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Flooding experience and assessment of climate change: implication of psychological distance, risk perception and place attachment

Abstract : Human-induced climate change is associated with more and more frequent emergent risks and natural disasters. This research aims to study how individuals characterize climate change and flooding, by taking into account their experience of flooding (exposure and/or experience) and their place attachment. In order to do so, we consider the model of psychological distance and the risk perception. A questionnaire was submitted to 325 people. The results show that place attachment and psychological distances linked to climate change and flooding can explain the perception of flooding risk. The analyzes confirm that risk assessment is linked to the experience of flooding. Moreover, individuals without any flooding experience perceive climate change as being closer to them. These results are discussed in relation to the importance of taking context and experience into account when implementing field interventions.
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Mary Guillard, Oscar Navarro, Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi. Flooding experience and assessment of climate change: implication of psychological distance, risk perception and place attachment. PsyEcology. Revista Bilingüe de Psicología Ambiental / Bilingual Journal of Environmental Psychology, Taylor & Francis, 2019, 10 (3), pp.287-312. ⟨10.1080/21711976.2019.1622347⟩. ⟨hal-03345141⟩

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