Utilizing a Social-Ecological Framework to Promote Water and Energy Conservation: A Field Experiment

Kurz, T., Donaghue, N., & Walker, I. (2005). Utilizing a social-ecological framework to promote water and energy conservation: A field experiment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35(6), 1281-1300.
The present study utilized a social-ecological framework to design an intervention to reduce residential water and energy use in a local community. An experimental design was used…

The Ways That People Talk About Natural Resources: Discursive Strategies as Barriers to Environmentally Sustainable Practices

Kurz, T., Donaghue, N., Rapley, M., & Walker, I. (2005). The ways that people talk about natural resources: Discursive strategies as barriers to environmentally sustainable practices. British Journal of Social Psychology, 44(4), 603-620.
In this paper, we analyse talk about water and energy use taken from nine interviews with citizens of Perth, Western Australia. Participants' talk offered representations of water…

Factors Influencing the Acceptability of Energy Policies: A Test of VBN Theory

Steg, L., Dreijerink, L., & Abrahamse, W. (2005). Factors influencing the acceptability of energy policies: A test of VBN theory. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 25(4), 415-425.
This paper examines factors influencing the acceptability of energy policies aimed to reduce the emission of CO-sub-2 by households. More specifically, it is studied to what exten…

A Review of Intervention Studies Aimed at Household Energy Conservation

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 …

Why are Energy Policies Acceptable and Effective?

Steg, L., Dreijerink, L., & Abrahamse, W. (2006). Why are Energy Policies Acceptable and Effective?. Environment and Behavior, 38(1), 92-111.
This article examines which policy features affect the perceived effectiveness and acceptability of pricing policies aimed to reduce CO-sub-2 emissions. A survey study was conduct…

Calculating Individual Carbon Footprints

Sarah Stoner Victoria October 19, 2010 10:22 AM
The organization that I work for has a great carbon calculator tool on our website. It's easy to use, relatively quick and leads to our 'Personal Green Plan'-a great document pro…

Consulting Services for San Diego CBSM Campaign

Jeremy Hutman San Diego October 14, 2010 12:50 PM
The California Center for Sustainable Energy is administering a DOE Better Buildings Program Grant to Pilot a CBSM Campaign in the San Diego Region. We just released this RFQ for …

Focus Group & Survey Question Examples

Bill MacKinnon Burnaby September 24, 2010 12:00 PM
Hello, I am looking for examples of focus group and survey questions you may have developed for idetentifying barriers to reducing household energy use. I am helping to design …

The Attitude-Behavior Relationship: A Test of Three Models of the Moderating Role of Behavioral Difficulty

Kaiser, F., & Schultz, P. (2009, January). The attitude-behavior relationship: A test of three models of the moderating role of behavioral difficulty. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(1), 186-207.
The moderating role of behavioral difficulty in the attitude–behavior relationship remains a controversial topic in social psychology. Previous research has been unclear in establ…

Normative Social Influence is Underdetected

Nolan, J. M., Schultz, P. W., Cialdini, R. B., Goldstein, N. J., Griskevicius V. (2008). Normative Social Influence is Underdetected. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34 (7), 913-923.
The present research investigated the persuasive impact and detectability of normative social influence. The first study surveyed 810 Californians about energy conservation and fo…

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