Promoting Energy Conservation in Master-Metered Apartments through Group Financial Incentives

McClelland, L., & Cook, S. W. (1980). Promoting energy conservation in master-metered apartments through group financial incentives. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 10, 1, 20-31.
Describes an energy conservation program conducted among 4 groups of apartments (44-70 units/group) in a university-affiliated family housing complex. The winning group in each of…

Residential Home Audits: An Empirical Analysis of the Ener$ave Program

McDougall, G. H. G., Claxton, J. D. & Ritchie, J. R. B. (1983). Residential home audits: An empirical analysis of the ener$ave program. Journal of Environmental Systems, 12, 3, 265-278.
The purpose of residential home audit programs is to encourage energy conservation by providing homeowners with information concerning retrofit actions which are economically feas…

Energy Inputs and Household Behaviour in France

Monnier, E. (1983). Energy inputs and household behaviour in France. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, (1-2), 197-207.
Determined the relations between contemporary life-styles in France and the total consumption of energy by considering both the energy directly consumed within the home and that w…

Personal Values and Commitment to Energy Conservation

Neuman, K. (1986). Personal values and commitment to energy conservation. Environment and Behavior, 18, 1, 53-74.
Examined the role values play in people's commitment to energy conservation, using data from 376 households in southern California. An adult member (aged 18+ yrs) of each househol…

A Decade of Residential Energy Research: Some New Directions and Some Spectulations about the Future

Morrison, B. M. (1987). A decade of residential energy research: Some new directions and some spectulations about the future. Energy Efficiency: Perspectives on Individual Behavior, 185-206.

Public Acceptance of Consumer Energy Conservation Strategies

Olsen, M. E. (1983). Public acceptance of consumer energy conservation strategies. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 1-2, 183-196.
Investigated 6 alternative strategies for promoting energy conservation: financial incentives, community programs, efficiency standards, land-use changes, consumption limits, and …

Consumption Behaviors Hinge on Financial Self-Interest

O'Brien, T. P., & Zoumbaris, S. J. (1993). Consumption behaviors hinge on financial self-interest. American Psychologist, 48, 10, 1091-1092.
Comments on the W. Kempton et al (see PA, Vol 80:7794) analysis of the role of financial self-interest in energy consumption (EC). Kempton et al provided a misleading treatment of…

Psychology's Role in the Conserving Society

Oskamp, S. (1983). Psychology's role in the conserving society. Population and Environment Behavioral and Social Issues, 6, 4, 255-293.
Reviews the literature on areas of progress in the environmental problems that affect people's lives and behaviors. It is suggested that psychologists and other social scientists …

Complexities of Household Energy Consumption and Conservation

Ritchie, J. R. B., McDougall, G. H. G., & Claxton, J. D. (1981). Complexities of household energy consumption and conservation. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 233-242.
Used a national sample of Canadian households (N = 2,366) to relate climatic variables, dwelling/appliance/vehicle descriptors, demographic characteristics, and attitudinal variab…

Prompting Behavior Change in the Community: Use of Mass Media Techniques

Schnelle, J. F., McNees, M. P., Thomas, M. M., Gendrich, J. G., & Beagle, G. P. (1980). Prompting behavior change in the community: Use of mass media techniques. Environment and Behavior, 12, 2, 157-166.
Based on studies of US domestic energy consumption, it is contended that most Americans have not internalized an energy conservation ethic to any extent. It is asserted that in th…

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