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Life Paths into Effective Environmental Action

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Chawla, Louise. (1999). Life paths into effective environmental action. . Journal of Environmental Education, 31, 1, 15-26.
Explored US and Norwegian environmentalists' self-awareness of the experiences that have led them to a sense of connection to the environment and dedication to protect it. Str…

Field and Laboratory Studies of Littering

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Krauss, R. M. & Freedman, J. L. & Whitcup, M. (1978). Field and laboratory studies of littering. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 14, 1, 109-122.
Reports 2 field and 2 laboratory experiments on littering behavior. In Exp I, observations of 1,765 Ss at 9 locations in the New York City area showed that littering rates varied …

Green Movement in a Newly Industrializing Area: A Survey on the Attitudes and Behaviour of the Hong Kong Citizens

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Chan, R. & Yam, E. (1995). Green movement in a newly industrializing area: A survey on the attitudes and behaviour of the Hong Kong citizens. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 5, 4, 273-284.
Tested the relationship between environmental attitudes and behavior of the citizens of Hong Kong using a revised version of M. P. Maloney & M. P. Ward's ecological scale. Variabl…

Self-Dissemination of Environmentally-Responsible Behavior: The Influence of Trust in a Commons Dilemma Game

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Mosler, H. J. (1993). Self-dissemination of environmentally-responsible behavior: The influence of trust in a commons dilemma game. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 13, 2, 111-123.
Postulated that environmentally responsible behavior can disseminate itself. If mutual trust becomes established between anonymous individuals in a society, they themselves can ex…

Commitment, Behavior, and Attitude Change: An Analysis of Voluntary Recycling

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Werner, C. M., Turner, J., Shipman, K., Twitchell, F. S., et al. (1995). Commitment, behavior, and attitude change: An analysis of voluntary recycling. Special Issue: Green psychology. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 15, 3, 197-208.
Describes a project designed to help local agencies select a method of inducing residents to participate in a free curbside recycling program. The project also provided an opportu…

Commitment and Energy Conservation

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Neuman, K. (1986). Personal values and commitment to energy conservation. Environment and Behavior, 18, 1, 53-74.
Discusses the process by which the authors became involved in energy conservation (EC) research, explores practical issues about EC, and discusses several sets of data concerning …

Lessons from Ryley: Community Involvement in Hazardous Waste. Notes on a Presentation to Canadian Federation of Municipalities

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Whitfield, D. H. (June 12, 1989). Lessons from Ryley: Community involvement in hazardous waste. Notes on a presentation to Canadian Federation of Municipalities. (pp. 1-11). Vancouver, British Columbia:
The citizens of Ryley (a village east of Edmonton) were the first known to have the courage to say yes to the concept of a hazardous waste treatment facility in their community. …

Increasing Voting Behavior by Asking People if they Expect to Vote

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Greenwald, A. G., Carnot, C. G., Beach, R., & Young, B. (1987). Increasing voting behavior by asking people if they expect to vote. Journal of Applied Psychology, 72, 2, 315-318.
In two studies, students contacted by telephone were asked to predict whether they would perform a particular behavior (registering to vote or voting, respectively) in the next fe…

Who Recycles and When? A Review of Personal and Situational Factors

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Schultz, P. W., Oskamp, S., & Mainieri, T. (1995). Who recycles and when? A review of personal and situational factors. Journal of Enviornmental Psychology, 15, 2, 105-121.
Reviews 80 studies, published 1969-1995, to examine recyling behaviors as differentiated from attitudes and intentions. The effects on recycling behavior of both personal variabl…

Public Commitment and Energy Conservation

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Shippee, G. E., & Gregory, W. L. (1982). Public commitment and energy conservation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 10, 1, 81-93.
A field experiment was conducted to evaluate comparatively the effectiveness of two community interventions designed to reduce energy consumption. Building on prior research whic…

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