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Coverage of environmental attitudes since April 12, 2021.

National narcissists likely to support greenwashing campaigns to improve nation's image

"...The study, published by the Journal of Environmental Psychology, highlights the importance of group-based underpinnings of anti-environmental attitudes. It shows that nation-based defensiveness is a significant barrier in introducing pro-environmental policies, as it is associated with the preoccupation of national image more than with taking actual pro-environmental action. National narcissism, characterised by a strong need to validate a grandiose ingroup image, is related to support for pretending to be green just to impress others..."


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Analyzing rural people?s resilience in the face of floodwater: Evidence from Iran

"...For this purpose, a theoretical framework, whose main core is the VBN theory [including a chain of environmental attitudes (EAF), beliefs (BFF) and social norms (NFF) in facing floods], and also the variables of place attachment (PA), time perspective (TP), knowledge in the face of floods (KF) and organizational adaptation capacity (OAC) were used to analyze RPRF..."


Environmental knowledge is inversely associated with climate change anxiety

"...Results showed that, even after controlling for demographic characteristics, personality characteristics, and environmental attitudes, overall environmental knowledge and climate-specific knowledge were negatively related to climate change anxiety (both B?=?-..."


"...In many developing countries, the market for green foods is still nascent, and factors that influence their consumption are poorly understood..."


Five shades of green: Heterogeneous environmental attitudes in an evolutionary game model

"...An environmental policy to foster virtuous behaviour does not automatically establish a social norm in a population; that is, the policy might not be socially acceptable or enforceable..."


The Influence of Ecolabel: Insights from the Indonesian Bioplastics Packaging Industry Stakeholders

"...Other factors such as packaging price, pro-environmental attitude, habitual practice, and access to appropriate waste management facilities also significantly influence consumer adoption and proper disposal of bioplastics..."


Do low-carbon rewards incentivize people to ridesplitting? Evidence from structural analysis

"...Confirmatory factor analysis suggests that pro-environmental attitudes do not directly force people to ridesplitting..."


Attitudes toward Wind Power in Norway?Solution or Problem in Renewable Energy Development?

"...Wind power has become an increasingly important source of renewable energy in Norway..."


Can a YouTube video lead to changes in environmental beliefs, attitudes, norms, and intended behavior?

"...We investigate, using concepts from social psychological theories of the determinants of environmental behavior that might be affected by video media, the impact of viewing a short YouTube video about waste reduction while controlling for pre-existing environmental attitudes and beliefs, which is the greatest challenge in evaluating the impact of video media..."


A new two-nested-game approach: linking micro- and macro-scales in international environmental agreements

"...We propose a new framework based on a two-nested-game approach composed by: (1) a one-shot game with two asymmetric countries that negotiate the international abatement target, and (2) an evolutionary game which describes the economic structure resulting from agents? interactions..."


Paddy Farmers? Pro-environmental Behavior Based on Virtue-Ethical Perspective

"...The results of the correlation test showed that environmental education, environmental knowledge, environmental attitude, moral values of virtue, and moral norms had a positive and significant relationship with environmental behavior..."


Pro-Environmental Behavior of Farmers in the Dieng Plateau Indonesia

"...Some variables used to predict PEB are an environmental concern, perceived behavioral control, and environmental Attitude..."