Complexities of Household Energy Consumption and Conservation

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Ritchie, J. R. B., McDougall, G. H. G., & Claxton, J. D. (1981). Complexities of household energy consumption and conservation. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 233-242.
Used a national sample of Canadian households (N = 2,366) to relate climatic variables, dwelling/appliance/vehicle descriptors, demographic characteristics, and attitudinal variab…

Psychology's Role in the Conserving Society

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Oskamp, S. (1983). Psychology's role in the conserving society. Population and Environment Behavioral and Social Issues, 6, 4, 255-293.
Reviews the literature on areas of progress in the environmental problems that affect people's lives and behaviors. It is suggested that psychologists and other social scientists …

Public Acceptance of Consumer Energy Conservation Strategies

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Olsen, M. E. (1983). Public acceptance of consumer energy conservation strategies. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 1-2, 183-196.
Investigated 6 alternative strategies for promoting energy conservation: financial incentives, community programs, efficiency standards, land-use changes, consumption limits, and …

Personal Values and Commitment to Energy Conservation

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Neuman, K. (1986). Personal values and commitment to energy conservation. Environment and Behavior, 18, 1, 53-74.
Examined the role values play in people's commitment to energy conservation, using data from 376 households in southern California. An adult member (aged 18+ yrs) of each househol…

Nuclear Power: The Dynamics of Acceptability

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Levi, D. J., & Holder, E. E. (1986). Nuclear power: The dynamics of acceptability. Environment and Behavior, 18, 3, 385-395.
175 psychology and 35 landscape architecture students completed a questionnaire concerning the construction of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant to test the hypotheses that an…

Psychological Factors in the Nuclear Power Controversy

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Levi, D. J., & Holder, E. E. (1988). Psychological factors in the nuclear power controversy. Political Psychology, 9, 3, 445-457.
Surveyed 289 undergraduates (approximate age 18-21 yrs) attending school near a nuclear power (NP) plant to examine beliefs and emotions that underlie attitudes toward nuclear pow…

Do Consumers Know "What Works" in Energy Conservation?

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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…

Psychological Research for the New Energy Problems: Strategies and Opportunities

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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…

Environmental Attitudes and Preferences for Energy Resource Options

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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…

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

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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…

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