Attitudes toward Nuclear Energy: Familiarity and Salience

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Van-der-Pligt, J., Eiser, J. R. & Spears, R. (1986). Attitudes toward nuclear energy: Familiarity and salience. Environment and Behavior, 18, 1, 75-93.
Examined attitudes toward the building of a nuclear power station in one's locality. 648 residents (mean age 47.7 yrs) of 4 small rural communities that were selected as possible …

Household Behavior and the Use of Natural Gas for Home Heating

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Verhallen, T. M., & Van Raaij, W. F. (1981). Household behavior and the use of natural gas for home heating. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 253-257.
Investigated the factors that determine energy use for home heating. Household behavior and home characteristics were the major determinants, whereas attitudes were of minor impor…

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 …

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…

How does Environmental Concern Influence Specific Environmentally Related Behaviors? A New Answer to an Old Question

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Bamberg, S. (2003). How does environmental concern influence specific environmentally related behaviors? A new answer to an old question. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(1), 21-32.
The present study tests the hypothesis that environmental concern influences specific behavior indirectly via its impact on the generation and evaluation of situation-specific bel…

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…

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…

Nuclear Fears and Concerns among College Students: A Cross-National Study of Attitudes

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Rabow, J., Hernandez, A. C., & Newcombe, M. D. (1990). Nuclear fears and concerns among college students: A cross-national study of attitudes.. Political Psychology, 11, 4, 681-698.
Assessed the quality and extent of nuclear fears and beliefs among 288 college students (48% male) from the US, UK, and Sweden, using the Nuclear Attitudes Questionnaire (NAQ) d…

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…

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…

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