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Global Warming Message Framing Does Not Impact Willingness to Take Action Among a Sample of College Students

Poster Session VI - Board: VI- 130
Friday, May 28, 2010, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Jessica M. Nolan
University of Scranton

Anna DiColli
University of Scranton

Karen Hudzinski
University of Scranton

Allison Davis
University of Scranton

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of global warming message framing on participants’ global warming related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Results showed no significant differences between those who read an optimistic message versus those who read a pessimistic message. Possible explanations are discussed.

Subject Area: Personality/Social
Keywords: Social Cognition

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