Construction of a Nuclear Power Station in One's Locality: Attitudes and Salience

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Van-der-Pligt, J., Eiser, J. R., & Spears, R. (1986). Construction of a nuclear power station in one's locality: Attitudes and salience. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 7, 1, 1-15.
Examined the attitudes toward the building of a nuclear power station in one's locality by surveying 290 residents (mean age 47.5 yrs) of 3 small rural communities that were liste…

Energy Conservation: Two Easy Ways Out

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Van-der-Pligt, J. (1985). Energy conservation: Two easy ways out. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 15, 1, 3-15.
Investigated attitude-behavior relationships in the context of energy conservation, using data from questionnaires administered to 219 Dutch Ss (average age 43.9 yrs) from rural a…

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

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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…

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 …

Energy and Material Resources: Attitudes, Values, and Public Policy

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Dunlap, R. E., Grieneeks, J. K. & Rokeach, M. (1983). Human values and pro-environmental behavior. In W. D. Conn (Ed.). Energy and material resources: Attitudes, values, and public policy. (pp. 145-168). Boulder, CO: Westview.

Determinants of Responsible Environmental Behavior

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Nemiroff, L. S., & McKenzie-Mohr, D. (1992). Determinants and distinguishing variables of pro-disarmament behavior and responsible environmental behavior.. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 7, 1, 1-24.
Two experiments examined the variables characteristic of individuals who engage in responsible environmental behavior. In Exp 1, 142 Canadians (mean age 36 yrs) completed a phone …

Perceptual Awareness of Energy Requirements of Familiar Objects

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Baird, J. C., & Brier, J. M. (1981). Perceptual awareness of energy requirements of familiar objects. Journal of Applied Psychology, 66, 1, 90-96.
Conducted 3 experiments to assess undergraduates' perceptual awareness of energy requirements in their immediate surroundings (e.g., refrigerators, automobiles, toasters). In Exp …

Household Energy Use in a Political Context

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Stern, P. C. (1985). Household energy use in a political context. Marriage and Family Review, 9, 1-2, 15-27.
Contends, based on a study by the present author and E. Aronson (1984), that the way the society thinks about energy is an important part of the policy context. It is suggested th…

Exploring the Consumer Decision Process in the Adoption of Solar Energy Systems

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LaBay, D. G., & Kinnear, T. C. (1981). Exploring the consumer decision process in the adoption of solar energy systems.. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 271-278.
Examined residential solar energy systems within an adoption and diffusion of innovations framework using data for 631 Ss who responded to a mail survey. Findings indicate conside…

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…

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