Behavioral Science and Energy Conservation: Conceptualizations, Strategies, Outcomes, Energy Policy Applications

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Winett, R. A., & Ester, P. (1983). Behavioral science and energy conservation: Conceptualizations, strategies, outcomes, energy policy applications. Journal of Economic Psychology, 3, 3-4, 203-229.
Attempts to show the importance and potential benefits of integrating current behavioral science conceptualizations, methodologies, and specific strategies into mainstream energy …

Reducing Energy Consumption: The Long-Term Effects of a Single TV Program

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Winett, R. A., Leckliter, I. N., Chinn, D. E., & Stahl, B. (1984). Reducing energy consumption: The long-term effects of a single TV program. Journal of Communication, 34, 3, 37-51.
Investigated the effects of the delivery of a program through a cable TV system's public access channel on the consumer energy use of 150 households. The 20-min program emphasized…

Comment on "Psychological Research and Energy Policy."

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Winett, R. A., & Geller, E. S. (1981). Comment on "Psychological research and energy policy.". American Psychologist, 36, 4, 425-426.
Comments that some points made by P. C. Stern and G. T. Gardner (see PA, Vol 67:1169) in their plea for an interdisciplinary approach and for input by psychologists into energy po…

Energy Conservation Research of California's Utilities: A Meta-Evaluation

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White, L. T., Archer, D., Aronson, E., Condelli, L., Curbow, B., McLeod, B., Pettigrew, T. F., & Yates, S. (1984). Energy conservation research of California's utilities: A meta-evaluation. Evaluation Review, 8, 2, 167-186.
More than 200 evaluations of energy conservation programs conducted by California's 4 major utilities between 1977 and 1980 are reviewed and critiqued. In general, the evaluations…

Energy Demand Behavior in a Master-Metered Apartment Complex: An Experimental Analysis

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Walker, J. M. (1979). Energy demand behavior in a master-metered apartment complex: An experimental analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 64, 2, 190-196.
In a master-metered apartment complex, electricity use is metered at a single point for all tenants so that tenants do not pay energy bills based on their individual use. An exper…

Environmental Concern: The Development of a Measure

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Weigel, R. & Weigel, J. (1978). Environmental concern: The development of a measure. Environment and Behavior, 10, 1, 3-15.
In a master-metered apartment complex, electricity use is metered at a single point for all tenants so that tenants do not pay energy bills based on their individual use. An exper…

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

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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…

A Behavioral Model of Residential Energy Use

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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…

Energy Conservation: Two Easy Ways Out

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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…

Patterns of Residential Energy Behavior

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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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