What does psychology contribute to the understanding of societal transformation? A discussion of motives for collective pro-environmental action

Schulte M (2022)
Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld.

Bielefelder E-Dissertation | Englisch
 
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Schulte, Maxie
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Bamberg, Sebastian; Bohner, GerdUniBi
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Pro-environmental movements organise collective strikes for actions to limit the global temperature rise and characterise lack of pro-environmental policies as immoral. Against this background, the present dissertation comprises three manuscripts that (1) connect environmental psychological research to a meta-theory on societal transformation and based on this theoretical paradigm, (2) systematically investigate predictors of collective pro-environmental action. Manuscripts one and two discuss the social identity approach as a psychological theory for social transformation (Tajfel, 1978; Tajfel & Turner, 1986). Manuscript one then suggests three research lines for transformation-oriented research in environmental psychology that focus on (1) applying established models of collective action to collective pro-environmental action, (2) investigating the emergence of pro-environmental activist identities and (3) studying the connections between moral beliefs and collective pro-environmental action. Building on the first manuscript, manuscript two confirms the central role of opinion-based pro-environmental social identity for collective pro-environmental action. Manuscript three draws on the encapsulation model of social identity in collective action (Thomas et al., 2009; Thomas et al., 2012) for explaining emerging collective action against state policies. Further, it empirically confirms the amplifying effect of violation of moral beliefs for negative group-based emotion in collective action. The results of these studies emphasise the importance of pro-environmental social identity for collective pro-environmental behaviour and discuss the influence of moral beliefs. The dissertation concludes with the prospect that moral beliefs as group-boundary transcending constructs can potentially be a core for superordinate pro-environmental identities to guide pro-environmental action, suggesting three topics for future transformation-oriented research in environmental psychology.
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2022
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Schulte M. What does psychology contribute to the understanding of societal transformation? A discussion of motives for collective pro-environmental action. Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld; 2022.
Schulte, M. (2022). What does psychology contribute to the understanding of societal transformation? A discussion of motives for collective pro-environmental action. Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld. https://doi.org/10.4119/unibi/2962467
Schulte, M. (2022). What does psychology contribute to the understanding of societal transformation? A discussion of motives for collective pro-environmental action. Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld.
Schulte, M., 2022. What does psychology contribute to the understanding of societal transformation? A discussion of motives for collective pro-environmental action, Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld.
M. Schulte, What does psychology contribute to the understanding of societal transformation? A discussion of motives for collective pro-environmental action, Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld, 2022.
Schulte, M.: What does psychology contribute to the understanding of societal transformation? A discussion of motives for collective pro-environmental action. Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld (2022).
Schulte, Maxie. What does psychology contribute to the understanding of societal transformation? A discussion of motives for collective pro-environmental action. Bielefeld: Universität Bielefeld, 2022.
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