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The Evaluation of Litter Behavior Modification in a River Environment

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Wagstaff, M. C. & Wilson, B. E. (1988). The evaluation of litter behavior modification in a river environment. Journal of Environmental Education, 20, 1, 39-44.
Evaluated the use of behavioral techniques in modifying the litter collection behavior of commercial rafting groups. 87 treatment Ss and 76 control Ss participated. A verbal appea…

Norms of Social Conduct and the Foot-in-the-Door

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Kilbourne, B. K. & Kilbourne, M. T. (1984). Norms of social conduct and the foot-in-the-door. Journal of Social Psychology, 123, 1, 13-20.
Using an account analysis (giving excuses or justifications for compliance or noncompliance) to indicate the operation of social norms, the foot-in-the-door (FITD) paradigm was in…

Increasing Desired Waste Disposals with Instructions

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Geller, E. S. (1975). Increasing desired waste disposals with instructions. Man Environment Systems, 5, 2, 125-128.
In 2 experiments, handbills were distributed to individuals entering a movie theater and grocery store, respectively. 20% more handbills were deposited in the trash cans and ash t…

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…

The Effects of Personal Communication Strategies on Curbside Recycling

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Lucia, M. (1990). The effects of personal communication strategies on curbside recycling. Dissertation Abstracts International, 51, 6-B,

Small Group Dynamics: The Utility of Focus Group Discussions as a Research Method

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Seal, D. W., Bogart, L. M. & Ehrhardt, A. A. (1998). Small group dynamics: The utility of focus group discussions as a research method. Group Dynamics, 2, 4, 253-266.
Although the use of focus group methodology is increasing in social science research, few empirical evaluations of this method are found in the literature. The purpose of this art…

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…

Conservation Learning in Wildlife Tourism Settings: Lessons from Research in Zoos and Aquariums

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Ballantyne, Roy; Packer, Jan; Hughes, Karen; Dierking, Lynn (2007). Conservation Learning in Wildlife Tourism Settings: Lessons from Research in Zoos and Aquariums. Environmental Education Research, 13, 3, 367-383.
Zoos and aquariums have shifted their focus over recent years, taking a much more active role in wildlife conservation and in promoting conservation learning among their visitors.…

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…

Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research

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Dennis, M., Soderstrom, E.J., Koncinski, W.S., Cavanaugh, B. (1990). Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research. American Psychologist, 45(10), 1109.
Discusses the limitations of previous energy conservation programs in affecting the behavior of individual consumers. Suggests that the rational-economic model upon which they wer…
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