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Sustainable Behavior

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Unknown May 03, 2008 09:09 AM
Hello, I am a l eden this summer to study Sweden's environmental policies and the attitudes of Swedes towards sustainable behavior and the environment. I am trying to focus my …

Behavioural Science around the World: A World Bank Report

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Julie Cook Waterloo August 18, 2020 03:45 PM
Hi everyone, Last year, the World Bank published a report entitled "Behavioral science around the world: Profiles of 10 countries". They provide details on what these 10 countrie…

Emerging from COVID-19 lockdown

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Julie Cook Waterloo June 05, 2020 12:59 AM
So many of us are thinking right now about how the world will transition out of COVID-19 lockdown. This blog post from Griffith University features Professor Jeff French, who is t…

Social Influence in the Theory of Planned Behaviour: The Role of Descriptive, Injunctive, and In-Group Norms

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White, K., Smith, J., Terry, D., Greenslade, J., & McKimmie, B. (2009). Social influence in the theory of planned behaviour: The role of descriptive, injunctive, and in-group norms. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48(1), 135-158. doi:10.1348/014466608X295207.
The present research investigated three approaches to the role of norms in the theory of planned behaviour (TPB). Two studies examined the proposed predictors of intentions to eng…

The Relative Influence of Attitudes and Subjective Norms from Childhood to Adolescence: Between-Participant and Within-Participant Analyses

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Trafimow, D., Brown, J., Grace, K., Thompson, L., & Sheeran, P. (2002). The relative influence of attitudes and subjective norms from childhood to adolescence: Between-participant and within-participant analyses. The American Journal of Psychology, 115(3), 395-414.
313 children and adolescents (ages 8-16) were asked to indicate their behavioral intentions, attitudes, and subjective norms for 34 behaviors. Between-participant and within-parti…

Developing Strategies for Waste Reduction by Means of Tailored Interventions in Santiago de Cuba

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Tobias, R., Brügger, A., & Mosler, H. (2009). Developing strategies for waste reduction by means of tailored interventions in Santiago de Cuba. Environment and Behavior, 41(6), 836-865. doi:10.1177/0013916509338004.
This article introduces an approach to tailoring behavior-change campaigns to target populations using the example of solid waste reduction in Santiago de Cuba. Tailoring is perfo…

Direct Experience and the Strength of the Personal Norm-Behavior RelationshipThørgersen, J. (2002). Direct experience and the strength of the personal norm-behavior relationship. Psychology & Marketing, 19(10), 881-893. doi:10.1002/mar.10042.

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Thørgersen, J. (2002). Direct experience and the strength of the personal norm-behavior relationship. Psychology & Marketing, 19(10), 881-893. doi:10.1002/mar.10042.
This study investigated whether the behavioral influence of personal norms with regard to repeated pro-social behavior depends on direct experience of this behavior. Based on prev…

Promoting Sustainable Consumption: Determinants of Green Purchases by Swiss Consumers

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Tanner, C., & Kast, S. (2003). Promoting Sustainable Consumption: Determinants of Green Purchases by Swiss Consumers. Psychology & Marketing, 20(10), 883-902. doi:10.1002/mar.10101.
Given that overconsumption in industrial countries is a main cause of environmental degradation, a shift toward more sustainable consumption patterns is required. This study attem…

The Structure Among Measures of Personality, Social Attitudes, Values, and Social Norms

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Stankov, L. (2007). The structure among measures of personality, social attitudes, values, and social norms. Journal of Individual Differences, 28(4), 240-251. doi:10.1027/1614-0001.28.4.240.
This paper presents the results of a study that employed measures of personality, social attitudes, values, and social norms that have been the focus of recent research in individ…

Eating Clean and Green? Investigating Consumer Motivations Towards the Purchase of Organic Food

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Smith, S., & Paladino, A. (2010). Eating clean and green? Investigating consumer motivations towards the purchase of organic food. Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ), 18(2), 93-104. doi:10.1016/j.ausmj.2010.01.001.
Growing consumer concern for health and environment issues has resulted in increased attention towards the purchase and consumption of organic food. This has driven an increase in…

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