James Cahill Seattle Sep 28, 2013 14:56 pm


In Doug's third edition of Foster Sustainable Behavior, there is a note that "sustainable behaviors are actually comprised of clusters of sub-actions that make up the sustainable behavior", with the example of composting given where there may be 2-3 clusters of actions leading up the the desired end-state behavior of . . . With regard to the concept of sub-actions, is this the academic term typically used (for example, is it in reference to behavioral sequences or behavior chains) and can someone direct me to any journal articles that speak to this behavioral aspect from an academic perspective, how researchers have investigated and analyzed it, and if possible some practical examples or programs using this approach?

Thanks for any help folks can offer on this! Jim

James Cahill
Graduate Student and State Lands Manager
University of Washington (student), State of Washington (land manager)
United States