2020
DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/vebhd
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Hunter Gehlbach, Carly D Robinson, Christine Vriesema, Eddie Bernal, Ursula K. Heise

Abstract: Many individuals struggle to see, comprehend, and care about the planet’s accelerating loss of biodiversity. Scholars suggest that the impact of declining biodiversity remains emotionally and psychologically distant—similar to how many perceive climate change. Yet, because people see representations of species and habitats routinely throughout their daily lives, carefully selected images could make this issue feel less psychologically distant and/or more emotionally resonant. Leveraging photos that undersco…

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