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Bailey, Janelle M.; Jamani, Sonia; Klavon, Timothy G.; Jaffe, Joshua; Mohan, Svetha – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Objective: Socially-relevant and controversial topics, such as the climate crisis, are subject to differences in the explanations that scientists and the public find plausible. Scaffolds can help students be evaluative of the validity of explanations based on evidence when addressing such topics and support knowledge gains. Method: This study…
Descriptors: Climate, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Weather
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Ceyhan, Gaye D.; Saribas, Deniz – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Objectives: Climate change is a vital environmental issue that every citizen in the world needs to be concerned about. Individually and collectively, regionally and globally, citizens should make informed decisions to overcome the climate crisis. However, in recent years, people are exposed to climate-related misinformation, disinformation, and…
Descriptors: Climate, Ethics, Research Reports, Deception
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Herrick, Imogen R.; Lawson, Michael A.; Matewos, Ananya M. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Objective: The largest Global Climate Strike in history was led and organized by youth, demonstrating students consider climate change a key issue impacting their futures. However, researchers know little about the climate change knowledge and experiences elementary students bring to the classroom. We aimed to engage and explore elementary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Learner Engagement, Climate
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Torsney, Benjamin M.; Matewos, Ananya M. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Objectives: This study examined a new cognitive model of willingness to take environmental action. We posited that one's willingness to act is a feedback loop that starts with their values which lead to attitudes and then to one's beliefs, which are then mediated by negative and learner emotions. Method: Data were collected using the Survey of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Conservation (Environment), Social Action, Values
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Heddy, Benjamin C.; Lombardi, Doug; Danielson, Robert W. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Objective: Moral convictions have been shown to impact learning about science topics including evolution and COVID-19. However, how moral convictions influence learning about climate change -- another science topic perceived as controversial -- has not been studied in depth. The goal of our research was to investigate the predictive relationship…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Climate, Change, Environmental Education
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Lombardi, Doug – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Objectives: Human activities have caused major impacts on Earth's climate systems. Aptly called the climate crisis, severe, pervasive, and irreversible impacts are occurring around the globe. Complementary multidisciplinary strategies that will result in successful mitigation of and adaptation to Earth's rapidly changing climate are needed, now…
Descriptors: Climate, Crisis Management, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology
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Long, David; Henderson, Joseph; Meuwissen, Kevin – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Objective: Research in social psychology and the learning sciences indicates that political ideologies shape how learners and teachers engage climate change science. Because conservative worldviews prioritize the maintenance of existing social hierarchies--specifically race, class, and gender--conservative learners often engage in motivated…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Change, Rural Schools
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Vaupotic, Nina; Kienhues, Dorothe; Jucks, Regina – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Objective: We investigated how individuals deal with the limits of their own knowledge and productively cope with their dependence on experts as they engage with the socio-scientific topic of nuclear energy. We scrutinized the effects of content features of an interview text and of individuals' communicative engagement with the information read.…
Descriptors: Nuclear Energy, Opinions, Beliefs, Adults
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McGowan, Veronica Cassone; Bell, Philip – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Objective: Systems thinking can be counterintuitive to everyday ways of knowing. This can surface doubt around predicted patterns of emergence in complex systems data, especially as it relates to the current climate crisis and related justice-oriented solutions. Method: Our study describes a four-year design-based research project in which we…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Climate, Crisis Management, High School Students
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Sinatra, Gale M. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Objective: The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time. Educational and developmental psychologists can make clear and important contributions to addressing this existential threat. The articles in the Climate Crisis Special Issue take on the issue of climate change from multiple angles, with varied populations, using different research…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Climate
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Simon, Patricia D.; Pakingan, Karmia A.; Aruta, John Jamir Benzon R. – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Objective: This study aimed to 1) investigate the psychometric properties of the Climate Change Anxiety Scale or CCAS (Clayton & Karazsia, 2020) and 2) examine the mediating role of climate change anxiety on the link between experience of climate change and behavioural engagement in climate mitigation in Filipino youth. Method: A total of 452…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Climate, Change, Anxiety
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Nongqayi, Lungile; Risenga, Ida; Dukhan, Shalini – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2022
Introduction: Climate change is a pressing topic as scientists continue to reveal its links to human activities as contributing factors to its exacerbation. These observations lead global governments to seek initiatives that could mitigate these negative impacts. South Africa's government has attempted to grow knowledge and awareness by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Biology, Science Instruction
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Tan, Anggun Triana Sari; Kraska, Jake; Bell, Karen; Costello, Shane – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2021
Objective: The Behaviour Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3) is a rating scale for screening emotional and behavioural disorders in children and adolescents commonly utilised in Australia but relies on a US normative sample. This study assessed the cross-cultural validity of the BASC-3 by evaluating the original factor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Behavior, Rating Scales, Factor Analysis
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Erdag, Coskun – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2021
Objective: Although there is an emerging worldwide interest in understanding teacher accountability as a subjective reality, tools to measure this concept are not available in many countries. For this reason, this study aims to test the validity of using the Turkish version of the Personal Accountability Measure (PAM) on the Turkish K12 teacher…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Characteristics, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Orr, Edna; Kasperski, Ronen; Caspi, Rinat; Hay, Smadar – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2021
Objective: Two agendas guided this study. The first is to report on a dynamic intervention programme that utilizes key developmental domains and strategies, such as emotional expression opportunities, motor activity, learning in groups, playful learning, and shared reading. The second is to explore the possibility that dynamic intervention can…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Speech Communication, Intervention, Preschool Children
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