Psychological and behavioural approaches to understanding and governing sustainable mobility

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitlePsychological and behavioural approaches to understanding and governing sustainable mobility Author(S)James Highama (Author)
Abstract  This paper introduces and explores the psychological and social factors that both contribute to and inhibit behaviour change vis-à-vis sustainable (tourist) mobility. It is based on papers presented at the Freiburg 2012 workshop. Specifically, it reviews climate change attitudes and perceptions, the psychological benefits of tourism mobilities, addictive elements of mobility and social norming effects, the attitude–behaviour gap (i.e. cognitive dissonance between understandings of, and responses to, climate change), the psychology of modal shifts, the psychology of travel speed/time and psychological explanations for the perceived importance of long distance travel ...Paginationp 949-967
SubjectEconomicsDescriptorsTourism
Journal TitleJournal of Sustainable Tourism  
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