Effects of Monetary Rebates, Feedback, and Information on Residential Electricity Conservation

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Winett, R. A., Kagel, J. H., Battalio, R. C. & Winkler, R. C. Effects of monetary rebates, feedback, and information on residential electricity conservation. Vol. 63. 1978. 73-80.
Assigned 129 participant households in Texas during the summer to 1 of 5 experimental conditions: A high monetary rebate condition in which Ss received conservation information, w…

Residential Energy Conservation: The Role of Past Experience in Repetitive Household Behavior

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Macey, S. M., & Brown, M. A. Residential energy conservation: The role of past experience in repetitive household behavior. Vol. 15. 1983. 123-141.
Discusses repetitive behaviors that conserve residential energy. Repetitive behavior is viewed as a function of past experience, attitudes, subjective norms, and intentions. Data …

Using Feedback, Reinforcement and Information to Reduce Energy Consumption in Households: A Field-Experiment

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Midden, C. J., Meter, J. E., Weenig, M. H., & Zieverink, H. J. Using feedback, reinforcement and information to reduce energy consumption in households: A field-experiment. Vol. 3. 1983. 65-86.
Presents results of a research project on the effectiveness of behavior modification strategies in influencing energy use in family households. A field experiment was carried out …

Is There a Generalized Energy Conservation Ethic? A Comparison of the Determinants of Gasoline and Home Heating Energy Conservation

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Painter, J., Semenik, R., & Belk, R. Is there a generalized energy conservation ethic? A comparison of the determinants of gasoline and home heating energy conservation. Vol. 3. 1983. 317-331.
359 heads-of-households were interviewed concerning their gasoline and heating consumption behavior and beliefs concerning the energy problem. They were also administered a locus-…

Any Data or None at All? Living with Inaccuracies in Self-Reports of Residential Energy Consumption

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Warriner, G. K., McDougall, G. H., & Claxton, J. D. Any data or none at all? Living with inaccuracies in self-reports of residential energy consumption. Vol. 16. 1984. 503-526.
Accuracies of self-reports of household energy consumption were examined among a sample of 2,090 electricity and 1,699 fuel oil and natural gas consumers. Information obtained fro…

Residential Conservation Service Evaluation Report (Hearings Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress)

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U.S. Department of Energy Residential conservation service evaluation report (Hearings before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984.

An Evaluation of the Validity and Reliability of Survey Response Data on Household Electricity Conservation

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Fujii, E. T., Hennessy, M., & Mak, J. An evaluation of the validity and reliability of survey response data on household electricity conservation. Vol. 9. 1985. 93-104.
Evaluated the reliability and validity of responses to a survey question regarding whether households reduced electricity consumption during the energy crisis by directly comparin…

Consumer Response to Continuous-Display Electricity-Use Monitors in a Time-of-Use Pricing Experiment

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Sexton, R. J., Johnson, N. B., & Konakayama, A. Consumer response to continuous-display electricity-use monitors in a time-of-use pricing experiment. Vol. 14. 1987. 55-62.
Investigated whether monitoring would encourage shifting energy demand to the off-peak period, using 480 households facing time-of-use prices for electricity and 120 control house…

Can Commitment Change Behavior? A Case Study of Environmental Actions

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Katzev, R. & Wang, T. Can commitment change behavior? A case study of environmental actions. Vol. 9. 1994. 13-26.
Conducted a critical evaluation of both laboratory and field studies that have employed commitment procedures to change behavior. An analysis of the methodological and historical …

Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research

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Dennis, M., Soderstrom, E.J., Koncinski, W.S., Cavanaugh, B. (1990). Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research. American Psychologist, 45(10), 1109.
Discusses the limitations of previous energy conservation programs in affecting the behavior of individual consumers. Suggests that the rational-economic model upon which they wer…

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