Predicting Summer Energy Consumption from Homeowners' Attitudes

Seligman, C., Kriss, M., Darley, J. M., Fazio, R. H., Becker, L. J. & Pryor, J. B. (1979). Predicting summer energy consumption from homeowners' attitudes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 9, 1, 70-90.
Two surveys were conducted to examine the relationship between homeowners' attitudes toward energy use and their actual summer electric consumption. In Survey 1, 56 couples fille…

Responses to Changing Energy Conditions among Massachusetts Households

Stern, P. C., Black, J. S. & Elworth, J. T. (1983). Responses to changing energy conditions among Massachusetts households. Energy, 8, 7, 515-523.
Survey data on 478 residential electricity consumers in Massachusetts are used to examine the effects of economic, demographic, structural, and attitudinal variables on energy-sav…

The Effectiveness of Incentives for Residential Energy Conservation

Stern, P. C., Aronson, E., Darley, J. M., Hill, D. H., Hirst, E., Kempton, W. & Wilbanks, T. J. (1985). The effectiveness of incentives for residential energy conservation. Evaluation Review, 10, 2, 147-176.
Studies evaluating incentive programs for residential energy efficiency are examined to assess the roles of the size and type of incentive and of nonfinancial aspects of the progr…

Habits, Hardware, and Energy Conservation

Stern, P. C., & Gardner, G. T. (1981). Habits, hardware, and energy conservation. American Psychologist, 36, 4, 426-428.
Replies to R. A. Winnett and E. S. Geller's (1981) comment that P. C. Stern and G. T. Gardner (see PA, Vol 67:1169) underemphasized the importance of behavioral changes and overst…

What Psychology Knows about Energy Conservation

Stern, P. C. (1992). What psychology knows about energy conservation. American Psychologist, 47, 10, 1224-1232.
Psychological research in the 1970s and early 1980s contributed to understanding the determinants of energy use and energy conservation, particularly in households. This article r…

The Home Power Movement: Technology, Behavior, and the Environment

Tatum, J. S. The home power movement: Technology, behavior, and the environment. Human Dimensions, 2, 141-149.
Extended interviews with about 50 widely distributed participants in the Home Power movement suggest that approximately 25,000 homes in the U. S. now rely on their own photovoltai…

Energy Conservation: Two Easy Ways Out

Van-der-Pligt, J. (1985). Energy conservation: Two easy ways out. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 15, 1, 3-15.
Investigated attitude-behavior relationships in the context of energy conservation, using data from questionnaires administered to 219 Dutch Ss (average age 43.9 yrs) from rural a…

A Behavioral Model of Residential Energy Use

van-Raaij, W. F., & Verhallen, T. M. (1983). A behavioral model of residential energy use. Journal of Economic Psychology, 3, 1, 39-63.
Proposes a model that relates personal, environmental (e.g., home), and behavioral factors to energy use. This model is instrumental in relating variables that determine energy us…

The Effect of Goal-Setting and Daily Electronic Feedback on In-Home Energy Use

Van-Houwelingen, J. H. & Van-Raaij, W. F. (1989). The effect of goal-setting and daily electronic feedback on in-home energy use. Journal of Consumer Research, 16, 1, 98-105.
Compared the effects of daily electronic feedback (DEF) with monthly external feedback (MEF) and with self-monitoring (SMO) of energy use in 325 single family homes in the Netherl…

Patterns of Residential Energy Behavior

van-Raaij, W. F., & Verhallen, T. M. (1983). Patterns of residential energy behavior. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 1-2, 85-106.
Investigated energy-related behavioral patterns, based on self-reported behaviors of 145 households in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. Energy-related behavior may not be a separate …

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