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 soc…

Values and their Relationship to Environmental Concern and Conservation Behavior

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Schultz, P., Gouveia, V., Cameron, L., Tankha, G., Schmuck, P., & Franëk, M. (2005). Values and their Relationship to Environmental Concern and Conservation Behavior. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 36(4), 457-475.
Recent research has examined the relationship between values and attitudes about environmental issues. Findings from these studies have found values of self-transcendence (positiv…

The Ways That People Talk About Natural Resources: Discursive Strategies as Barriers to Environmentally Sustainable Practices

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Kurz, T., Donaghue, N., Rapley, M., & Walker, I. (2005). The ways that people talk about natural resources: Discursive strategies as barriers to environmentally sustainable practices. British Journal of Social Psychology, 44(4), 603-620.
In this paper, we analyse talk about water and energy use taken from nine interviews with citizens of Perth, Western Australia. Participants' talk offered representations of water…

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), …

Factors Influencing the Acceptability of Energy Policies: A Test of VBN Theory

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Steg, L., Dreijerink, L., & Abrahamse, W. (2005). Factors influencing the acceptability of energy policies: A test of VBN theory. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 25(4), 415-425.
This paper examines factors influencing the acceptability of energy policies aimed to reduce the emission of CO-sub-2 by households. More specifically, it is studied to what exten…

A Review of Intervention Studies Aimed at Household Energy Conservation

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Abrahamse, W., Steg, L., Vlek, C., & Rothengatter, T. (2005). A review of intervention studies aimed at household energy conservation. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 25(3), 273-291.
This article reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions aiming to encourage households to reduce energy consumption. Thirty-eight studies performed within the field …

Adolescent Environmental Behaviors. Can Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy Make a Difference?

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Meinhold, J., & Malkus, A. (2005). Adolescent Environmental Behaviors. Can Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy Make a Difference? Environment and Behavior, 37(4), 511 - 532.
This article examines the relationships among adolescent environmental behaviors and self-efficacy, knowledge, and attitudes. It was hypothesized that adolescents who demonstrate …

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…

Self, Identity, and the Natural Environment: Exploring Implicit Connections with Nature

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Schultz, P., & Tabanico, J. (2007). Self, identity, and the natural environment: Exploring implicit connections with nature. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37(6), 1219-1247.
Using the Implicit Association Test (IAT), we examined the tendency for people to associate self with natural or built environments, the malleability of these scores across contex…

Perspective Taking, Environmental Concern, and the Moderating Role of Dispositional Empathy

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Sevillano, V., Aragonés, J., & Schultz, P. (2007). Perspective taking, environmental concern, and the moderating role of dispositional empathy. Environment and Behavior, 39(5), 685-705.
This article examines the impact of visual images and perspective taking on concern for environmental problems. Participants in the experiment were 193 university students. Result…
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