness. The data collected was transcribed and analysed through thematic analysis. This study provides critical information with respect to climate change denial and subsequently insights for encouraging pro-environmental behaviour in the Indian context.

Keywords: climate change denial, psychological barriers, pro-environmental behaviour, environmental awareness.

 

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How to Cite:

MLA: 
Garg, Shruti. “Climate Change Denial and Psychological Barriers to Pro-Environmental Behaviour.” Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 1.1 (2016): 33-42. 
APA: 
Garg, S. (2016). Climate Change Denial and Psychological Barriers to Pro-Environmental Behaviour. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 1(1), 33-42. 
Chicago: 
Garg, Shruti. “Climate Change Denial and Psychological Barriers to Pro-Environmental Behaviour.”  Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 1, no. 1 (2016): 33-42. 
Harvard: 
Garg, A. 2016. Climate Change Denial and Psychological Barriers to Pro-Environmental Behaviour. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 1(1), pp. 33-42. 
Vancouver: 
Garg S. Climate Change Denial and Psychological Barriers to Pro-Environmental Behaviour. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2016 Aug 22;1(1):33-42.

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