Reducing Household Energy Consumption: A Qualitative and Quantitative Field Study

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Brandon, G. & Lewis, A. (1999). Reducing household energy consumption: A qualitative and quantitative field study. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 19, 1, 75-85.
Investigated the effect of feedback conditions, income constraints, behavioural/structural aspects, environmental attitudes, and socio-demographics on energy consumption for 120 h…

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 …

Psychological or Attitudinal Factors which Influence the Introduction of Energy Conservation Technologies

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Parthasarathy, R. (1989). Psychological or attitudinal factors which influence the introduction of energy conservation technologies. Abhigyan, fall, 36-47.
Energy conservation technologies can be classified in terms of (1) stages of development, (2) the investments required, (3) numbers of items involved, and (4) the beneficiaries. A…

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…

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…

Psychological Research for the New Energy Problems: Strategies and Opportunities

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Kempton, W., Darley, J. M., & Stern, P. C. (1992). Psychological research for the new energy problems: Strategies and opportunities. American Psychologist, 47, 10, 1213-1223.
Recent concern with environmental problems has rekindled interest in energy conservation. To illustrate how psychologists can make useful contributions and how a changed energy si…

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…

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

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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…

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

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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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