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Recycling as Altruistic Behavior: Normative and Behavioral Strategies to Expand Participation in a Community Recycling Program

Hopper, J. R., & Nielsen, J. M. (1991). Recycling as altruistic behavior: Normative and behavioral strategies to expand participation in a community recycling program. Environment and Behavior, 23, 2, 195-220.
Experimental and survey data from 122 residents of a large urban neighborhood with a community-wide curbside recycling program confirm that recycling behavior is consistent with S…

What Research Says to the Educator: II. Environmental Education and the Affective Domain

Iozzi, L. A. (1989). What research says to the educator: II. Environmental education and the affective domain. Journal of Environmental Education, 20, 4, 6-13.
Discusses the importance of the affective domain in environmental education (EE). Seven recommendations for educators are made: (1) Infuse EE into existing curricula for kinderg…

The Effects of an Environmental Studies Course on the Defensibility of Environmental Attitudes

Kinsey, T. G., & Wheatley, J. H. (1984). The effects of an environmental studies course on the defensibility of environmental attitudes. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 21, 7, 675-683.
Evaluated whether students used information learned in environmental studies (ES) courses to support their stated attitudes toward environmental issues in a 2-phase study based on…

A Social Psychological Perspective on Energy Conservation in Residential Buildings

Langmeyer, L. (1984). A social psychological perspective on energy conservation in residential buildings. American Psychologist, 39, 7, 810-811.
To design effective public policy, the social, cognitive, and personal forces that, in addition to the economic realities, define the situation must be understood. For the past 4 …

A Curriculum Model for Environmental Values Education

Knapp, C. E. (1983). A curriculum model for environmental values education. Journal of Environmental Education, 14, 3, 22-26.
Provides some suggestions for developing an environmental values curriculum. The model emphasizes the use of valuing skills as a basis for developing and guiding environmental con…

Tin Recycling: Awareness, Comprehension, Attitude, Intention and Behavior

Kok, G., & Siero, S. (1985). Tin recycling: Awareness, comprehension, attitude, intention and behavior. Journal of Economic Psychology, 6, 2, 157-173.
Investigated factors that influence participation in a tin-recycling program. Three theoretical viewpoints are integrated in a stepwise model of participation: (1) attitude change…

Ecological Knowledge and Perception of Environmental Modifiability

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…

Measuring Change After a Public Education Campaign

Larson, M. A. & Massetti-Miller, K. L. (1984). Measuring change after a public education campaign. Public Relations Review, 10, 4, 23-32.
This article offers insight into the process of conducting pre- and post- campaign comparisons to measure the effectiveness of communications methodologies. The authors analyzed …

Environmental Education, Children, and Animals

Margadant-Van Arcken, M. (1989). Environmental education, children, and animals. Anthrozoos, 3, 1, 14-19.
26 open interviews were conducted with about 250 kindergarten children (aged 6-12 yrs) who were asked about their pet animals, experiences with wild animals, and activities in nat…

Education for World Citizenship

Lowenstein, L. F. (1987). Education for world citizenship. Psychology, A Quarterly Journal of Human Behavior, 24, 3, 47-49.
Summarizes a report submitted to the 1983 World Health Assembly concerning the threat of thermonuclear war. Countries were encouraged to begin educational efforts toward a feeli…

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