Human Values and the Emergence of a Sustainable Consumption Pattern: A Panel Study

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Thogersen, J., & Ölander, F. (2002). Human values and the emergence of a sustainable consumption pattern: A panel study. Journal of Economic Psychology, 23(5), 605-630.

In this study, data from a random sample of Danish consumers are used to test the hypothesis that the emergence of a sustainable consumption pattern is influenced by individual…

Spillover of Environment-Friendly Consumer Behaviour

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Thogersen, J., & Ölander, F. (2003). Spillover of environment-friendly consumer behaviour. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(3), 225-236.

Investigated whether environmental-friendly behaviors spread to more and more areas of the consumption pattern in a virtuous circle and whether it is a necessary prerequisite for…

A Cognitive Dissonance Interpretation of Consistencies and Inconsistencies in Environmentally Responsible Behavior

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Thogersen, J. (2004). A cognitive dissonance interpretation of consistencies and inconsistencies in environmentally responsible behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24(1), 93-103.

The issue of consistency and inconsistency in environmentally responsible behavior (ERB), as reflected in the correlations between different ERBs, is discussed in the light of…

Are Psychological and Ecological Well-Being Compatible? The Role of Values, Mindfulness, and Lifestyle

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Brown, K., & Kasser, T. (2005). Are psychological and ecological well-being compatible? The role of values, mindfulness, and lifestyle. Social Indicators Research, 74(2), 349-368.

Happiness and ecological well-being are often portrayed as conflictual pursuits, but they may actually be complementary. In samples of adolescents (Study 1) and adults (Study 2),…

To What Degree are Environmentally Beneficial Choices Reflective of a General Conservation Stance?

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Thogersen, J., & Ölander, F. (2006). To What Degree are Environmentally Beneficial Choices Reflective of a General Conservation Stance?. Environment and Behavior, 38(4), 550-569.

Whether or not different environmentally beneficial choices have common motivational causes are discussed in the framework of partial correlation analysis with structural equation…

The Attitude-Behavior Relationship: A Test of Three Models of the Moderating Role of Behavioral Difficulty

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Kaiser, F., & Schultz, P. (2009, January). The attitude-behavior relationship: A test of three models of the moderating role of behavioral difficulty. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(1), 186-207.

The moderating role of behavioral difficulty in the attitude–behavior relationship remains a controversial topic in social psychology. Previous research has been unclear in…

Correlates of Pro-Sustainability Orientation: The Affinity Towards Diversity

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Corral-Verdugo, V., Bonnes, M., Tapia-Fonllem, C., Fraijo-Sing, B., Frías-Armenta, M., & Carrus, G. (2009). Correlates of pro-sustainability orientation: The affinity towards diversity. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29(1), 34-43.

The concept of affinity towards diversity (ATD) is introduced and illustrated with two studies on the psychological drivers of pro-sustainability orientation and environmentally…

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…

The Dynamic Interaction of Personal Norms and Environment-Friendly Buying Behavior: A Panel Study

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Thogersen, J., & Ölander, F. (2006). The Dynamic Interaction of Personal Norms and Environment-Friendly Buying Behavior: A Panel Study. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36(7), 1758-1780.

A deeper understanding of the attitude-norm-behavior relationship in the environmental field can be obtained by analyzing the dynamic interaction over time between relevant…

Promoting Sustainable Consumption: Determinants of Green Purchases by Swiss Consumers

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Tanner, C., & Kast, S. (2003). Promoting Sustainable Consumption: Determinants of Green Purchases by Swiss Consumers. Psychology & Marketing, 20(10), 883-902. doi:10.1002/mar.10101.

Given that overconsumption in industrial countries is a main cause of environmental degradation, a shift toward more sustainable consumption patterns is required. This study…

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