Positive Engagement?

Ramsey Hart Baie Verte January 11, 2008 09:12 PM
Hi Folks, I'm struggling with the notion of positive engagement with companies that are known to have unsustainable or what could be considered socially unjust practices (ex.…

The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use.

Bailey, J. O., Bailenson, J. N., Flora, J., Armel, K. C., Voelker, D., & Reeves, B. (2015). The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use. Environment and Behavior, 47(5), 570-592.
Research suggests that vivid and personalized interventions influence proenvironmental attitudes and behaviors. Through the use of immersive virtual environment technology, people…

Campaigns to Promote Environmental Health

x y October 05, 2008 09:36 PM
Dear colleagues, As part of formative research for a project that I am working on, I would appreciate your recommendations, documentation (research, strategy, evaluation) and…

Seeking Adverts/Campaigns/Slogans for Engaging SMEs

adwait ainapure November 19, 2008 09:33 AM
Hi all, I need to see examples of and evaluate adverts/campaigns/slogans etc. that aim to communicate and motivate environmental behaviour with Small-Medium Enterprises. Our pr…

Improving Energy Conservation With Effective Home Audit Programs in California Using Communication and Commitment

Aronson, E. (1990). Applying social psychology to desegregation and energy conservation. Special Issue: Illustrating the value of basic research. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 16, 1, 118-132.
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in California provided a home audit program as a method to improve energy conservation. This initiative gave homeowners a free home ins…

Using Television Modeling to Reduce Energy Consumption in Roanoke,Virginia

Winett, R. A., Leckliter, I. N., Chinn, D. E., Stahl, B., & Love, S. Q. (1985). Effects of television modeling on residential energy conservation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 18, 1, 33-44.
A literature review was conducted to identify behavior change tools that could be useful in reducing residential energy consumption. These behavior change tools were then incorpor…

EnerGuide for Houses

EnerGuide for houses is a new energy evaluation program developed by Natural Resources Canada. Its purpose is to help homeowners understand their homes current energy use and iden…

Using Commitment to Reduce Energy Consumption in Iowa City

Pallak, M.S., D.A. Cook and J.J. Sullivan (1980). Commitment and Energy Conservation. In L. Bickman (ed.), Applied Social Psychology Annual 235-253, Beverley Hills, Ca: Sage.
First, a literature review identified public commitment as an effective tool for behavior change. In order to further investigate the effectiveness of commitment, this tool was in…

The Effect of Tailored Information, Goal Setting, and Tailored Feedback on Household Energy Use, Energy-Related Behaviors, and Behavioral Antecedents

Abrahamse, W., Steg, L., Vlek, C., & Rothengatter, T. (2007). The effect of tailored information, goal setting, and tailored feedback on household energy use, energy-related behaviors, and behavioral antecedents. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 27(4), 265-276.
In this multidisciplinary study, an Internet-based tool was used to encourage households (N = 189) to reduce their direct (gas, electricity and fuel) and indirect energy use (embe…

The Role of Interpersonal Communication Networks in the Diffusion of Energy Conserving Practices and Technologies

Leonard-Barton, D. (1980). The role of interpersonal communication networks in the diffusion of energy conserving practices and technologies. Banff, Alberta, Canada: Consumer Behavior and Energy Use.

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