Social Meaning and Social Context of Environmentally-Relevant Behavior: Shopping, Wrapping, and Disposing

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Hormuth, S. E. (1999). Social meaning and social context of environmentally-relevant behavior: Shopping, wrapping, and disposing. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 19, 3, 277-286.
Presents an eco-psychological approach to environmentally-relevant behavior, taking into account the person-environment relationship, its social and physical elements, and the soc…

The Effects of Videotape Modeling and Daily Feedback on Residential Electricity Conservation, Home Temperature and Humidity, Perceived Comfort, and Clothing Worn: Winter and Summer

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Winett, R. A., Hatcher, J. W., Fort, T. R., Leckliter, I. N., Love, S. Q., Riley, A. W., & Fishback, J. F. (1982). The effects of videotape modeling and daily feedback on residential electricity conservation, home temperature and humidity, perceived comfort, and clothing worn: Winter and summer. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 15, 3, 381-402.
Two studies were conducted in all-electric residences in the winter ( n = 83) and summer ( n = 54) to ascertain how energy conservation strategies focusing on the thermostat cha…

Altruism and Market-Like Behavior: An Analysis of Willingness to Pay for Recycled Paper Products

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Guagnano, G. A. (2001). Altruism and market-like behavior: An analysis of willingness to pay for recycled paper products.. Population & Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 22, 4, 425-438.
Discusses the contrast between self-interested behavior guided by rational choice and altruistic behavior guided by normative considerations. This study suggests that market and m…

Encouraging Environmentally Friendly Shopping using Prompts, Commitment and Norms

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Analysis of electronic inventories indicated that the prompts did not increase the purchase of targeted items. That is, items that were identified with shelf-talkers (prompts) as…

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