Social-cognitive factors mediating intervention effects on handwashing: A longitudinal study.

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Contzen, N., & Inauen, J., (2015). Social-cognitive factors mediating intervention effects on handwashing: A longitudinal study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 956-969.
Handwashing with soap effectively prevents diarrhoea, a leading cause of death in infants. Theory-based interventions are expected to promote handwashing more successfully than st…

Consumers' Green Commitment: Indication of a Postmodern Lifestyle?

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Haanpää, L. (2007). Consumers' green commitment: Indication of a postmodern lifestyle? International Journal of Consumer Studies, 31(5), 478-486.
Green consumer behaviour is one of the key focuses of contemporary research on the sociology of consumption. The constant presence of environmental issues related to consumption a…

When Saying Yes Leads to Saying No: Preference for Consistency and the Reverse Foot-In-The-Door Effect

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Guadagno, R., Asher, T., Demaine, L., & Cialdini, R. (2001). When saying yes leads to saying no: Preference for consistency and the reverse foot-in-the-door effect. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27(7), 859-867.
A requester using the foot-in-the-door (FITD) tactic begins by gaining compliance with a small request and then advances to a related, larger request. Previous work has demonstrat…

Self-Concept Clarity and the Foot-In-The-Door Procedure.

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Burger, J., & Guadagno, R. (2003). Self-concept clarity and the foot-in-the-door procedure. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 25(1), 79-86.
Three studies examined the role self-concept clarity plays in compliance within the foot-in-the-door procedure. Undergraduate participants in Study 1 were either asked to sign a l…

The Effects of Monetary Incentives and Labeling on the Foot-in-the-Door Effect: Evidence for a Self-Perception Process

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Burger, J., & Caldwell, D. (2003). The Effects of Monetary Incentives and Labeling on the Foot-in-the-Door Effect: Evidence for a Self-Perception Process. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 25(3), 235-241.
We tested the self-perception explanation of the foot-in-the-door effect by manipulating self-perceived helpfulness and assessing self-concept. Participants given $1 to sign a hom…

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 …

Applying a Modified Moral Decision Making Model to Change Habitual Car Use: How Can Commitment be Effective?

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Matthies, E., Klöckner, C., & Preißner, C. (2006). Applying a Modified Moral Decision Making Model to Change Habitual Car Use: How Can Commitment be Effective?. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 55(1), 91-106.
A theory-driven intervention was carried out to initiate the try-out of a new travel mode behavior (try out taking public transport instead of car) in a sample of habitual car use…

The Response to the Commitment with Block-Leader Recycling Promotion Technique: A Longitudinal Approach

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Meneses, G., & Palacio, A. (2007). The response to the commitment with block-leader recycling promotion technique: A longitudinal approach. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 17(1-2), 83-102.
This article focuses on the study of the changes in consumers' recycling beliefs, attitudes, and behavior due to the application of one promotion technique: a commitment by block …

Implementing a Community-Based Social Marketing Program to Increase Recycling

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Haldeman, T. & Turner, J. (2009). Implementing a community-based social marketing program to increase recycling. Social Marketing Quarterly, 15(3), 114-127.
This article examines the effectiveness of implementing a community-based social marketing program to increase recycling. Researchers went door-to-door in a 200-home community dis…

Willingness for Continued Social Commitment: A New Concept in Environmental Research

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Montada, L., Kals, E., & Becker, R. (2007). Willingness for continued social commitment: A new concept in environmental research. Environment and Behavior, 39, 287-316.
This article validates that the willingness for continued commitment (WCC) is a predictor for manifest action, situated within the theory of continued social commitment and based …

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