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Successfully Changing Individual Travel Behavior: Applying Community-Based Social Marketing to Travel Choice

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Cooper, C. (2007). Successfully changing individual travel behavior: Applying community-based social marketing to travel choice. Transportation Research Record, (2021), pp. 88-99.
This paper demonstrates that community-based social marketing techniques can be successfully used to affect people's transportation awareness and behavior, as deployed in Washingt…

Encouraging College Students to Support Pro-Environment Behavior: Effects of Direct versus Indirect Rewards

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Boyce, T. E., & Geller, E. S. (2001). Encouraging college students to support pro-environment behavior: Effects of direct versus indirect rewards. Environment & Behavior, 33(1), 107-125.
Ways to increase the delivery of a special thank-you card following behavior that protected the environment or helped another person were addressed. In Study 1, direct rewards …

Acceptability of single and combined transport policy measures: The Importance of Environmental and Policy Specific Beliefs

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Eriksson, L., Garvill, J., & Nordlund, A. M. (2008). Acceptability of single and combined transport policy measures: The importance of environmental and policy specific beliefs. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 42(8), 1117-1128.
n this study, the acceptability of different transport policy measures was examined. Three measures were assessed individually and as packages combining one push measure (a raised…

The California Drought: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis of Social Policy

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Agras, W., Jacob, R., & Lebedeck, M. (1980, December). The California drought: A quasi-experimental analysis of social policy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13(4), 561-570.
The effect of fines for failure to conserve water during theCalifornia drought of 1976-1978 was evaluated in a retrospectively arranged multiple-baseline design across 3 San Franc…

A Group Contingency for Electricity Conservation in Master-Metered Apartments

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Slavin, R., Wodarski, J., & Blackburn, B. (1981, September). A group contingency for electricity conservation in master-metered apartments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14(3), 357-363.
In Study 1, residents of 166 apartment units in 3 towers held meetings and received biweekly payments of the value of electricity saved compared to predicted use. Overall, residen…

Recycling

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Anie Anokuru Lagos December 23, 2008 06:40 AM
Dear All, I?m currently working on a recycling project and I?m wondering if there is any effective way to encourage recycling than incentives and have an immediate result on…

Evaluation of a Major Financial Incentive for In-Home Energy Conservation

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Anderson, C. D., Colwill, N. L. & Kent, P. (1983). Evaluation of a major financial incentive for in-home energy conservation. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 4, 363-376.
A mail questionnaire was utilized to provide baseline data on consumer's reactions to the Canadian Oil Substitution Program (COSP), a major financial incentive developed by the Ca…

An Evaluation of Three Litter Control Procedures - Trash Receptacles, Paid Workers, and the Marked Item Technique

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Bacon-Prue, A., Blount, R., Pickering, D., & Drabman, R. S. (1980). An evaluation of three litter control procedures - trash receptacles, paid workers, and the marked item technique. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13, 1, 165-170.
Assessed the effectiveness of 3 litter (L) control procedures on the grounds of a residential facility for the mentally retarded. 57 areas were divided into 5 groups according to …

Personal and Contextual Influences on Household Energy Adaptations

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Black, J. S., Stern, P. C. & Elworth, J. T. (1985). Personal and contextual influences on household energy adaptations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 70, 1, 3-21.
Examined the interactive effects of economic, demographic, structural, and psychological variables on 4 behaviorally distinct types of reported conservation response involving ene…

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…

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