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When does deprivation motivate future-oriented thinking? The case of climate change

  • Adam R. Pearson (a1) and Sander van der Linden (a2)

Abstract

Pepper & Nettle overstate cross-domain evidence of present-oriented thinking among lower-socioeconomic-status (SES) groups and overlook key social and contextual drivers of temporal decision making. We consider psychological research on climate change – a quintessential intertemporal problem that implicates inequities and extrinsic mortality risk – documenting more future-oriented thinking among low- compared to high-SES groups.

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