Vaccination-hesitancy and global warming: distinct social challenges with similar behavioural solutions

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Abstract

Although the COVID-19 vaccine has dramatically changed the fight against the pandemic, many exhibit vaccinationhesitancy. At the same time, continued human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases pose an alarming threat to humanity. Based on the theory of Subjective Expected Relative Similarity (SERS) and a recent international study that drastically modified COVID-19 health-related attitudes, we explain why a similar approach and a corresponding public policy are expected to help resolve both behavioural issues: reduce vaccination hesitancy and motivate climate actions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number211515
JournalRoyal Society Open Science
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General

Keywords

  • behaviour
  • global warming
  • SERS
  • vaccination hesitancy

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