Energy Conservation Behavior: The Difficult Path from Information to Action

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Complexities of Household Energy Consumption and Conservation

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…

Do Consumers Know "What Works" in Energy Conservation?

Kempton, W., Harris, C. K., Keith, J. G., & Weihl, J. S. (1985). Do consumers know "what works" in energy conservation?. Marriage and Family Review, 9, 1-2, 115-133.
Investigated consumer attitudes toward energy conservation (efficiency investments, better management, and curtailment of amenities) by examining consumer bias in comparing measur…

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…

Attitudes toward Nuclear Energy: Familiarity and Salience

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 …

Involvement and Need for Cognition as Moderators of Beliefs-Attitude-Intention Consistency

Verplanken, B. (1989). Involvement and need for cognition as moderators of beliefs-attitude-intention consistency. British Journal of Social Psychology, 28, 2, 115-122.
Surveyed 2,439 residents of The Netherlands to examine moderating effects of involvement and need for cognition in the relationships between beliefs, attitudes, and behavioral int…

Household Behavior and the Use of Natural Gas for Home Heating

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…

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…

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