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dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, S
dc.contributor.authorNicholson-Cole, S
dc.date.available2014-05-21T20:39:29Z
dc.date.issued2009-03-01
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000263562100004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=d4d813f4571fa7d6246bdc0dfeca3a1c
dc.identifier.citationO'Neill, S. & Nicholson-Cole, S. (2009). "Fear Won't Do It" Promoting Positive Engagement With Climate Change Through Visual and Iconic Representations. SCIENCE COMMUNICATION, 30 (3), pp.355-379. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547008329201.
dc.identifier.issn1075-5470
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/27663
dc.descriptionC1 - Journal Articles Refereed
dc.description.abstractFear-inducing representations of climate change are widely employed in the public domain. However, there is a lack of clarity in the literature about the impacts that fearful messages in climate change communications have on people's senses of engagement with the issue and associated implications for public engagement strategies. Some literature suggests that using fearful representations of climate change may be counterproductive. The authors explore this assertion in the context of two empirical studies that investigated the role of visual, and iconic, representations of climate change for public engagement respectively. Results demonstrate that although such representations have much potential for attracting people's attention to climate change, fear is generally an ineffective tool for motivating genuine personal engagement. Nonthreatening imagery and icons that link to individuals' everyday emotions and concerns in the context of this macro-environmental issue tend to be the most engaging. Recommendations for constructively engaging individuals with climate change are given.
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.subjectSocial and Cultural Geography; Environmental Politics; Climate Change Mitigation Strategies; Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
dc.title"Fear Won't Do It" Promoting Positive Engagement With Climate Change Through Visual and Iconic Representations
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1075547008329201
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentResource Management And Geography
melbourne.source.titleScience Communication
melbourne.source.volume30
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pages355-379
melbourne.publicationid134970
melbourne.elementsid316450
melbourne.contributor.authorO'Neill, Saffron
melbourne.internal.ingestnoteAbstract bulk upload (2017-07-20)
dc.identifier.eissn1552-8545
melbourne.fieldofresearch440610 Social geography
melbourne.fieldofresearch440805 Environmental politics
melbourne.seocode190301 Climate change mitigation strategies
melbourne.seocode190103 Social impacts of climate change and variability
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