There is no “I” in nature: The influence of self-awareness on connectedness to nature

Title:
There is no “I” in nature: The influence of self-awareness on connectedness to nature
Authors:
Frantz, Cynthia M. ( 0000-0001-9303-3052 ) ; Mayer, F. Stephan; Norton, Chelsey; Rock, Mindi
Abstract:
Environmentalists and ecopsychologists claim that focusing on "I" leads people to feel less connected to nature. The present study empirically tests this argument by manipulating participants' objective self-awareness (OSA). Heightened OSA has been shown to increase participants' self-focus, but also increase the impact of individuals' attitudes and personality characteristics. integrating these effects, we predicted that individuals lacking pro-environmental internal characteristics (nonenvironmentalists and those high on exploitativeness) Would show decreased connection to nature in response to heightened OSA, while individuals with pro-ell vi roll mental internal characteristics would not. For these individuals, their pro-environmental internal characteristics should counteract the effects of OSA on connection to nature. Two studies provide empirical Support for this hypothesis. Implications of this research for proenvironmental actions are discussed. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Citation:
Frantz, C., F.S. Mayer, C. Norton, and M. Rock. 2005. "There is no “I” in nature: The influence of self-awareness on connectedness to nature." Journal of Environmental Psychology 25(4): 427-436.
Publisher:
Elsevier
DATE ISSUED:
2005-12
Department:
Psychology
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1016/j.jenvp.2005.10.002
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0272494405000587
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/596610

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dc.contributor.authorFrantz, Cynthia M.en
dc.contributor.authorMayer, F. Stephanen
dc.contributor.authorNorton, Chelseyen
dc.contributor.authorRock, Mindien
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-18T14:21:34Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-18T14:21:34Zen
dc.date.issued2005-12en
dc.identifier.citationFrantz, C., F.S. Mayer, C. Norton, and M. Rock. 2005. "There is no “I” in nature: The influence of self-awareness on connectedness to nature." Journal of Environmental Psychology 25(4): 427-436.en
dc.identifier.issn0272-4944en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/596610en
dc.description.abstractEnvironmentalists and ecopsychologists claim that focusing on "I" leads people to feel less connected to nature. The present study empirically tests this argument by manipulating participants' objective self-awareness (OSA). Heightened OSA has been shown to increase participants' self-focus, but also increase the impact of individuals' attitudes and personality characteristics. integrating these effects, we predicted that individuals lacking pro-environmental internal characteristics (nonenvironmentalists and those high on exploitativeness) Would show decreased connection to nature in response to heightened OSA, while individuals with pro-ell vi roll mental internal characteristics would not. For these individuals, their pro-environmental internal characteristics should counteract the effects of OSA on connection to nature. Two studies provide empirical Support for this hypothesis. Implications of this research for proenvironmental actions are discussed. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jenvp.2005.10.002en
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0272494405000587en
dc.subject.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.titleThere is no “I” in nature: The influence of self-awareness on connectedness to natureen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Environmental Psychologyen
dc.subject.keywordNarcissistic personality inventoryen_US
dc.subject.keywordPerspective takingen_US
dc.subject.keywordConstruct validityen_US
dc.subject.keywordHelping behavioren_US
dc.subject.keywordFocusen_US
dc.subject.keywordAttentionen_US
dc.identifier.volume25en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.startpage427en_US
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Environmental Psychologyen
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