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Thea Gregersen

PhD Candidate , Centre for climate and energy transformation (CET)

Perceptions of Climate Change Across Europe

My PhD project focus on perceptions of climate change across Europe and spans psychological constructs from mental representations via emotions to behavior. I am further a member of the Climate and Environment unit of The Norwegian Citizen Panel.

Lecture
  • Gregersen, Thea. 2020. Miljøpsykologi – hvordan psykologiske forskning om holdninger og atferdsendringer kan få oss til å forstå hvordan vi reagerer på vår tids største trussel.
Academic lecture
  • Gregersen, Thea. 2020. Onshore and offshore wind.
  • Gregersen, Thea. 2019. Worry about climate change: The role of mental models and political ideology.
  • Gregersen, Thea. 2019. Worry about climate change: The role of mental models and political ideology .
  • Gregersen, Thea; Doran, Rouven; Böhm, Gisela; Tvinnereim, Endre. 2019. Predictors of worry about climate change across Europe.
  • Gregersen, Thea. 2019. Perceptions of climate change across Europe: Lessons from an ongoing research project.
Popular scientific article
  • Gregersen, Thea; Tvinnereim, Endre. 2019. Olje- og gassutvinning i Lofoten og Vesterålen. Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin.
  • Gregersen, Thea; Tvinnereim, Endre. 2019. Hva mener folk om vindkraft på land og til havs? Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin.
  • Gregersen, Thea; Tvinnereim, Endre. 2019. Bilparken – bare nullutslippsbiler fra 2025? Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin.
  • Gregersen, Thea; Tvinnereim, Endre. 2019. Bekymring for klimaendringer. Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Perception of Climate Change Across Europe
 

The project’s objectives are to generate integrated knowledge about people´s perceptions of climate change across Europe. One important aspect of public perceptions is mental models–simplified mental representations of a phenomenon. Mental models of climate change comprise, for example, general knowledge about the climate system and beliefs about climate impacts (Böhm & Pfister, 2001; Moser, 2010). The research question is addressed by analyzing data from two cross-national datasets: the European Perceptions of Climate Change (EPCC) and the European Social Survey (ESS). Both datasets contain comparable questions from representative samples of four and twenty-three European countries, respectively, and constitute an invaluable resource for studying mental models about climate change, within and across countries.

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