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Title

Public Opinion on Climate Change: Evidence of a Pluralistic Ignorance Effect

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

Climatic changes--Public opinion; Climatic changes--Government policy; Global warming--Public opinion;

Abstract

The phenomenon of pluralistic ignorance may be added to the issues involved with climate change. An effect was found in an Australian study and is expected to replicate in the United States, with added moderators. This suggests added hindrance to changing policies that address climate change.

Start Date

6-4-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 1:45 PM

Faculty Advisor

Nicholas Schwab

Department

Department of Psychology

Comments

Location: Maucker Union Ballroom

Embargo Date

4-6-2016

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Public Opinion on Climate Change: Evidence of a Pluralistic Ignorance Effect

The phenomenon of pluralistic ignorance may be added to the issues involved with climate change. An effect was found in an Australian study and is expected to replicate in the United States, with added moderators. This suggests added hindrance to changing policies that address climate change.