Construal Level Theory

INTERVENTIONS TO ENCOURAGE SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION

by Ynte K. van Dam & Hans CM van Trijp Sustainable consumption is hampered by a discrepancy between consumers’ attitudes and their actual behaviour in the market place. Psychological construal level theory provides an explanation for the attitude to behaviour gap as a motivational conflict between high and low level of…

DISTANCE MAKES THE MIND GROW BROADER: AN OVERVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTANCE STUDIES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH DOMAINS

by Anouk M. Griffioen, Jannette van Beek, Simone N. Lindhout, and Michel J. J. Handgraaf Environmental and health issues are two of the most pressing issues society faces today. People often view both environmental and health issues as psychologically distant: they believe that the problems will occur in the future, to…