Making Cycling Irresistible: Lessons from the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany

Pucher, J., Buehler, R. (2008). Making cycling irresistible: Lessons from the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. Transport Reviews, 28(4), 495-528.
This article shows how the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany have made bicycling a safe, convenient and practical way to get around their cities. The analysis relies on national ag…

Smarter Choices: Assessing the Potential to Achieve Traffic Reduction Using 'Soft Measures'

Cairns, S., Sloman, L., Newson, C., Anable, J., Kirkbride, A., Goodwin, P. (2008). Smarter choices: Assessing the potential to achieve traffic reduction using 'Soft measures'. Transport Reviews, 28(5), 593-618.
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in a range of transport policy initiatives which are designed to influence people's travel behaviour away from single-occupancy …

Reducing Residential Electrical Energy Use: Payments, Information and Feedback

Hayes, S. C., & Cone, J. D. (1977). Reducing residential electrical energy use: Payments, information and feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 10, 3, 425-435.
Monetary payments, energy information, and daily feedback on consumption were employed to reduce electricity use in 4 units of an 80-unit university student housing complex for ma…

Litter Reduction: A Review and Integration of the Literature. Special Issue: Litter Control and Recycling

Huffman, K. T., Grossnickle, W. F., Cope, J. G., & Huffman, K. P. (1995). Litter reduction: A review and integration of the literature. Special Issue: Litter control and recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 2, 153-183.
Examined 40 articles and 59 studies that employed either an antecedent strategy (ATS) or consequence strategy (CQS) to integrate behavioral and social changes in communities and i…

Answering Behavioral Questions about Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Stern, P. C., Aronson, E., Darley, J. M., Kempton, W., Hill, D. H., Hirst, E. & Wilbanks, T. J. (1987). Answering behavioral questions about energy efficiency in buildings. Energy, 12, 5, 339-353.
We identify behavioral questions that arise with 4 kinds of policy interventions for energy efficiency in buildings: information, incentives, standards, and technological research…

A Behavioral Model of Residential Energy Use

van-Raaij, W. F., & Verhallen, T. M. (1983). A behavioral model of residential energy use. Journal of Economic Psychology, 3, 1, 39-63.
Proposes a model that relates personal, environmental (e.g., home), and behavioral factors to energy use. This model is instrumental in relating variables that determine energy us…

Determinants of Recycling Behavior: A Synthesis of Research Results

Hornik, J., Cherian, J., Madansky, M., & Narayana, C. (1995). Determinants of recycling behavior: A synthesis of research results. The Journal of Socio-Economics, 24, 1, 105-127.
Variables affecting consumer recycling behavior are classified into four theoretical groups: intrinsic & extrinsic incentives, & internal & external facilitators. These clusters o…

An Opportunistic Field Experiment in Community Water Conservation

Watson, R. K., Murphy, M. H., Kilfoyle, F. E. & Moore, S. M. (1999). An opportunistic field experiment in community water conservation. Population and Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 20, 6, 545-560.
This quasi-experimental, 7-yr study evaluated the effectiveness of an educative vs a price-structuring approach to the strategic management of domestic water consumption. The Know…

Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction

McKenzie-Mohr, D. & Oskamp, S. (1995). Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction. Journal of Social Issues, 51, 4, 1-14.
A special issue on psychology and the promotion of a sustainable future. Topics discussed include sustainability as a social vision; education, the media, and tax refor…

Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption when Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives

Petersen, J., Shunturov, V., Janda, K., Platt, G., & Weinberger, K. (2007). Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption when Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 8(1), 16.
Purpose: In residential buildings, personal choices influence electricity and water consumption. Prior studies indicate that information feedback can stimulate resource conservati…

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