Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Tampering with nature : a systematic review
Authors: Hoogendoorn, Gea
Sütterlin, Bernadette
Siegrist, Michael
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1111/risa.13619
Published in: Risk Analysis
Volume(Issue): 41
Issue: 1
Page(s): 141
Pages to: 156
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wiley
ISSN: 0272-4332
Language: English
Subjects: Controllability; Morality; Naturalness; Risk perception; Tampering with nature
Subject (DDC): 333.7: Land, natural recreational areas
Abstract: Tampering with nature has been shown to be a strong, and sometimes even the strongest, predictor of the risk perception and acceptance of various technologies and behaviors, including environmental technologies, such as geoengineering. It is therefore helpful to understand what tampering with nature is as a construct, to which factors it relates, and when a technology or behavior is perceived as such. By means of a systematic review, we show that very little systematic research has been conducted on tampering with nature. Because tampering with nature has not yet been clearly defined, no systematic operationalization of tampering with nature has been used in the current literature. We show that tampering with nature is often used interchangeably with other constructs, such as naturalness. Based on the literature, we suggest that tampering with nature is related to and possibly influenced by three other constructs, which are naturalness, morality, and controllability. We discuss the influence of tampering with nature on the acceptance and risk perception of various technologies and behaviors and make suggestions for future research needs in order to better understand this construct.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
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