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Reassessing emotion in climate change communication

Debate over effective climate change communication must be grounded in rigorous affective science. Rather than treating emotions as simple levers to be pulled to promote desired outcomes, emotions should be viewed as one integral component of a cognitive feedback system guiding responses to challenging decision-making problems.

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  1. The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts — Amherst, Amherst, USA

    • Daniel A. Chapman
    •  & Brian Lickel
  2. Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts — Amherst, Amherst, USA

    • Ezra M. Markowitz

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