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Effecting Durable Change: A Team Approach to Improve Environmental Behavior in the Household

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Staats, H., Harland, P., & Wilke, H. (2004). Effecting Durable Change: A Team Approach to Improve Environmental Behavior in the Household. Environment and Behavior, 36(3), 341-367.
Interventions for voluntary proenvironmental behavior change usually target a limited number of behaviors and have difficulties in achieving durable change. The EcoTeam Program (E…
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Dynamic norms promote sustainable behaviour, even if it is counternormative.

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Sparkman, G., & Walton, G.M., (2017). Dynamic norms promote sustainable behaviour, even if it is counternormative. Psychological Science, 28(11), 1663-1674.
It is well known that people conform to normative information about other people’s current attitudes and behaviors. Do they also conform to dynamic norms—information about how oth…
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Testing the effects of social norms and behavioral privacy on hand washing: A field experiment.

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Lapinski, M. K., Maloney, E. K., Braz, M., & Shulman, H. C. (2013). Testing the effects of social norms and behavioral privacy on hand washing: A field experiment. Human Communication Research, 39(1), 21-46.
A 2-part study examines the influence of normative messages on college males’ hand washing perceptions and behaviors. Study 1 tests for the appropriateness of hand washing as a ta…
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Spillover of Environment-Friendly Consumer Behaviour

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Thogersen, J., & Ölander, F. (2003). Spillover of environment-friendly consumer behaviour. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(3), 225-236.
Investigated whether environmental-friendly behaviors spread to more and more areas of the consumption pattern in a virtuous circle and whether it is a necessary prerequisite for …
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Household Actions Can Provide a Behavioral Wedge to Rapidly Reduce US Carbon Emissions

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Dietz, T., Gardner, G.T., Gilligan, J., Stern, P.C., Vandenbergh, M.P. (2009). Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(44), 18452-18456.
Most climate change policy attention has been addressed to long-term options, such as inducing new, low-carbon energy technologies and creating cap-and-trade regimes for emissions…
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The effects of social norms on male hygiene.

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Nalbone, D. P., Lee, K. P., Suroviak, A. R., & Lannon, J. M. (2005). The effects of social norms on male hygiene. Individual Differences Research, 3(3), 171-176.
Numerous studies have found that individuals are more likely to comply with social norms when in the presence of others. To test the hypothesis that restroom hygiene norms would b…
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Norms for Environmentally Responsible Behaviour: An Extended Taxonomy

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Thogersen, J. (2006). Norms for environmentally responsible behaviour: An extended taxonomy. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 26(4), 247-261.
The concept of personal or moral norms is ambiguous with regard to its motivational content. An extension and a refinement of the norm taxonomy are therefore suggested, distinguis…
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Planned Behavior and "Local" Norms: An Analysis of the Space-Based Aspects of Normative Ecological Behavior

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Carrus, G., Bonnes, M., Fornara, F., Passafaro, P., & Tronu, G. (2009). Planned behavior and "local" norms: An analysis of the space-based aspects of normative ecological behavior. Cognitive Processing, 10(Suppl2), S198-S200. doi:10.1007/s10339-009-0292-9.
The role of spatial proximity in the construction of social norms is explored in the domain of ecological behaviour. An extended version of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) i…
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Muppets, Pharmacists, and Journalists All Part of Avian Flu Prevention Campaign

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To prevent the spread of avian influenza, staff at the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP) began working with partners in over 30 countries…
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Using Social Marketing to Promote Cold and Flu Prevention Behaviors on an Australian University Campus

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In 2011, a social marketing intervention was developed and tested at the University of Wollongong to determine its effectiveness in reducing the spread of colds and flu among univ…

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