Effects of a short messaging service-based skin cancer prevention campaign in adolescents.

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Hingle, M.D., Snyder, A.L., McKenzie, N.E., Thomson, C.A., Logan, R.A., Ellison, E.A., Koch, S.M., & Harris, R.B. (2014). Effects of a short messaging service-based skin cancer prevention campaign in adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47(5), 617-623.
Background: Skin cancer prevention emphasizes early adoption and practice of sun protection behaviors. Adolescence represents a high-risk period for ultraviolet radiation exposure…

Social-cognitive factors mediating intervention effects on handwashing: A longitudinal study.

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Contzen, N., & Inauen, J., (2015). Social-cognitive factors mediating intervention effects on handwashing: A longitudinal study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 956-969.
Handwashing with soap effectively prevents diarrhoea, a leading cause of death in infants. Theory-based interventions are expected to promote handwashing more successfully than st…

Sex differences in public restroom handwashing behavior associated with visual behavior prompts.

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Johnson, H. D., Sholcosky, D., Gabello, K., Ragni, R., & Ogonosky, N. (2003). Sex differences in public restroom handwashing behavior associated with visual behavior prompts. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 97(3, Pt 1), 805-810.
Handwashing after using the restroom is generally poor across the population, and one common method used to increase the frequency of handwashing is to place signs reminding indiv…

Validation, Persuasion and Recycling: Capitalizing on the Social Ecology of Newspaper Use

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Werner, Carol M.; Byerly, Sari; White, Paul H.; Kieffer, Matthew (2004). Validation, Persuasion and Recycling: Capitalizing on the Social Ecology of Newspaper Use. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 26, 2, 183-198.
Two experiments used clinical validation to increase scrutiny of messages posted in public settings. The first experiment used a 2 (validation: no/yes) × 2 (persuasion: none/"it i…

Putting Text in Context: The Conflict Between Pro-Ecological Messages and Anti-Ecological Descriptive Norms

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Oceja, L., & Berenguer, J. (2009). Putting text in context: The conflict between pro-ecological messages and anti-ecological descriptive norms. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 12(2), 657-666.
In the present work we test whether the effectiveness of ecological messages may be canceled out when they conflict with the descriptive norm that is salient in the situation. In …

A Room with a Viewpoint: Using Social Norms to Motivate Environmental Conservation in Hotels

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Goldstein, N., Cialdini, R., & Griskevicius, V. (2008). A room with a viewpoint: Using social norms to motivate environmental conservation in hotels. Journal of Consumer Research, 35(3), 472-482. doi:10.1086/586910.
Two field experiments examined the effectiveness of signs requesting hotel guests' participation in an environmental conservation program. Appeals employing descriptive norms (e.g…

Using E-mail Listservs to Promote Environmentally Sustainable Behaviors

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Artz, N., & Cooke, P. (2007). Using e-mail listservs to promote environmentally sustainable behaviors. Journal of Marketing Communications, 13(4), 257-276.
This paper describes a social marketing campaign that encouraged individuals to adopt environmentally sustainable behaviors such as purchasing green power, installing energy-effic…

Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation

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Kennedy, A. (2010). Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation. Sustainability, 2(4), 1138-1160
This article explores how environmental regulation may be improved through the use of community-based social marketing techniques. While regulation is an important tool of sustain…

Successfully Changing Individual Travel Behavior: Applying Community-Based Social Marketing to Travel Choice

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Cooper, C. (2007). Successfully changing individual travel behavior: Applying community-based social marketing to travel choice. Transportation Research Record, (2021), pp. 88-99.
This paper demonstrates that community-based social marketing techniques can be successfully used to affect people's transportation awareness and behavior, as deployed in Washingt…

Signs that Encourage Internalized Recycling: Clinical Validation, Weak Messages and 'Creative Elaboration'

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Werner, C., White, P., Byerly, S., & Stoll, R. (2009). Signs that encourage internalized recycling: Clinical validation, weak messages and 'creative elaboration.'. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29(2), 193-202.
Two experiments examined clinical validation’s ability to increase examination of a persuasive message and increase long-term recycling. In Experiment 1, validating (acknowledging…

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