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Factors Influencing Household Recycling Behavior

Oskamp, S., Harrington, M. J., Edwards, T. C., Sherwood, D. L., Okuda, S. M., & Swanson, D. C. (1991). Factors influencing household recycling behavior. Environment and Behavior, 23, 4, 494-519.
Conducted telephone interviews to study the recycling behavior, attitudes, and knowledge of 221 adults in a suburban city that had begun a citywide curbside recycling program with…

Energy Conservation: A Social Dilemma Approach. Special Issue: Applied Perspectives on Social and Temporal Dilemmas

Samuelson, C. D. (1990). Energy conservation: A social dilemma approach. Special Issue: Applied perspectives on social and temporal dilemmas. Social Behaviour, 5, 4, 207-230.
Analyzes the problem of residential energy use and energy conservation, using a social dilemma approach. Laboratory experiments on social dilemmas and field studies of energy cons…

Reactance and Norm Appeal in Anti-Littering Messages

Reich, J. W., & Robertson, J. L. (1979). Reactance and norm appeal in anti-littering messages. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 9, 1, 91-101.
Conducted 3 experiments with a total of 390 children (over age 10 yrs) patronizing public swimming pool concessions to test a model of how anti-littering messages vary in the kind…

Responses to Changing Energy Conditions among Massachusetts Households

Stern, P. C., Black, J. S. & Elworth, J. T. (1983). Responses to changing energy conditions among Massachusetts households. Energy, 8, 7, 515-523.
Survey data on 478 residential electricity consumers in Massachusetts are used to examine the effects of economic, demographic, structural, and attitudinal variables on energy-sav…

Support for Environmental Protection: The Role of Moral Norms

Stern, P. C., Dietz, T., & Black, J. S. (1986). Support for environmental protection: The role of moral norms. Population and Environment, Behavioral and Social Issues, 8, 3-4, 204-222.
Presents a theoretical model that traces support for environmental protection to a social-psychological process involving the activation of moral norms against harming innocent pe…

Energy Conservation: Two Easy Ways Out

Van-der-Pligt, J. (1985). Energy conservation: Two easy ways out. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 15, 1, 3-15.
Investigated attitude-behavior relationships in the context of energy conservation, using data from questionnaires administered to 219 Dutch Ss (average age 43.9 yrs) from rural a…

Moral Norms and Environmental Behavior: An Application of Schwartz's Norm-Activation Model to Yard Burning

VanLiere, K. D., & Dunlap, R. E. (1978). Moral norms and environmental behavior: An application of Schwartz's norm-activation model to yard burning. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 8, 2, 174-188.
Conducted telephone interviews with a systematic sample of 403 Ss to examine some conditions under which moral norms (i.e., respect for the health of others) would be expected to …

Effects of Television Modeling on Residential Energy Conservation

Winett, R. A., Leckliter, I. N., Chinn, D. E., Stahl, B., & Love, S. Q. (1985). Effects of television modeling on residential energy conservation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 18, 1, 33-44.
A combination of social marketing, communication, social learning (particularly modeling), and behavior analysis may provide an effective framework for behavior change via films a…

The Effects of Videotape Modeling and Daily Feedback on Residential Electricity Conservation, Home Temperature and Humidity, Perceived Comfort, and Clothing Worn: Winter and Summer

Winett, R. A., Hatcher, J. W., Fort, T. R., Leckliter, I. N., Love, S. Q., Riley, A. W., & Fishback, J. F. (1982). The effects of videotape modeling and daily feedback on residential electricity conservation, home temperature and humidity, perceived comfort, and clothing worn: Winter and summer. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 15, 3, 381-402.
Two studies were conducted in all-electric residences in the winter ( n = 83) and summer ( n = 54) to ascertain how energy conservation strategies focusing on the thermostat cha…

Determinants of Recycling Behavior: A Synthesis of Research Results

Hornik, J., Cherian, J., Madansky, M., & Narayana, C. (1995). Determinants of recycling behavior: A synthesis of research results. The Journal of Socio-Economics, 24, 1, 105-127.
Variables affecting consumer recycling behavior are classified into four theoretical groups: intrinsic & extrinsic incentives, & internal & external facilitators. These clusters o…
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