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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2013, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (9): 1677-1685.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.01677

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Risk Perception Based on Climate Change

ZHANG Hui; XU Fuming; LI Bin; LUO Hanbing; ZHENG Qiuqiang   

  1. (Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior, Ministry of Education (CCNU); School of Psychology, Central China Normal University; Key Laboratory of Human Development and Mental Health of Hubei Province, Wuhan 430079, China)
  • Received:2012-12-29 Online:2013-09-15 Published:2013-09-15
  • Contact: XU Fuming

Abstract: Risk perception based on climate change refers to an objective understanding and subjective feelings of climate change in life, which has been a hot topic in researches of risk perception. The purposes of present paper are to review previous research findings, and then provide directions for future researches in this field. Specifically, psychological mechanisms handling risk perception based on climate change include the psychometric paradigm and two system theory. Evidences show risk perception based on climate change could be mediated by gender, age, knowledge, experience, emotion, world view and so on. Further researches are expected to focus on deepening our understanding of its psychological theories and determinants, as well as expanding its application values to group.

Key words: risk perception, climate change, the psychometric paradigm, two systems theory