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 …

Reducing Elevator Energy Use: A Comparison of Posted Feedback and Reduced Elevator Convenience

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Van Houten, R., Nau, P. A., & Merrigan, M. (1981). Reducing elevator energy use: A comparison of posted feedback and reduced elevator convenience. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14, 4, 377-387.
Assessed the effects of 2 procedures for reducing elevator energy use. In the 1st procedure, feedback about the amount of energy consumed by the elevators each week was posted on …

Drop and Tilt: A Comparison of Two Procedures to Increase the Use of Venetian Blinds to Conserve Energy

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Luyben, P. D. (1984). Drop and tilt: A comparison of two procedures to increase the use of venetian blinds to conserve energy. Journal of Community Psychology, 12, 2, 149-154.
Dropping and tilting venetian blinds appropriately can reduce unnecessary heat loss through window glass. Previous research has shown that both feedback and payments can effective…

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…

Putting Text in Context: The Conflict Between Pro-Ecological Messages and Anti-Ecological Descriptive Norms

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Oceja, L., & Berenguer, J. (2009). Putting text in context: The conflict between pro-ecological messages and anti-ecological descriptive norms. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 12(2), 657-666.
In the present work we test whether the effectiveness of ecological messages may be canceled out when they conflict with the descriptive norm that is salient in the situation. In …
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