Environmental Attitudes and Diffusion of Innovations: The Energy Saving Case

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Martín, R., Corraliza, J., & Berenguer, J. (2003). Environmental attitudes and diffusion of innovations: The energy saving case. People, places, and sustainability (pp. 291-301). Ashland, OH US: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers. Retrieved from PsycINFO database.
(from the chapter) Assesses the influence of different environmental attitudes and habits on behavioral intentions affecting sustainability. The sample was made up of 253 Spanish …

Nonlinear Models for the Adoption and Diffusion of Innovations for Industrial Energy Conservation

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Jacobsen, J., & Guastello, S. (2007). Nonlinear models for the adoption and diffusion of innovations for industrial energy conservation. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 11(4), 499-520.
Four different theoretical models for explaining the diffusion of innovation were compared for 13 energy-related innovations—the Theory of Planned Behavior, the S-curve for Diffus…

Thought for Fuelling Change: A Review of Three Models for Understanding Environmentally Significant Transitions

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Klupfel, E.J., Pfeiffer, W.C., Filson, G.C. (2003). Thought for fuelling change: A review of three models for understanding environmentally significant transitions. Environmentalist, 23(1), 29-38.
For over a century, western economic development has depended upon the use of combustible hydrocarbons for its energy needs. The 20th century saw the prolific exploitation of foss…

A Sociotechnical Mapping of Domestic Biomass Heating Systems in Austria

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Rohracher, H. (2002). A sociotechnical mapping of domestic biomass heating systems in Austria. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 22(6), 474-483.
Introducing the perspective of science and technology studies (STS) to the analysis of the design and adoption of environmentally friendly technologies may help develop more effec…

Innovating 'Diffusion of Innovation' theory: Innovation Characteristics the Intention of Utility Companies to Adopt Energy Conservation Interventions

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Völlink, T., Meertens, R., & Midden, C. (2002). Innovating 'diffusion of innovation' theory: Innovation characteristics the intention of utility companies to adopt energy conservation interventions. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 22(4), 333-344. doi:10.1006/jevp.2001.0237.
Assessed the capacity of the innovation attributes proposed in Rogers' diffusion theory (1995) to predict the intention to adopt energy conservation interventions. It also provide…

Diffusion of Energy-Conserving Innovations

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Darley, J. M., & Beniger, J. R. (1981). Diffusion of energy-conserving innovations. Journal of Social Issues, 37, 2, 150-171.
Suggests that people's decisions to adopt energy-conserving processes and products is a specific instance of the decision to adopt an innovation. Based on previous research, 8 dim…

Diffusion of Energy-Conserving Innovations

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Darley, J., & Beniger, J. (1981). Diffusion of Energy-Conserving Innovations. Journal of Social Issues, 37(2), 150.
Suggests that people's decisions to adopt energy-conserving processes and products is a specific instance of the decision to adopt an innovation. Discusses diffusion processes and…

Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research

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Dennis, M., Soderstrom, E.J., Koncinski, W.S., Cavanaugh, B. (1990). Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research. American Psychologist, 45(10), 1109.
Discusses the limitations of previous energy conservation programs in affecting the behavior of individual consumers. Suggests that the rational-economic model upon which they wer…

The Implementation of Set-Back Thermostats and Social Diffusion in Twin Rivers, New Jersey

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Darley, J. M., & Beniger, J. R. (1981). Diffusion of energy-conserving innovations. Journal of Social Issues, 37, 2, 150-171.
After conducting a literature review, a time -controlled set-back thermostat was used as an innovation to reduce energy consumption. Residents in a three-block area in Twin Rivers…

1-2-3 Campaign Against Global Warming

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The 1-2-3 Global Warming Campaign was initiated in the 1st Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon in January 2001 to inform people about the dangers of global warming and spur them …

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