Sustainable Behavior

Unknown May 3, 2008 9:09 am
Hello, I am a l eden this summer to study Sweden's environmental policies and the attitudes of Swedes towards sustainable behavior and the environment. I am trying to focus my …

Seeking Research on Public Understanding of Electrical Energy

Mark Mccaffrey Boulder July 14, 2008 13:23 pm
All: Our local energy provider, Xcel Energy, has chosen Boulder, Colorado to be the first Smart Grid City in the universe... or at least as far as we know. Boulder is an ear…

Barrier to Change

Michael Bergman Lacey October 1, 2008 18:48 pm
FSBites: Our agency recently went through a couple of communication ordeals in order to correct false reports that we proposed regulating 1) lead ammunition and 2) residen…

Social Norms and Expectancy Violation Theories: Assessing the Effectiveness of Health Communication Campaigns

Campo, S., Cameron, K., Brossard, D., & Frazer, M. (2004). Social Norms and Expectancy Violation Theories: Assessing the Effectiveness of Health Communication Campaigns. Communication Monographs, 71(4), 448-470. doi:10.1080/0363452042000307498.
College students' processing of alcohol, smoking, and exercise social norms messages, and related effects on judgments, attitudes toward one's own behaviors, and attitudes toward …

The Impact of Individualist and Collectivist Group Norms on Evaluations of Dissenting Group Members

Hornsey, M., Jetten, J., McAuliffe, B., & Hogg, M. (2006). The impact of individualist and collectivist group norms on evaluations of dissenting group members. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42(1), 57-68. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2005.01.006.
Two experiments were conducted to investigate the impact of individualist and collectivist norms on evaluations of dissenting group members. In the first experiment (N=113), group…

The Moderating Role of the Attitude-Subjective Norms Conflict on the Link Between Moral Norms and Intention

Hübner, G., & Kaiser, F. (2006). The moderating role of the attitude-subjective norms conflict on the link between moral norms and intention. European Psychologist, 11(2), 99-109. doi:10.1027/1016-9040.11.2.99.
Within a traditional planned-behavior framework, the conditions remain ambiguous under which moral norms add to the overall intention to act. In this paper, we aim to provide insi…

A Moral Extension of the Theory of Planned Behavior: Norms and Anticipated Feelings of Regret in Conservationism

Kaiser, F. (2006). A moral extension of the theory of planned behavior: Norms and anticipated feelings of regret in conservationism. Personality and Individual Differences, 41(1), 71-81. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2005.11.028.
A twofold morally-extended general version of the planned behavior theory (TPB) is tested using a classical, trait-like conception of individual attitude, which is based on compou…

The Proposition of a General Version of the Theory of Planned Behavior: Predicting Ecological Behavior

Kaiser, F., & Gutscher, H. (2003). The proposition of a general version of the theory of planned behavior: Predicting ecological behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33(3), 586-603. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2003.tb01914.x.
The present paper explores whether the theory of planned behavior (TPB) must abandon the notion that perceived behavioral control (PBC) has a direct influence on behavior. In a cr…

Evidence that Intentions Based on Attitudes Better Predict Behaviour than Intentions Based on Subjective Norms

Sheeran, P., Norman, P., & Orbell, S. (1999). Evidence that intentions based on attitudes better predict behaviour than intentions based on subjective norms. European Journal of Social Psychology, 29(2-3), 403-406. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-0992(199903/05)29:2/3<403::AID-EJSP942>3.0.CO;2-A.
Self-determination theory suggests that better prediction of behaviour will be observed from intentions based on attitudes than intentions based on subjective norms. In a study of…

Group Norms and the Attitude-Behaviour Relationship

Smith, J., & Louis, W. (2009). Group norms and the attitude-behaviour relationship. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3(1), 19-35. doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2008.00161.x.
Despite popular opinion to the contrary, early scientific evidence pointed to a lack of support for the view that people's actions are guided by their attitudes. One response to t…

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