Fun environmentalism! Potential contributions of autonomy supportive psychology to developing low carbon lifestyles in Australian households

Cooke, Anna and Fielding, Kelly (2009). Fun environmentalism! Potential contributions of autonomy supportive psychology to developing low carbon lifestyles in Australian households. In: Proceedings of the Environmental Research Event 2009, Noosa, QLD. Environmental Research Event 2009, Noosa Heads, Queensland, (1-8). 10-13th May 2009.

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Author Cooke, Anna
Fielding, Kelly
Title of paper Fun environmentalism! Potential contributions of autonomy supportive psychology to developing low carbon lifestyles in Australian households
Conference name Environmental Research Event 2009
Conference location Noosa Heads, Queensland
Conference dates 10-13th May 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Environmental Research Event 2009, Noosa, QLD
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary To achieve sustainable levels of Australian household carbon emissions, individuals will have to adopt and maintain high impact pro-environmental behaviours across a number of behavioural domains. It is hypothesised that motivation type will be a critical factor in bringing about personally sustainable changes. In particular, selfdetermined (autonomous) motivation will be essential for generalisation of proenvironmental behaviour. If this hypothesis is supported, the next challenge is to identify optimal ways of promoting autonomous behaviour change, drawing on and expanding from Self-Determination Theory. It is proposed that a general move towards a positive, holistic approach to environmentalism is necessary, one aspect of which is to make environmental action more satisfying, interesting, and fun.
Subjects 0502 Environmental Science and Management
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

 
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