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Examining Trends in Adolescent Environmental Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors Across Three Decades

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Wray-Lake, L., Flanagan, C., & Osgood, D. (2010). Examining trends in adolescent environmental attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors across three decades. Environment and Behavior, 42(1), 61-85.
Since the Environmental Movement began, adolescents’ views have been largely ignored in studies of public opinion. The article presents a descriptive analysis of trends in the env…

Consumers' environmental Behavior: Generalized, Sector-Based, or Compensatory?

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Bratt, C. (1999). Consumers' environmental beahvior: Generalized, sector-based, or compensatory?. Environment and Behavior, 31(1), 28-44.
Investigated the possibility that actions meant to improve recycling may have unintended consequences in fields other than the target behavior. The relations between self-reported…

Human Values and the Emergence of a Sustainable Consumption Pattern: A Panel Study

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Thogersen, J., & Ölander, F. (2002). Human values and the emergence of a sustainable consumption pattern: A panel study. Journal of Economic Psychology, 23(5), 605-630.
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Measurement and Determinants of Environmentally Significant Consumer Behavior

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Gatersleben, B., Steg, L., & Vlek, C. (2002). Measurement and determinants of environmentally significant consumer behavior. Environment and Behavior, 34(3), 335-362.
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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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