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dc.contributor.authorJaspal, Rusien
dc.contributor.authorNerlich, Brigitteen
dc.contributor.authorCinnirella, Marcoen
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-19T13:16:08Z
dc.date.available2013-07-19T13:16:08Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationJaspal, R., Nerlich, B. and Cinnirella, M. (2014). Human Responses to Climate Change: Social Representation, Identity and Socio-Psychological Action. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. 8 (1), pp. 110-130en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/8827
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractClimate change is one of the most important global challenges in the twenty-first century, given that a changing climate is likely to have negative and potentially irreversible consequences for the environment and human beings. Drawing upon Social Representations Theory and Identity Process Theory from social psychology, we argue that research should focus upon, and successfully integrate, three levels of analysis, namely (1) how climate change knowledge is constructed and circulates (social representation); (2) the role of identity in relation to these representations (identity); and (3) how people might respond to them (action). It is suggested that identity processes may determine how people process social representations of climate change, and that they mediate the link between representations and environmental behaviour. Understanding human responses to climate change necessitates an integrative social sciences perspective, in terms of disciplinary, theoretical and methodological approaches.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe would like to thank the ESRC for their financial support of project RES-360-25-0068.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEnvironmental Communicationen
dc.subjectclimate changeen
dc.subjectcommunicationen
dc.subjectsocial representationen
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.subjectsocial actionen
dc.subjectidentity process theoryen
dc.subjectpublic understandingen
dc.subjectbehaviour changeen
dc.titleHuman Responses to Climate Change: Social Representation, Identity and Socio-Psychological Action.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2013.846270
dc.researchgroupPsychologyen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.researchinstituteMedia Discourse Centre (MDC)en
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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