Psychological or Attitudinal Factors which Influence the Introduction of Energy Conservation Technologies

Parthasarathy, R. (1989). Psychological or attitudinal factors which influence the introduction of energy conservation technologies. Abhigyan, fall, 36-47.
Energy conservation technologies can be classified in terms of (1) stages of development, (2) the investments required, (3) numbers of items involved, and (4) the beneficiaries. A…

Evaluation of the Seattle City Light Neighborhood Energy Conservation Program

Olsen, M. & Cluett, C. (1979). Evaluation of the Seattle city light neighborhood energy conservation program. Battelle Human Affairs Research Center, Seattle, Washington.

Effects of Informational Prompts on Energy Conservation in College Classrooms

Luyben, P. D. (1980). Effects of informational prompts on energy conservation in college classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13, 4, 611-617.
A multiple-baseline design was used with 2 target classroom groups of 28 and 27 Ss in a study to reduce electrical energy waste. A dittoed letter, signed by a faculty member, was …

Transforming Values into Actions: Ecological Preservation through Energy Conservation

Howard, G. S., Delgado, E., Miller, D., & Gubbins, S. (1993). Transforming values into actions: Ecological preservation through energy conservation. Counseling Psychologist, 21, 4, 582-596.
Three studies examined the economic and ecological impact of overconsumption of nonrenewable natural resources and the several kinds of air pollution produced by fossil fuels. The…

Communications about Environmental Risks and Risk-Reducing Behavior: The Impact of Fear on Information Processing

Meijnders, Anneloes L; Midden, Cees J. H; Wilke, Henk A. M. (2001). Communications about environmental risks and risk-reducing behavior: The impact of fear on information processing. . Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31, 4, 754-777.
Examined the impact of fear on attitudes and the mediating role of information processing. Fear and argument strength were manipulated according to a 3 * 2 (Fear: Control vs M…

Prompting Electrical Energy Conservation in Commercial Users

Delprato, D. (1977). Prompting Electrical Energy Conservation in Commercial Users. Environment and Behavior, 9(3), 433-440.
Self prompting techniques were used to influence people to turn off lights in bathrooms. After consumers were given a method for self monitoring their behavior there was a signifi…

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