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

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

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…

Predicting Summer Energy Consumption from Homeowners' Attitudes

Seligman, C., Kriss, M., Darley, J. M., Fazio, R. H., Becker, L. J. & Pryor, J. B. (1979). Predicting summer energy consumption from homeowners' attitudes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 9, 1, 70-90.
Two surveys were conducted to examine the relationship between homeowners' attitudes toward energy use and their actual summer electric consumption. In Survey 1, 56 couples fille…

Responses to Changing Energy Conditions among Massachusetts Households

Stern, P. C., Black, J. S. & Elworth, J. T. (1983). Responses to changing energy conditions among Massachusetts households. Energy, 8, 7, 515-523.
Survey data on 478 residential electricity consumers in Massachusetts are used to examine the effects of economic, demographic, structural, and attitudinal variables on energy-sav…

The Home Power Movement: Technology, Behavior, and the Environment

Tatum, J. S. The home power movement: Technology, behavior, and the environment. Human Dimensions, 2, 141-149.
Extended interviews with about 50 widely distributed participants in the Home Power movement suggest that approximately 25,000 homes in the U. S. now rely on their own photovoltai…

Factors Influencing the Acceptability of Energy Policies: A Test of VBN Theory

Steg, L., Dreijerink, L., & Abrahamse, W. (2005). Factors influencing the acceptability of energy policies: A test of VBN theory. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 25(4), 415-425.
This paper examines factors influencing the acceptability of energy policies aimed to reduce the emission of CO-sub-2 by households. More specifically, it is studied to what exten…

Patterns of Residential Energy Behavior

van-Raaij, W. F., & Verhallen, T. M. (1983). Patterns of residential energy behavior. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 1-2, 85-106.
Investigated energy-related behavioral patterns, based on self-reported behaviors of 145 households in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. Energy-related behavior may not be a separate …

A Cognitive Dissonance Interpretation of Consistencies and Inconsistencies in Environmentally Responsible Behavior

Thogersen, J. (2004). A cognitive dissonance interpretation of consistencies and inconsistencies in environmentally responsible behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24(1), 93-103.
The issue of consistency and inconsistency in environmentally responsible behavior (ERB), as reflected in the correlations between different ERBs, is discussed in the light of soc…

Consumer Concern, Knowledge, Belief, and Attitude toward Renewable Energy: An Application of the Reasoned Action Theory

Bang, Hae-Kyong; Ellinger, Alexander E.; Hadjimarcou, John; Traichal, Patrick A. (2000). "Consumer concern, knowledge, belief, and attitude toward renewable energy: An application of the reasoned action theory.". Psychology & Marketing, 17, 6, 449-468.
Using the theory of reasoned action as a theoretical framework, the current research investigates the relationship of concern with the environment, knowledge about renewable energ…

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

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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