Although environmental problems are currently on the rise, many individuals do not have a realistic conception of what the issues are or how to solve them. Undergraduate students participating in a class that explores the environment and issues associated with it were interviewed in groups of 4-7 members. They were given a list of issues, such as overpopulation and ozone depletion and asked to describe their first thoughts related to the issues. These were compared to a standard view. Implications were discussed.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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University of Northern Iowa
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Summerfield, Melissa; Pleasant, Keri; Trcka, Sara; and Li, Andrew
"General Conceptions of Environmental Problems in an Undergraduate Population,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 6:
1, Article 31.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol6/iss1/31