Energy Conservation and Feedback Metering for the Automobile: Ideal Requirements

Weber, R. J. (1980). Energy conservation and feedback metering for the automobile: Ideal requirements. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 16, 4, 301-302.
To conserve gasoline, it is desirable to have feedback on fuel consumed as a function of driving and maintenance conditions. Requirements for an ideal feedback metering system inc…

Participation in Voluntary Auto Emissions Inspection

Tedeschi, R. G., Cann, A., & Siegfried, W. D. (1982). Participation in voluntary auto emissions inspection. Journal of Social Psychology, 117, 2, 309-310.
43 drivers attending a voluntary auto emissions inspection and 63 randomly selected drivers responded to a study on environmental problems. Those attending the inspection reported…

Consumer Adaptation to Gasoline Price Increases

Pitts, R. E., Willenborg, J. F. & Sherrell, D. L. (1981). Consumer adaptation to gasoline price increases. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 322-330.
Results from the present longitudinal study provide new evidence on household response to gasoline price increases from 1973 to 1979. 260 household members of a consumer panel exh…

A Company-Based Lottery to Reduce the Personal Driving of Employees

Foxx, R. M. & Schaeffer, M. H. (1981). A company-based lottery to reduce the personal driving of employees. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14, 3, 273-285.
83 employees of a research and consulting firm were divided into experimental and contrast groups. The experimental design involved a baseline in which no consequences were attach…

A Community-Based Gasoline Conservation Project: Practical and Methodological Considerations

Hake, D. F. & Zane, T. (1981). A community-based gasoline conservation project: Practical and methodological considerations. Behavior Modification, 5, 4, 435-458.
Tested whether a community-based project, as opposed to previous college-based or one-location based studies, was feasible in terms of recruiting participants, their cooperativene…

Promoting Gasoline Conservation: The Effects of Reinforcement Schedule, a Leader, and Self-Recording

Hake, D.F. & Foxx, R. M. (1978). Promoting gasoline conservation: The effects of reinforcement schedule, a leader, and self-recording. Behavior Modification, 2, 3, 339-370.
Replicated a previous procedure developed by the authors for reducing driving and extended it to increase its potential for wide use. Two groups, reinforcement and self-recording,…

Gasoline Conservation: A Procedure for Measuring and Reducing the Driving of College Students

Foxx, R. M. & Hake, D. F. (1977). Gasoline conservation: A procedure for measuring and reducing the driving of college students. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 10, 1, 61-74.
Sought to motivate college students to reduce the number of miles they drove each day and thus save gasoline. The 12 experimental Ss were offered various combinations of prizes su…

Environmentally Friendly Replacement of Automobiles

Marell, A., Davidsson, P. & Gaerling, T. (1995). Environmentally friendly replacement of automobiles. Journal of Economic Psychology, 16, 3, 513-529.
Surveyed 100 automobile owners to determine whether the timing of replacement purchases is related to the difference between an owner's assessment of the current quality of their …

The Keys to the Car: Electric and Hydrogen Vehicles for the 21st Century

MacKenzie, J. J. The keys to the car: Electric and hydrogen vehicles for the 21st century. Baltimore, MD: World Resources Institute, 1994. 128.

Modification of Driving Behavior in a Large Transport Organization: A Field Experiment

Siero, S., Boon, M., Kok, G., & Siero, F. Modification of driving behavior in a large transport organization: A field experiment. Vol. 74. 1989. 417-423.
To change the driving behavior of mail-van drivers so as to encourage energy saving, a program was developed and implemented in the Netherlands Postal and Telecommunications Servi…

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