Prompting Electrical Energy Conservation in Commercial Users

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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…

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

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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…

Transforming Values into Actions: Ecological Preservation through Energy Conservation

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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…

Effects of Informational Prompts on Energy Conservation in College Classrooms

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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 …

Evaluation of the Seattle City Light Neighborhood Energy Conservation Program

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

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

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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…

Behavioural Responses to Climate Change: Asymmetry of Intentions and Impacts

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Whitmarsh, L. (2009, March). Behavioural responses to climate change: Asymmetry of intentions and impacts. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29(1), 13-23.
In seeking to determine whether climate change mitigation strategies are effective, researchers and policy-makers typically use energy consumption as an indicator. UK government d…

Interdependence with the Environment: Commitment, Interconnectedness, and Environmental Behavior

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Davis, J., Green, J., & Reed, A. (2009). Interdependence with the environment: Commitment, interconnectedness, and environmental behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29(2), 173-180.
Do individuals’ perceptions of their interdependence with the natural environment affect their environmental behaviors? From the perspective of interdependence theory, we introduc…

Using E-mail Listservs to Promote Environmentally Sustainable Behaviors

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Artz, N., & Cooke, P. (2007). Using e-mail listservs to promote environmentally sustainable behaviors. Journal of Marketing Communications, 13(4), 257-276.
This paper describes a social marketing campaign that encouraged individuals to adopt environmentally sustainable behaviors such as purchasing green power, installing energy-effic…

Comparing Normative Influences as Determinants of Environmentally Conscious Behaviours Between the USA and Japan

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Ando, K., Ohnuma, S., & Chang, E. (2007). Comparing normative influences as determinants of environmentally conscious behaviours between the USA and Japan. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 10(3), 171-178. doi:10.1111/j.1467-839X.2007.00223.x.
The present study explored the influences of subjective and descriptive norms on environmentally conscious behaviours between the USA and Japan. It was predicted that subjective n…

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