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Can the negative footprint illusion be eliminated by summative priming?
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainability Science, Environmental Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8442-8324
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Computer and Geospatial Sciences, Decision, Risk and Policy Analysis.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6151-9664
University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom.
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom; Luleå University of Technology.
2021 (English)In: Journal of Cognitive Psychology, ISSN 2044-5911, E-ISSN 2044-592X, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 337-356Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

People’s belief that one or more environmentally friendly items that are added to a set of conventional items can reduce the total environmental impact of these items (the negative footprint illusion) could lead to unwanted environmental consequences. An averaging bias seems to underpin this illusion: people make their estimates based on the average of the environmental impact produced by the items rather than the accumulated sum. We report four studies that used various priming manipulations to explore whether people’s preoccupation to think in terms of an average can be eliminated by fostering a summative mindset. The results demonstrate that participants avoid succumbing to the negative footprint illusion when the critical judgment task is preceded by tasks that engender a summation judgment. Our evidence indicates that the negative footprint illusion can be tempered when a primed concept (summation) is used adaptively on subsequent judgments, thereby correcting for bias in environmental judgments.

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Taylor & Francis , 2021. Vol. 33, no 3, p. 337-356
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averaging bias, Negative footprint illusion, summative priming
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-35499DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2021.1903012ISI: 000631998500001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85102932673OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-35499DiVA, id: diva2:1540296
Available from: 2021-03-29 Created: 2021-03-29 Last updated: 2022-09-09Bibliographically approved

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