Information and Energy Conservation

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Seligman, C. (1985). Information and energy conservation. Marriage and Family Review, 9, 1-2, 135-149.
Examines reasons why consumers are not saving as much energy and money as they can using research on the psychology of the energy consumer. The information consumers have and need…

Prompting Thermostat Setting Behavior: Public Response to a Presidential Appeal for Conservation

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Luyben, P. D. (1982). Prompting thermostat setting behavior: Public response to a presidential appeal for conservation. Environment and Behavior, 14, 1, 113-128.
Surveyed 419 residents door-to-door and by telephone to obtain readings of thermostat settings immediately after President Carter's 1977 appeal to conserve energy. Results show th…

Barriers to Consumer Choice of Energy Efficient Products

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Anderson, C. D. & Claxton, J. D. (1982). Barriers to consumer choice of energy efficient products. Journal of Consumer Research, 9, 2, 163-170.
Explored barriers that deter consumers from making energy conserving choices when buying major durables. Refrigerator energy labels and sales staff emphasis were manipulated in an…

Voluntary Response to Energy Conservation Appeals

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Walker, J. M. (1980). Voluntary response to energy conservation appeals. Journal of Consumer Research, 7, 1, 88-92.
Reviews studies that support the hypothesis that there would be a voluntary reduction in residential energy use following the Arab oil embargo. The extent to which this reduction …

Public Policy and Consumer Information: Impact of the New Energy Labels

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McNeill, D. L. & Wilkie, W. L. (1979). Public policy and consumer information: Impact of the new energy labels. Journal of Consumer Research, 6, 1, 1-11.
Investigated 2 questions about the federal energy consumption labeling program for home appliances: (a) the likely impact of the labels on consumers and (b) the relative effect of…

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…

Seeking Adverts/Campaigns/Slogans for Engaging SMEs

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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…

Application of Social Psychological and Evaluation Research: Lessons from Energy Information Programs

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Dennis, M. L. & Soderstrom, E. J. Application of social psychological and evaluation research: Lessons from energy information programs. Vol. 11. 1988. 77-84.
Discusses applied social psychological research on the dissemination of energy-related information, focusing on evaluations in 4 types of information dissemination programs: speci…

Campaigns to Promote Environmental Health

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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…

Positive Engagement?

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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.…

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