Knowledge of Energy Consumption

Weber, R. J., & Price, J. M. (1980). Knowledge of energy consumption. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 15, 4, 267-268.

A paired-comparison scale of relative subjective energy consumption was established for the different appliances, and the resulting scale values were correlated with actual energy consumption by the same appliances. Two forms of energy consumption were assessed: continuous use over a short time interval and typical use over 1 yr. Results with 25 undergraduates indicate that this population did not possess very accurate information about appliance energy consumption. (3 ref)

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