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Social Identity, Self-Categorization, and the Communication of Group Norms

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Hogg, M., & Reid, S. (2006). Social identity, self-categorization, and the communication of group norms. Communication Theory, 16(1), 7-30. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2885.2006.00003.x.
We articulate the role of norms within the social identity perspective as a basis for theorizing a number of manifestly communicative phenomena. We describe how group norms are co…

Putting Text in Context: The Conflict Between Pro-Ecological Messages and Anti-Ecological Descriptive Norms

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Oceja, L., & Berenguer, J. (2009). Putting text in context: The conflict between pro-ecological messages and anti-ecological descriptive norms. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 12(2), 657-666.
In the present work we test whether the effectiveness of ecological messages may be canceled out when they conflict with the descriptive norm that is salient in the situation. In …

Combining Behavioral Theories to Predict Recycling Involvement

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Oom Do Valle, P., Rebelo, E., Reis, E., & Menezes, J. (2005). Combining Behavioral Theories to Predict Recycling Involvement. Environment and Behavior, 37(3), 364-396. doi:10.1177/0013916504272563.
This study merges insights from two well-known attitude-behavior theories—the theory of planned behavior and the model of altruistic behavior—with elements from two broader models…

Responses to Within-Group Criticism: Does Past Adherence to Group Norms Matter?

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Tarrant, M., & Campbell, E. (2007). Responses to within-group criticism: Does past adherence to group norms matter?. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37(6), 1187-1202. doi:10.1002/ejsp.441.
Two studies tested the hypothesis that responses to within-group criticism are influenced by perceptions of a critic's prior adherence to ingroup norms. Participants responded to …

Enviro Message for Position Descriptions

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Darlene Pentland East Burwood May 05, 2008 07:44 AM
Good morning all, Can anyone suggest an 'enviro' message for job position descriptions? I am after a simple, descriptive message (about care of the environment) that can be…

Positive Engagement?

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Ramsey Hart Baie Verte January 11, 2008 09:12 PM
Hi Folks, I'm struggling with the notion of positive engagement with companies that are known to have unsustainable or what could be considered socially unjust practices (ex.…

The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use.

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Bailey, J. O., Bailenson, J. N., Flora, J., Armel, K. C., Voelker, D., & Reeves, B. (2015). The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use. Environment and Behavior, 47(5), 570-592.
Research suggests that vivid and personalized interventions influence proenvironmental attitudes and behaviors. Through the use of immersive virtual environment technology, people…

Memorable messages and the H1N1 flu virus.

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Miczo, N., Danhour, E., Lester, K. E., & Bryant, J. (2013). Memorable messages and the H1N1 flu virus. Western Journal of Communication, 77(5), 625-644.
This study applied the control theory explanation of memorable message to H1N1 prevention. Participants (N = 204) described an H1N1 prevention memorable message and then evaluated…

Cancer communication and informatics research across the cancer continuum.

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Hesse, B.W., Beckjord, E., Rutten, L.J.F., Fagerlin, A., & Cameron, L.D. (2015). Cancer communication and informatics research across the cancer continuum. American Psychologist, 70(2), 198-210.
Over the past decade, dramatic changes brought about by a rapid diffusion of Internet technologies, cellular telephones, mobile devices, personal digital assistants, electronic he…

Scoreboard advertising at sporting events as a health promotion medium.

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Lynch, B.M. & Dunn, J. (2003). Scoreboard advertising at sporting events as a health promotion medium. Health Education Research, 18(4), 488-492.
This report describes spectator recall of SunSmart skin cancer prevention advertising displayed on the Brisbane Cricket Ground scoreboard at intermittent periods throughout the 19…

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