An Evaluation of Three Litter Control Procedures - Trash Receptacles, Paid Workers, and the Marked Item Technique

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Bacon-Prue, A., Blount, R., Pickering, D., & Drabman, R. S. (1980). An evaluation of three litter control procedures - trash receptacles, paid workers, and the marked item technique. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13, 1, 165-170.
Assessed the effectiveness of 3 litter (L) control procedures on the grounds of a residential facility for the mentally retarded. 57 areas were divided into 5 groups according to …

Personal and Contextual Influences on Household Energy Adaptations

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Black, J. S., Stern, P. C. & Elworth, J. T. (1985). Personal and contextual influences on household energy adaptations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 70, 1, 3-21.
Examined the interactive effects of economic, demographic, structural, and psychological variables on 4 behaviorally distinct types of reported conservation response involving ene…

Household Income, Electricity Use, and Rate-Structure Preferences

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Blocker, T. J. & Koski, P. R. (1984). Household income, electricity use, and rate-structure preferences. Environment and Behavior, 16, 5, 551-572.
Explores the relationship between household income, present electricity use, and preferences for 3 proposed conservation-promoting electricity-rate structures, using data on 852 h…

Energy Conservation Techniques as Innovations, and their Diffusion

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Darley, J. M. (1977-78). Energy conservation techniques as innovations, and their diffusion. Energy and Buildings, 1, 339-343.
Many effective products, procedures, and techniques for achieving energy conservation have been discovered by researchers. This paper focuses on the conditions under which these p…

Consumer Satisfaction with Michigan's Container Deposit Law: An Ecological Perspective

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Crosby, L. A. & Taylor, J. R. (1982). Consumer satisfaction with Michigan's container deposit law: An ecological perspective. Journal of Marketing, 46, 1, 47-60.
Surveyed 302 Michigan residents over 18 yrs of age regarding their satisfaction with the container law, their likes and dislikes about the recycling system, and the reaction to re…

Changing Behavior and Making it Stick: The Conceptualization and Management of Conservation Behavior

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De Young, R. (1993). Changing behavior and making it stick: The conceptualization and management of conservation behavior. Environment and Behavior, 25, 4, 485-505.
Discusses categorization of conservation behavior change techniques (BCTs), the role techniques offer the individual whose behavior is being changed, and a means of evaluating the…

Why Is it So Hard to Sell "Savings" as a Reason for Energy Conservation?

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Feldman, S. (1987). Why is it so hard to sell "savings" as a reason for energy conservation?. Energy Efficiency: Perspectives on Individual behavior, 27-40.

Willingness to Pay for Public Goods: A Test of the Contribution Model

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Guagnano, G. A., Dietz, T., & Stern, P. C. (1994). Willingness to pay for public goods: A test of the contribution model. Psychological Science, 5, 6, 411-415.
Tested the hypothesis that stated willingness to pay (WTP) for environmental quality follows a contribution model rather than the purchase model that is more congenial to economic…

The Influence of Price and Attitude on Shifting Residential Electricity Consumption from On- to Off-Peak Periods

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Heberlein, T. A., & Warriner, G. K. (1983). The influence of price and attitude on shifting residential electricity consumption from on- to off-peak periods. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 1-2, 107-130.
During a 3-yr period, a stratified random sample of 590 residential electricity consumers in northeastern Wisconsin were placed on 1 of 3 time-of-day price ratios: 2 to 1, 4 to 1,…

Review of Utility Home Energy Audit Programs

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Hirst, E., Berry, L. & Soderstrom, J. (1981). Review of utility home energy audit programs. Energy, 6, 7, 621-630.
Evaluation efforts of utilities with active home energy audit programs were reviewed to provide insights into the operations and effectiveness of existing utility home energy audi…
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