Psychological Impact of a Nuclear Power Plant: Changing Perceptions of Community and Neighborhood

Hughey, J. B. (1986). Psychological impact of a nuclear power plant: Changing perceptions of community and neighborhood. Journal of Rural Community Psychology, 7, 1, 25-34.
Personal interviews were conducted during early construction and 5 yrs later during peak construction with 217 residents of a rural host community for a nuclear power plant. Findi…

Attitudes toward Nuclear Power: A Longitudinal Analysis of Expectancy-Value Models

Hughey, J. B., Sundstrom, E., & Lounsbury, J. W. (1985). Attitudes toward nuclear power: A longitudinal analysis of expectancy-value models. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 6, 1, 75-91.
Three expectancy-value models were applied to attitudes toward a nuclear power plant among 213 adult residents who twice completed a survey at 5-yr intervals. Attitudes were predo…

Environmental Attitudes and Preferences for Energy Resource Options

Jackson, E. L. (1985). Environmental attitudes and preferences for energy resource options. Journal of Environmental Education, 17, 1, 23-30.
Asked 446 undergraduates to choose the best energy-related option for Canada to pursue in the short run (the next 5 yrs) and the long run (beyond the year 2000). Preferences for s…

Psychological Research for the New Energy Problems: Strategies and Opportunities

Kempton, W., Darley, J. M., & Stern, P. C. (1992). Psychological research for the new energy problems: Strategies and opportunities. American Psychologist, 47, 10, 1213-1223.
Recent concern with environmental problems has rekindled interest in energy conservation. To illustrate how psychologists can make useful contributions and how a changed energy si…

Do Consumers Know "What Works" in Energy Conservation?

Kempton, W., Harris, C. K., Keith, J. G., & Weihl, J. S. (1985). Do consumers know "what works" in energy conservation?. Marriage and Family Review, 9, 1-2, 115-133.
Investigated consumer attitudes toward energy conservation (efficiency investments, better management, and curtailment of amenities) by examining consumer bias in comparing measur…

Public Response to the Risk from Geological Radon

Sandman, P. M., Weinstein, N. D., & Klotz, M. L. (1987). Public response to the risk from geological radon. Journal of Communication, 37, 3, 93-108.
Assessed the awareness and reactions of the public in New Jersey to naturally occurring radon using (1) questionnaire data from 141 residents who were potentially at risk or who h…

Attitudes toward Energy Conservation: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Samuelson, C. D., & Biek, M. (1991). Attitudes toward energy conservation: A confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 21, 7, 549-568.
Conducted a survey of citizens' attitudes and beliefs toward energy use and conservation in the southwestern US. A probability sample of 1,000 adults responded to a 10-item teleph…

Self Esteem and Energy Use: Toward the Internalization of a Conservation Ethic

Schulz, D. A. (1985). Self esteem and energy use: Toward the internalization of a conservation ethic. Marriage and Family Review, 9, 1-2, 67-80.
Based on studies of US domestic energy consumption, it is contended that most Americans have not internalized an energy conservation ethic to any extent. It is asserted that in th…

Prompting Behavior Change in the Community: Use of Mass Media Techniques

Schnelle, J. F., McNees, M. P., Thomas, M. M., Gendrich, J. G., & Beagle, G. P. (1980). Prompting behavior change in the community: Use of mass media techniques. Environment and Behavior, 12, 2, 157-166.
Based on studies of US domestic energy consumption, it is contended that most Americans have not internalized an energy conservation ethic to any extent. It is asserted that in th…

Predicting Summer Energy Consumption from Homeowners' Attitudes

Seligman, C., Kriss, M., Darley, J. M., Fazio, R. H., Becker, L. J. & Pryor, J. B. (1979). Predicting summer energy consumption from homeowners' attitudes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 9, 1, 70-90.
Two surveys were conducted to examine the relationship between homeowners' attitudes toward energy use and their actual summer electric consumption. In Survey 1, 56 couples fille…

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