System Justification and the Disruption of Environmental Goal-Setting: A Self-Regulatory Perspective

Resource Author: Irina Feygina

A chapter from Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain that explores the phenomenon of system justification and why people deny environmental realities and thus perpetuate environmentally harmful behaviors.
An article arguing that widespread denial and resistance to helping the environment are linked to the social psychological tendency to defend and justify the societal status quo.