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Are People Acting Irrationally? Understanding Public Concerns about Environmental Threats

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Wandersman, A. H. & Hallman, W. K. Are people acting irrationally? Understanding public concerns about environmental threats. Vol. 48. 1993. 681-686.
News stories about environmental events illustrate public concerns about environmental policy and regulations. Increasingly, public perceptions of risk and fear of cancer are infl…

Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction

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McKenzie-Mohr, D. & Oskamp, S. (1995). Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction. Journal of Social Issues, 51, 4, 1-14.
A special issue on psychology and the promotion of a sustainable future. Topics discussed include sustainability as a social vision; education, the media, and tax refor…

A Field Experiment on Interventions to Improve Curbside Recycling

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Schultz, P. W. (1995). A field experiment on interventions to improve curbside recycling. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 56, 5-B,
The United States is currently facing a solid waste crisis, and recycling is an important proenvironmental step toward resolving the crisis. Previous research with recycling has f…

An Explication of Social Norms

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Lapinski, M., & Rimal, R. (2005). An Explication of Social Norms. Communication Theory, 15(2), 127-147. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2885.2005.tb00329.x.
This article identifies four factors for consideration in norms-based research to enhance the predictive ability of theoretical models. First, it makes the distinction between per…

What Can We Learn from Failed Attempts to Change People's Behaviour?

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Julie Cook Waterloo November 04, 2020 10:35 PM
Hi everyone, A new article was published recently in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, which catalogues different types of failures in behaviour change programs as well as backfiring…

Testing the Effectiveness of Supermarket-Based Environmental Shopping Campaigns in Changing Consumer Behavior in New York City

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Clarke, Marjorie J. (Apr 2000). Testing the effectiveness of supermarket-based environmental shopping campaigns in changing consumer behavior in New York City. . Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: the Sciences & Engineering., 60, 9B, p. 4491.
To advance waste prevention research, this study tested two environmental shopping educational campaigns in Manhattan supermarkets to impart information and motivation to shop…

Florida Clean Marina Program

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As of today, there are 91 marinas designated as Clean Marinas and 15 boatyards designated as Clean Boatyards. Representatives from over 200 marinas and boatyards have attended wo…

Water Efficiency Durham

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A measure is said to be cost-effective if the costs associated with implementing the measure are less than the costs associated with not implementing it. Water saved as part of a…

Behavior Change for Nature: A Behavioral Science Toolkit for Practitioners

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Julie Cook Waterloo October 21, 2020 06:04 PM
Hi all, I just lectured about biodiversity loss at the University of Waterloo, and have recently come across a fabulous behaviour change toolkit for practitioners working in the …

Global COVID-19 Study Provides Insights on Message Framing

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Liz Foote Maui October 09, 2020 10:10 PM
This is a very insightful article about a study on global attitudes surrounding COVID-19 and health messaging. It’s great to see that in most countries, “the vast majority of peop…

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