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dc.contributor.authorPage, Nadine
dc.contributor.authorPage, M.P.A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-10T14:47:26Z
dc.date.available2014-12-10T14:47:26Z
dc.date.issued2014-11
dc.identifier.citationPage , N & Page , M P A 2014 , ' Climate change: Time to Do Something Different ' , Frontiers in Psychology , vol. 5 , 1294 . https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01294
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078
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dc.identifier.otherBibtex: urn:6ea3161219ba22afec3c5a8390a85e60
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84923348859
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/14908
dc.descriptionCopyright: © 2014 Page and Page. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms
dc.description.abstractThere is now very little, if any, doubt that the global climate is changing and that this is in some way related to human behaviour through unsustainable preferences in lifestyle and organisational practices. Despite the near conclusive evidence of the positive relationship between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, a small proportion of people remain unconvinced. More importantly, even among the much larger number of people who accept a link between human behaviour and climate change, many are inactive, or insufficiently active, in attempting to remedy the situation. We suggest this is partly because people are unaware both of how their day-to-day behaviours connect with energy consumption and carbon emissions, and of the behavioural alternatives that are available to them. This, we believe, is a key reason why individual lifestyles and organisational practices continue in an unsustainable way. We also suggest that the psychologists and behavioural researchers who seek to develop a better understanding of people’s relationship with, and reaction to, environmental issues, might also be on track to suffer a similar blindness. They risk becoming fixed on investigating a limited range of established variables, perhaps to the detriment of alternative approaches that are more practically oriented though, so far, less well explored empirically. In this article, we present the FIT framework as an alternative perspective on the variables that might underpin pro-environmental activity and behaviour change. After briefly reviewing the related literature, we outline that framework. Then we present some early empirical data to show its relationship to a range of pro-environmental indices. We follow with a discussion of the framework’s relevance in relation to pro-environmental behaviour change and make proposals for future research.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers in Psychology
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dc.titleClimate change: Time to Do Something Differenten
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology
dc.contributor.institutionLearning, Memory and Thinking
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
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dcterms.dateAccepted2014-11
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