Clinical Validation and Cognitive Elaboration: Signs That Encourage Sustained Recycling

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Werner, Carol M.; Stoll, Robert; Birch, Paul; White, Paul H. (2002). Clinical Validation and Cognitive Elaboration: Signs That Encourage Sustained Recycling. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 24, 3, 185 – 203.
Three field experiments coupled the clinical psychology concept of validation with Elaboration Likelihood Model-Heuristic-Systematic Model theorizing to increase the influence of …

An Analysis of Normative Messages in Signs at Recreation Settings

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Winter, Patricia L.; Cialdini, Robert B.; Bator, Renee J.; Rhoads, Kelton; Sagarin, Brad J. (1998). An Analysis of Normative Messages in Signs at Recreation Settings. Journal of Interpretation Research, 3, 1, 39-47.
A systematic evaluation of signs and messages at 42 recreation areas in California and Arizona focused on type of site, managing agency, density of message locales, sign attribute…

Behavior Modifying Apothegm

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Saundra Edwards December 06, 2008 11:44 AM
Thanks to all of you, We need a series of behavioral modifying apothegms for some banners that will be used at some green collar events. The banners will be used to help direc…

Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research

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Dennis, M., Soderstrom, E.J., Koncinski, W.S., Cavanaugh, B. (1990). Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research. American Psychologist, 45(10), 1109.
Discusses the limitations of previous energy conservation programs in affecting the behavior of individual consumers. Suggests that the rational-economic model upon which they wer…

Email 'Eco-Taglines'

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Ben Frost Manchester October 18, 2008 01:25 PM
Hi, everyone: I've been wondering about the proliferation of email taglines that ask people to "consider the environment before printing this email." Considering the methods pr…

Are People Acting Irrationally? Understanding Public Concerns about Environmental Threats

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Wandersman, A. H. & Hallman, W. K. Are people acting irrationally? Understanding public concerns about environmental threats. Vol. 48. 1993. 681-686.
News stories about environmental events illustrate public concerns about environmental policy and regulations. Increasingly, public perceptions of risk and fear of cancer are infl…

Case Study of the Acid Rain Film Controversy: Political Propaganda or Environmental Education?

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Hepburn, M. A. & Hepburn, L. R. Case study of the acid rain film controversy: Political propaganda or environmental education ?. Vol. 16. 1985. 1-6.
In 1982 the National Film Board of Canada released an educational film, Acid Rain: Requiem or Recovery? Early in 1983 the U.S. Department of Justice labeled the film as "politica…

Fear Arousing Persuasive Messages: Communication Yearbook 8

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Boster, F. J. & Mongeau, P. Fear arousing persuasive messages. Communication Yearbook 8. Ed. R. N. Bostrom. Beverly Hills, Cal: Sage, 1984. 330-375.

Cognitive and Physiological Processes of Fear Appeals and Attitude Change: A Revised Theory of Protection Motivation

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Rogers, R. W. Cognitive and physiological processes of fear appeals and attitude change: A revised theory of protection motivation.. Social Psychophysiology. Ed. J. Caciopppo & R. Petty. New York: Gilford Press, 1983.

Humor and Changing Environmental Behavior

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Andrea Clarke Fort Collins, Colorado October 14, 2008 10:59 AM
While you may not be close enough to American University in Washington, D.C. to take advantage of this, you might be interested in the videos: * * *Using the Power of Humor…
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