Psychological Factors in the Nuclear Power Controversy

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Levi, D. J., & Holder, E. E. (1988). Psychological factors in the nuclear power controversy. Political Psychology, 9, 3, 445-457.
Surveyed 289 undergraduates (approximate age 18-21 yrs) attending school near a nuclear power (NP) plant to examine beliefs and emotions that underlie attitudes toward nuclear pow…

Nuclear Fears and Concerns among College Students: A Cross-National Study of Attitudes

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Rabow, J., Hernandez, A. C., & Newcombe, M. D. (1990). Nuclear fears and concerns among college students: A cross-national study of attitudes.. Political Psychology, 11, 4, 681-698.
Assessed the quality and extent of nuclear fears and beliefs among 288 college students (48% male) from the US, UK, and Sweden, using the Nuclear Attitudes Questionnaire (NAQ) d…

Public Response to the Risk from Geological Radon

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Sandman, P. M., Weinstein, N. D., & Klotz, M. L. (1987). Public response to the risk from geological radon. Journal of Communication, 37, 3, 93-108.
Assessed the awareness and reactions of the public in New Jersey to naturally occurring radon using (1) questionnaire data from 141 residents who were potentially at risk or who h…

The Home Power Movement: Technology, Behavior, and the Environment

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Tatum, J. S. The home power movement: Technology, behavior, and the environment. Human Dimensions, 2, 141-149.
Extended interviews with about 50 widely distributed participants in the Home Power movement suggest that approximately 25,000 homes in the U. S. now rely on their own photovoltai…

Construction of a Nuclear Power Station in One's Locality: Attitudes and Salience

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Van-der-Pligt, J., Eiser, J. R., & Spears, R. (1986). Construction of a nuclear power station in one's locality: Attitudes and salience. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 7, 1, 1-15.
Examined the attitudes toward the building of a nuclear power station in one's locality by surveying 290 residents (mean age 47.5 yrs) of 3 small rural communities that were liste…

Attitudes toward Nuclear Energy: Familiarity and Salience

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Van-der-Pligt, J., Eiser, J. R. & Spears, R. (1986). Attitudes toward nuclear energy: Familiarity and salience. Environment and Behavior, 18, 1, 75-93.
Examined attitudes toward the building of a nuclear power station in one's locality. 648 residents (mean age 47.7 yrs) of 4 small rural communities that were selected as possible …

Involvement and Need for Cognition as Moderators of Beliefs-Attitude-Intention Consistency

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Verplanken, B. (1989). Involvement and need for cognition as moderators of beliefs-attitude-intention consistency. British Journal of Social Psychology, 28, 2, 115-122.
Surveyed 2,439 residents of The Netherlands to examine moderating effects of involvement and need for cognition in the relationships between beliefs, attitudes, and behavioral int…

Energy and Material Resources: Attitudes, Values, and Public Policy

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Dunlap, R. E., Grieneeks, J. K. & Rokeach, M. (1983). Human values and pro-environmental behavior. In W. D. Conn (Ed.). Energy and material resources: Attitudes, values, and public policy. (pp. 145-168). Boulder, CO: Westview.

Exploring the Consumer Decision Process in the Adoption of Solar Energy Systems

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LaBay, D. G., & Kinnear, T. C. (1981). Exploring the consumer decision process in the adoption of solar energy systems.. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 271-278.
Examined residential solar energy systems within an adoption and diffusion of innovations framework using data for 631 Ss who responded to a mail survey. Findings indicate conside…

Consumer Concern, Knowledge, Belief, and Attitude toward Renewable Energy: An Application of the Reasoned Action Theory

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Bang, Hae-Kyong; Ellinger, Alexander E.; Hadjimarcou, John; Traichal, Patrick A. (2000). "Consumer concern, knowledge, belief, and attitude toward renewable energy: An application of the reasoned action theory.". Psychology & Marketing, 17, 6, 449-468.
Using the theory of reasoned action as a theoretical framework, the current research investigates the relationship of concern with the environment, knowledge about renewable energ…
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