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Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation

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Dickerson CA, Thibodeau, R., Aronson, E., Miller, D. (1992). Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 22 (11), 841854.
In a field experiment on water conservation, we aroused dissonance in patrons of the campus recreation facility by making them feel hypocritical about their showering habits. Usin…

Can Commitment Change Behavior? A Case Study of Environmental Actions

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Katzev, R. & Wang, T. Can commitment change behavior? A case study of environmental actions. Vol. 9. 1994. 13-26.
Conducted a critical evaluation of both laboratory and field studies that have employed commitment procedures to change behavior. An analysis of the methodological and historical …

The Comparative Effectiveness of Reward and Commitment Approaches in Motivating Community Recycling

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Katzev, R. D. & Pardini, A. U. The comparative effectiveness of reward and commitment approaches in motivating community recycling. Vol. 17. 1987-1988. 93-113.

Environmental Knowledge and Recycling Behavior as a Function of Attitudes and Personality Characteristics

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Arbuthnot, J. Environmental knowledge and recycling behavior as a fuction of attitudes and personality characteristics. Vol. 1. 1974. 119-121.
Tested a numer of hypotheses regarding the relationship among (a) personality characteristics, (b) certain demographic factors, and (c) environmental attitudes, knowledge, and com…

SustainAbility Month in Library

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Greg Carlson Venice July 23, 2008 01:43 PM
Greetings: I have been a list subscriber for several months and appreciate the variety and depth of postings and discussions. If list memberswill be in the Sarasota, Florida …

Great Turtle Race Daily Update!

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Terre Dunivant San Luis Obispo June 06, 2008 02:07 PM
Dear Colleagues, Like most of you, I get emails all day asking me to do something for polar bears, wolves, whales, habitat threats... Mostly I click the link and sign the let…

Buy Local Campaigns

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Nancy Adams Le Roy May 31, 2008 10:23 AM
My nearest small town of 900 is undertaking a "Buy Local" Campaign. I found some good things on the internet about how to undertake such a campaign, but they didn't include fsm ty…

Private Land Stewardship -- Report Cards and Commitments

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t151e April 14, 2008 08:47 AM
Hi Everyone, I am doing some research for a community-based group, assessing riparian zone management and landowner perceptions of their stewardship. I would like to recommend …

Pledging in Public

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Danita Maslankowski Calgary March 28, 2008 02:42 PM
Hi Folks; How well do you think this will work? I'm working with a group that wants to change behaviour by inviting people to pledge to do one thing to help the environment. T…

For Next FSB

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Raquel Feroe Edmonton March 05, 2008 10:20 AM
I am an adult supporter of a group called Eco-Air in Edmonton Alberta. Edmonton's Children's Organized Anti Idling Recruiters. The kids are all under age 14. We have gotten press …

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