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

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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…

Review of Utility Home Energy Audit Programs

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Hirst, E., Berry, L. & Soderstrom, J. (1981). Review of utility home energy audit programs. Energy, 6, 7, 621-630.
Evaluation efforts of utilities with active home energy audit programs were reviewed to provide insights into the operations and effectiveness of existing utility home energy audi…

The Consequences of Participant Satisfaction with Energy Conservation Programs

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Goitein, B., & Weinstein, B. (1986). The consequences of participant satisfaction with energy conservation programs. Evaluation Review, 10, 3, 377-384.
Examined the relationship between satisfaction with a residential energy audit and reported subsequent energy conservation behavior in 500 energy audit recipients. Results demonst…

A Discriminant Analysis of Attitudes Related to the Nuclear Power Controversy

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Girondi, A. J. (1983). A discriminant analysis of attitudes related to the nuclear power controversy. Journal of Environmental Education, 14, 4, 2-6.

Nuclear Attitudes after Chernobyl: A Cross-National Study. Special Issue: Psychological Fallout from the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

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Eiser, J. R., Hannover, B., Mann, L., Morin, M., et al. (1990). Nuclear attitudes after Chernobyl: A cross-national study. Special Issue: Psychological fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 10, 2, 101-110.
840 Ss from universities in Australia, England, France, West Germany, and the Netherlands completed a questionnaire during the month following the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 19…

Predicting Attitudes to Oil and to Nuclear Energy

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Eiser, J. R., Spears, R., & Webley, P. (1988). Predicting attitudes to oil and to nuclear energy. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 8, 2, 141-147.
Assessed the attitudes of 480 adult residents of a small town in the UK toward a new nuclear power station and a new inshore oil drilling in their neighborhood. The proposed nucle…

Energy Conservation Behavior: The Difficult Path from Information to Action

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Costanzo, M., Archer, D., Aronson, E., & Pettigrew, T. (1986). Energy conservation behavior: The difficult path from information to action. American Psychologist, 41, 5, 521-528.
Presents a social-psychological model of energy-use behavior that draws on behavioral and social research to explain influence processes and behavioral change related to energy co…

Evaluating Acceptability and Effectiveness of Consumer Energy Conservation Programs

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Claxton, J. D., Ritchie, J. R., & McDougall, G. H. (1983). Evaluating acceptability and effectiveness of consumer energy conservation programs. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 1-2, 71-83.
The Canadian government has recognized the need for programs that accelerate consumer energy conservation efforts. A major concern in these efforts is the identification of conser…

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…

Relating Attitudes to Residential Energy Use

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Becker, L. J., Seligman, C., Fazio, R. H., & Darley, J. M. (1981). Relating attitudes to residential energy use. Environment and Behavior, 13, 5, 590-609.
During the winter, 207 homeowning couples completed questionnaires about their energy-related attitudes. Results confirm those of prior studies: thermal comfort is the most import…

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