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Crafting Normative Messages to Protect the Environment

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Cialdini, R. (2003). Crafting normative messages to protect the environment. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12(4), 105-109. doi:10.1111/1467-8721.01242.
It is widely recognized that communications that activate social norms can be effective in producing societally beneficial conduct. Not so well recognized are the circumstances un…

An Introduction to Deviance-Regulation Theory: The Effect of Behavioral Norms on Message Framing

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Blanton, H., Stuart, A., & VandenEijnden, R. (2001). An introduction to deviance-regulation theory: The effect of behavioral norms on message framing. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27(7), 848-858. doi:10.1177/0146167201277007.
Introduces a social judgment framework the authors term deviance-regulation theory. This theory proposes that people self-regulate more on the basis of the perceived social conseq…

Using Tailored Information and Public Commitment to Improve the Environmental Quality of Farm Lands: An Example from the Netherlands

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Lokhorst, A.M., van Dijk, J., Staats, H., van Dijk, E., & de Snoo, G. (2010). Using tailored information and public commitment to improve the environmental quality of farm lands: An example from the Netherlands. Human Ecology, 38(1), 113-122.
By adopting nature conservation practices, farmers can enhance the environmental quality and biodiversity of their land. In this exploratory study, a behavioral intervention that …

A Dirty Word or a Dirty World? Attribute Framing, Political Affiliation, and Query Theory

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Hardisty, D. J.; Johnson, E. J. & Weber, E. U. (2009). A Dirty Word or a Dirty World? Attribute Framing, Political Affiliation, and Query Theory. Psychological Science Online First, XX(X), 107.
We explored the effect of attribute framing on choice, labeling charges for environmental costs as either an earmarked tax or an offset. Eight hundred ninety-eight Americans chose…

Communicating Climate Change: Why Frames Matter for Public Engagement

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Nisbet MC. (2009). Communicating Climate Change: Why Frames Matter for Public Engagement. Environment, 51(2), 12-23.

Fear Arousal, Efficacy, and Imminency

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Chu, G. C. (1966). Fear arousal, efficacy, and imminency. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 4, 5, 517-524.
A general formulation on the effects of fear-arousing appeals was proposed and tested, the variables being magnitude of loss, likelihood of loss, efficacy of solution, and imminen…

Household Income, Electricity Use, and Rate-Structure Preferences

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Blocker, T. J. & Koski, P. R. (1984). Household income, electricity use, and rate-structure preferences. Environment and Behavior, 16, 5, 551-572.
Explores the relationship between household income, present electricity use, and preferences for 3 proposed conservation-promoting electricity-rate structures, using data on 852 h…

Curriculum: The Voice of Nature

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Cohen, M. J. (1983). Curriculum: The voice of nature. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 10, 3, 109-118.
Discusses a subconscious anti-nature mentality in Americans that divides the planet and people's wholeness, laying the foundation for the unwholesome environmental, spiritual, a…

Energy Conservation Behavior: The Difficult Path from Information to Action

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Costanzo, M., Archer, D., Aronson, E., & Pettigrew, T. (1986). Energy conservation behavior: The difficult path from information to action. American Psychologist, 41, 5, 521-528.
Presents a social-psychological model of energy-use behavior that draws on behavioral and social research to explain influence processes and behavioral change related to energy co…

Promoting Source Reduction Behavior: The Role of Motivational Information

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De Young, R., Duncan, A., Frank, J., Gill, N., Rothman, S., Shenot, J., Shotkin, A. & Zweizig, M. (1993). Promoting source reduction behavior: The role of motivational information. Environment and Behavior, 25, 1, 70-85.
Investigated the degree to which source reduction (SR) behavior in households could be enhanced using economic and environmental rationales among 103 grocery shoppers. An educat…

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