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Increasing Community Recycling with Persuasive Communication and Public Commitment

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Burn, S. M., & Oskamp, S. (1986). Increasing community recycling with persuasive communication and public commitment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 16, 1, 29-41.
201 households that did not recycle during a 6-wk baseline period heard an oral informational statement delivered by 10 trained Boy Scouts (aged 13-17 yrs), and then 1 of 3 were…

Changing Behavior and Making it Stick: The Conceptualization and Management of Conservation Behavior

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De Young, R. (1993). Changing behavior and making it stick: The conceptualization and management of conservation behavior. Environment and Behavior, 25, 4, 485-505.
Discusses categorization of conservation behavior change techniques (BCTs), the role techniques offer the individual whose behavior is being changed, and a means of evaluating the…

Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation

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Dickerson, C. A., Thibodeau, R., Aronson, E., & Miller, D. (1992). Using cognitive dissonance to encourage water conservation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 22, 11, 841-854.
Aroused dissonance in 80 female swimmers who used a campus pool by making them feel hypocritical about their showering habits. A 2 * 2 factorial design manipulated Ss' mindfulness…

Public Opinion in the 1980s: Clear Consensus, Ambiguous Commitment

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Dunlap, R. E. (1991). Public opinion in the 1980s: Clear consensus, ambiguous commitment. Environment, 33, 10-15, 32-37.

Applied Behavior Analysis and Social Marketing: An Integration for Environmental Preservation

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Geller, E. S. (1989). Applied behavior analysis and social marketing: An integration for environmental preservation. Journal of Social Issues, 45, 1, 17-36.
Basic principles of applied behavior analysis and social marketing are reviewed with reference to the development of action plans to protect the environment. Behavior-change pro…

Using Social Cognition and Persuasion to Promote Energy Conservation: A Quasi-Experiment

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Gonzales, M. H., Aronson, E., & Costanzo, M. A. (1988). Using social cognition and persuasion to promote energy conservation: A quasi-experiment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 18, 12 (Pt 2), 1049-1066.
Examined whether the effectiveness of a residential conservation service home energy audit program could be improved by training auditors to use social-psychological principles du…

The Influence of Price and Attitude on Shifting Residential Electricity Consumption from On- to Off-Peak Periods

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Heberlein, T. A., & Warriner, G. K. (1983). The influence of price and attitude on shifting residential electricity consumption from on- to off-peak periods. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 1-2, 107-130.
During a 3-yr period, a stratified random sample of 590 residential electricity consumers in northeastern Wisconsin were placed on 1 of 3 time-of-day price ratios: 2 to 1, 4 to 1,…

Litter Reduction: A Review and Integration of the Literature. Special Issue: Litter Control and Recycling

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Huffman, K. T., Grossnickle, W. F., Cope, J. G., & Huffman, K. P. (1995). Litter reduction: A review and integration of the literature. Special Issue: Litter control and recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 2, 153-183.
Examined 40 articles and 59 studies that employed either an antecedent strategy (ATS) or consequence strategy (CQS) to integrate behavioral and social changes in communities and i…

Ecological Knowledge and Perception of Environmental Modifiability

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Levenson, H. (1974). Ecological knowledge and perception of environmental modifiability. American Psychologist, 29, 4, 274-275.
Comments that, in a study by M. P. Maloney and M. P. Ward (see PA, Vol 51:5007) that presented an objective scale for measuring ecological attitudes and knowledge, Maloney and War…

Effects of Goal Setting and Commitment on Increasing Metal Recycling

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McCaul, K. D. & Kopp, J. T. (1982). Effects of goal setting and commitment on increasing metal recycling. Journal of Applied Psychology, 67, 3, 377-379.
Conducted a field experiment, in which 120 college students were asked to conserve energy by collecting aluminum cans for recycling. Half of the Ss were provided with an explicit …

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