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  1. Optimistic Environmental Messaging Increases State Optimism and in Vivo Pro-Environmental Behavior.Megan MacKinnon, Adam C. Davis & Steven Arnocky - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    Despite recent empirical interest, the links between optimism and pessimism with pro-environmental behavior remain equivocal. This research is characterized by a reliance on cross-sectional data, a focus on trait-level at the neglect of state-level optimism–pessimism, and assessments of retrospective self-reported ecological behavior that are subject to response bias. To attend to these gaps, 140 North American adults were experimentally primed with bogus optimistic or pessimistic environmental news articles, and then asked to report their levels of state optimism–pessimism, intentions to purchase (...)
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