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Yikes! Huge Disconnect Between Environmental Attitude & Behavior

Yikes! Huge Disconnect Between Environmental Attitude & Behavior | Doctorate Research | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared on CleanTechnica sister site The Inspired Economist. To learn about sustainable economics, see Special Reports by The Inspired Economist.


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Stop-gap action urged on climate

Stop-gap action urged on climate | Doctorate Research | Scoop.it
The International Energy Agency offers short-term solutions to keep climate change below a "danger threshold".

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Study: The Effect of Empathy in Environmental Moral Reasoning

Study: The Effect of Empathy in Environmental Moral Reasoning | Doctorate Research | Scoop.it

Based on Batson’s Model of Altruism, in the present work it is argued that moral reasoning about the environment (number of moral reasons given for pro-environmental behaviors) can be improved by manipulating the emotion of empathy. It is also argued that the argument of moral reasoning will be different depending on whether the object of empathy is a natural object (vulture) or a human being (young man). The present work reports a study using a factorial design (2x2) with control group on the relationship between empathy level (high or low), empathy object (vulture or young man) and moral reasoning about ecological dilemmas.

 

 

The reasoning was evaluated using four different ecological moral dilemmas, with responses coded in three categories (anthropocentric, ecocentric and nonvenvironmental). The results of the study indicate that participants who showed a high empathy level provided more arguments of moral reasoning than those in the low empathy group. When the object of empathy was a vulture the number of moral arguments of an ecocentric nature increased; when it was a young man the number of moral arguments of an anthropocentric nature increased.


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Ian McCallum: The Psychology of Conservation

Ian McCallum: The Psychology of Conservation | Doctorate Research | Scoop.it
As a psychiatrist, poet and wilderness guide hailing from South Africa, Ian McCallum brings a unique perspective to conservation psychology and…

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