Advertising and the Department of Energy's Campaign for Energy Conservation

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Hutton, R. R. (1982). Advertising and the Department of Energy's campaign for energy conservation. Journal of Advertising, 11, 2, 27-39.
Motivating consumers to conserve energy has proven to be a difficult task in the United States. One tactic that has been used on a limited basis by the Department of Energy is pa…

Social Impacts of Energy Conservation

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Held, M. (1983). Social impacts of energy conservation. Journal of Economic Psychology, 3, 3-4, 379-394.
Discusses the potential social implications of energy conservation measures, particularly with reference to equity and distributional impacts and to the voluntariness dimension. I…

Reduction of Residential Consumption of Electricity through Simple Monthly Feedback

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Hayes, S. C., & Cone, J. D. (1981). Reduction of residential consumption of electricity through simple monthly feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14, 1, 81-88.
Feedback has been widely used in efforts to control the consumption of electricity. Previous efforts, however, have used forms of feedback that seem economically impractical. The …

Household Energy Conservation: A Review of the Federal Residential Conservation Service

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Hirst, E. (1984). Household energy conservation: A review of the federal residential conservation service. Public Administration Review, 44, 421-430.

Accuracy of Self-Reports: Energy Conservation Surveys

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Hirst, E., & Goeltz, R. (1985). Accuracy of self-reports: Energy conservation surveys. Social Science Journal, 22, 1, 19-30.
Data from both household surveys and utility records were used to assess the accuracy of household reports of energy-related attributes and behaviors. Findings from 3 evaluations …

Review of Utility Home Energy Audit Programs

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Hirst, E., Berry, L. & Soderstrom, J. (1981). Review of utility home energy audit programs. Energy, 6, 7, 621-630.
Evaluation efforts of utilities with active home energy audit programs were reviewed to provide insights into the operations and effectiveness of existing utility home energy audi…

Reducing Residential Electrical Energy Use: Payments, Information and Feedback

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Hayes, S. C., & Cone, J. D. (1977). Reducing residential electrical energy use: Payments, information and feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 10, 3, 425-435.
Monetary payments, energy information, and daily feedback on consumption were employed to reduce electricity use in 4 units of an 80-unit university student housing complex for ma…

Evaluating Energy Conservation Programs: Is Verbal Report Enough?

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Geller, E. S. (1981). Evaluating energy conservation programs: Is verbal report enough?. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 331-335.
Obtained questionnaire data from 117 Ss who attended 1 of 7 3-hr energy-conservation workshops. An evaluation of the actual behavioral effects of the workshops was accomplished by…

Using Social Cognition and Persuasion to Promote Energy Conservation: A Quasi-Experiment

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Gonzales, M. H., Aronson, E., & Costanzo, M. A. (1988). Using social cognition and persuasion to promote energy conservation: A quasi-experiment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 18, 12 (Pt 2), 1049-1066.
Examined whether the effectiveness of a residential conservation service home energy audit program could be improved by training auditors to use social-psychological principles du…

Communication and the Adoption of Energy Conservation Measures by the Elderly

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Griffin, R. J. (1989). Communication and the adoption of energy conservation measures by the elderly. Journal of Environmental Education, 20, 4, 19-28.
Examined the relationship of communication to adoption of energy conservation behavior among homeowners in a community. 813 homeowners participating in the 5-yr study were divided…

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