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Navigating Environmental Attitudes

Thomas A. Heberlein


The environment, and how humans affect it, is more of a concern now than ever. We are constantly told that halting climate change requires raising awareness, changing attitudes, and finally altering behaviors among the general public—and doing it fast. New information, attitudes, and actions, it is conventionally assumed, will necessarily follow one from the other. However, this approach ignores much of what is known about attitudes in general and environmental attitudes in particular—a huge gap lies between what we say and what we do. Solving environmental problems requires a scientific under ... More

Keywords: attitudes, attitude change, energy conservation, global warming, interdisciplinary, littering, norm activation, pro-environmental behavior, three fixes, wolves

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199773329
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas A. Heberlein, author
University of Wisconsin, Madison