Charles Ogunbode

Charles Ogunbode
University of Nottingham | Notts · School of Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
My research interests are in environmental and social psychology. Web: www.charlesogunbode.com | www.neel-lab.com
Additional affiliations
May 2018 - July 2019
University of Bergen
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2013 - September 2017
University of St Andrews
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
October 2013 - September 2017
University of St Andrews
Field of study
  • Psychology
September 2012 - November 2013
University of St Andrews
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (26)
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Climate change threatens mental health via increasing exposure to the social and economic disruptions created by extreme weather and large-scale climatic events, as well as through the anxiety associated with recognising the existential threat posed by the climate crisis. Considering the growing levels of climate change awareness across the world,...
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Climate change worry, eco-anxiety, and ecological grief are concepts that have emerged in the media, public discourse, and research in recent years. However, there is not much literature examining and summarizing the ways in which these emotions are expressed, to what processes they are related, and how they are distributed. This narrative review a...
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Climate change and mental health concerns are both defining issues of the generation of today. It has been established that the worsening climate causes many environmental disasters and physical health problems. However, its psychological impacts are still not well understood. Climate change has brought about an emerging psychological phenomenon te...
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This study explored the antecedents and outcomes of negative emotional responses to climate change among people from a diverse range of cultural and national contexts. We analysed cross-sectional data gathered in 28 countries (N = 10,963). Our results show that negative emotional responses to climate change are positively related to the amount of a...
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The Big Five Inventory-10 (BFI-10; Rammstedt & John, 2007) is one of many short versions of personality inventories that measure the Big Five trait dimensions. Short versions of scales often present methodological challenges as a trade-off for their convenience. Based on samples from 28 countries (N = 10,560), the current study investigated inter-i...
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During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVIDiSTRESS Consortium launched an open-accessglobal survey to understand and improve individuals’ experiences related to the crisis. a year later,we extended this line of research by launching a new survey to address the dynamic landscape of thepandemic. this survey was released with the goal of addr...
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Given the association between attitudes towards climate change and personality traits, the aim of this study was to examine attitudes towards global warming through the Dark Triad personality traits and anticipated guilt. A sample of 201 undergraduate students participated in this cross-sectional web-based survey. Results showed that favourable att...
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This study explores the prevalence of flight shame in different travel situations that may involve flying, and their respective associations with perceived norms. A particular focus is on how flight shame might be shaped by expectations regarding social approval from others and perceptions of how others typically behave.
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There are differences across Europe in elements of climate citizenship, including climate concern, perceived responsibility, and willingness to support and take climate action. This paper examines how individual-level climate perceptions correspond to a country's contribution to climate change and its ability to develop climate policies. Data from...
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While several studies show an association between flooding experience and climate change engagement, a few show no evidence of such a link. Here, we explore the potential that this inconsistency relates to the measurement of flooding experience in terms of individual versus local experience, and the subsumption of multiple distinct constructs withi...
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While the youth-led climate protection movement is gaining momentum, political efforts to reduce carbon emissions have so far been largely unsuccessful. Against this backdrop, it is little surprising that young people are increasingly concerned about their future; some even experience emotional distress, including feelings of fear and hopelessness....
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The need to tailor environmental policies in Africa with an understanding of public attitudes is commonly acknowledged, but efforts to generate such understanding are generally constrained by a lack of reliable context-appropriate measures. Attempts to ‘borrow’ Western measures in African research are typically undermined by the cross-cultural ineq...
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This article investigates the influence of exposure to the IPCC special report on 1.5°C global warming on climate change attitudes. Among a nationally representative sample of the Norwegian public, we found that exposure to the report is associated with greater perceived threat from climate change and increased climate change concern. However, this...
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Climate change is projected to increase the frequency, intensity and unpredictability of extreme weather events across the globe and these events are likely to have significant mental health implications. The mental health literature broadly characterises negative emotional reactions to extreme weather experiences as undesirable impacts on wellbein...
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ABSTRACT Like in many African countries, there is a wide age gap between political leaders and the electorate in Nigeria. While the socio-political implications of this gap are a common subject of debate in the Nigerian political space, the possible factors perpetuating it are much less understood. Against the background of the recent passage of th...
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The literature suggests extreme weather experiences have potential to increase climate change engagement by influencing the way people perceive the proximity and implications of climate change. Yet, limited attention has been directed at investigating how individual differences in the subjective interpretation of extreme weather events as indicatio...
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Research suggests that highlighting links between local weather events and climate change can help promote climate change engagement. Yet, the evidence for the relationship between weather experiences and climate change attitudes has been mixed. Here we argue that obtaining an accurate assessment of the contribution of weather experiences to climat...
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Evidence that the current environmental crisis is rooted in maladaptive human behaviour is ubiquitous and irrefutable. The primary aim of my research is to contribute to a better understanding of how environment-related decisions and actions are shaped by social and psychological factors. Drawing from various psychological theories, I'm attempting...
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Previous research indicates that socio-demographic attributes are important predictors of environmental concern. However, this research mainly focused on Western societies , with minimal representation of non-Western contexts. In this article, we argue that a stronger representation of non-Western societies is necessary for a more global understand...
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As part of efforts to mitigate the consequences of environmental degradation resulting from negative human activities, the focus of social–scientific studies on human–nature relationships has expanded in the last two decades to include research on the behavioral dimensions of global climate change. Current research findings make it apparent that so...
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Given the significance of human behavior as a major driver of most environmental problems, it is generally agreed that efforts to promote global ecological and economic sustainability must now include attempts to understand public perceptions of, and attitudes toward, environmental issues. Research findings generally indicate that attitudes are imp...
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Prior research has shown a tendency for environmental problems to be rated as more severe at the global level than at the local level. The present paper reports re-analyses of a large cross-cultural dataset (Study 1, k = 22, N = 3,277) and new cross-cultural data (Study 2, k = 8, N = 1,131) examining the prevalence of this spatial bias in the rated...
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Biodiversity and the natural environment have suffered a huge negative impact around the world as a result of excessive exploitation by humans and the often shortsighted economic policies of national governments. Some scientists have asserted that the resolution of this problem may lie in a proper examination and understanding of human knowledge of...

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The overarching objective of the MECCA project Targeting Mental Models of Climate Change Risk to facilitate Climate Action is to identify adaptation and mitigation strategies by analyzing the gap between stakeholder’s perceptions of change and risk and projected impacts of human activities under changing climatic conditions in East Africa (Lake Victoria) and West Africa (Lagos).
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The overarching objective of the MECCA project Targeting Mental Models of Climate Change Risk to facilitate Climate Action is to identify adaptation and mitigation strategies by analyzing the gap between stakeholder’s perceptions of change and risk and projected impacts of human activities under changing climatic conditions in East Africa (Lake Victoria) and West Africa (Lagos). visit: http://mecca.sites.uu.nl
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Climate change has negative implications for mental health through direct exposure to adverse environmental conditions, as well as through the anxiety and psychological distress that may arise from acknowledging the threat posed by global climate change. The majority of studies have focused on the mental health effects of direct exposure to adverse climatic conditions but there is little empirical evidence regarding how mental health is affected by expsoure to virtual media representations of ongoing environmental impacts. This project is aimed at addressing this gap in the literature through an investigation of the links between media exposure, climate change anxiety and mental health using data gathered from young adults in 26 countries.