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Toward a Coherent Theory of Environmentally Significant Behavior

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Stern, Paul C. (2000). Toward a coherent theory of environmentally significant behavior. Journal of Social Issues, 56, 3, 407-424.
Develops a conceptual framework for advancing theories of environmentally significant individual behavior and reports on the attempts of the author's research group and othe…

Emotions and Actions Associated with Norm-Breaking Events

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Wilson, D., & O'Gorman, R. (2003). Emotions and actions associated with norm-breaking events. Human Nature, 14(3), 277-304. doi:10.1007/s12110-003-1007-z.
Norms have a strong influence on human social interactions, but the emotions and actions associated with norm-breaking events have not been systematically studied. We asked subjec…

Social Influence in the Theory of Planned Behaviour: The Role of Descriptive, Injunctive, and In-Group Norms

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White, K., Smith, J., Terry, D., Greenslade, J., & McKimmie, B. (2009). Social influence in the theory of planned behaviour: The role of descriptive, injunctive, and in-group norms. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48(1), 135-158. doi:10.1348/014466608X295207.
The present research investigated three approaches to the role of norms in the theory of planned behaviour (TPB). Two studies examined the proposed predictors of intentions to eng…

The Effect of a Favor on Public and Private Compliance: How Internalized is the Norm of Reciprocity?

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Whatley, M., Webster, J., Smith, R., & Rhodes, A. (1999). The effect of a favor on public and private compliance: How internalized is the norm of reciprocity?. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 21(3), 251-259. doi:10.1207/S15324834BASP2103_8.
The norm of reciprocity requires that we repay in kind what another has done for us. This study examined the degree that social (public) and internal (private) consequences of rec…

Comparing and Combining Theories to Explain Proenvironmental Intentions: The Case of Commuting-mode Choice

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Wall, R., Devine-Wright, P., & Mill, G. (2007). Comparing and combining theories to explain proenvironmental intentions: The case of commuting-mode choice. Environment and Behavior, 39(6), 731-753. doi:10.1177/0013916506294594.
This article addresses the need for systematic theory comparison and development in environmentally significant behavior (ESB) research. Using logistic regression (N = 398), model…

The Eye of the Camera: Effects of Security Cameras on Prosocial Behavior

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van Rompay, T., Vonk, D., & Fransen, M. (2009). The eye of the camera: Effects of security cameras on prosocial behavior. Environment and Behavior, 41(1), 60-74. doi:10.1177/0013916507309996.
This study addresses the effects of security cameras on prosocial behavior. Results from previous studies indicate that the presence of others can trigger helping behavior, arisin…

The Relative Influence of Attitudes and Subjective Norms from Childhood to Adolescence: Between-Participant and Within-Participant Analyses

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Trafimow, D., Brown, J., Grace, K., Thompson, L., & Sheeran, P. (2002). The relative influence of attitudes and subjective norms from childhood to adolescence: Between-participant and within-participant analyses. The American Journal of Psychology, 115(3), 395-414.
313 children and adolescents (ages 8-16) were asked to indicate their behavioral intentions, attitudes, and subjective norms for 34 behaviors. Between-participant and within-parti…

Developing Strategies for Waste Reduction by Means of Tailored Interventions in Santiago de Cuba

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Tobias, R., Brügger, A., & Mosler, H. (2009). Developing strategies for waste reduction by means of tailored interventions in Santiago de Cuba. Environment and Behavior, 41(6), 836-865. doi:10.1177/0013916509338004.
This article introduces an approach to tailoring behavior-change campaigns to target populations using the example of solid waste reduction in Santiago de Cuba. Tailoring is perfo…

When Social Norms and Pressures Are Not Enough: Environmental Performance in the Trucking Industry

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Thornton, D., Kagan, R., & Gunningham, N. (2009). When social norms and pressures are not enough: Environmental performance in the trucking industry. Law & Society Review, 43(2), 405-436. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5893.2009.00377.x.
Why do some business firms and not others work hard to advance regulatory values such as environmental protection and comply with regulations? Previous research indicates that bus…

Direct Experience and the Strength of the Personal Norm-Behavior RelationshipThørgersen, J. (2002). Direct experience and the strength of the personal norm-behavior relationship. Psychology & Marketing, 19(10), 881-893. doi:10.1002/mar.10042.

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Thørgersen, J. (2002). Direct experience and the strength of the personal norm-behavior relationship. Psychology & Marketing, 19(10), 881-893. doi:10.1002/mar.10042.
This study investigated whether the behavioral influence of personal norms with regard to repeated pro-social behavior depends on direct experience of this behavior. Based on prev…

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