Facing the Greenhouse Effect: Communication about Energy in Germany

Henschel, C. & Wiedemann, P. M. (1993). Facing the greenhouse effect: Communication about energy in Germany. Technology in Society, 15, 301-310.
Energy policy in Germany has been characterized by an irreconcilable debate about nuclear power and the potentials of renewable energy sources and energy-saving activities for mor…

Attitudes toward Nuclear Power: A Longitudinal Analysis of Expectancy-Value Models

Hughey, J. B., Sundstrom, E., & Lounsbury, J. W. (1985). Attitudes toward nuclear power: A longitudinal analysis of expectancy-value models. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 6, 1, 75-91.
Three expectancy-value models were applied to attitudes toward a nuclear power plant among 213 adult residents who twice completed a survey at 5-yr intervals. Attitudes were predo…

Psychological Impact of a Nuclear Power Plant: Changing Perceptions of Community and Neighborhood

Hughey, J. B. (1986). Psychological impact of a nuclear power plant: Changing perceptions of community and neighborhood. Journal of Rural Community Psychology, 7, 1, 25-34.
Personal interviews were conducted during early construction and 5 yrs later during peak construction with 217 residents of a rural host community for a nuclear power plant. Findi…

Environmental Attitudes and Preferences for Energy Resource Options

Jackson, E. L. (1985). Environmental attitudes and preferences for energy resource options. Journal of Environmental Education, 17, 1, 23-30.
Asked 446 undergraduates to choose the best energy-related option for Canada to pursue in the short run (the next 5 yrs) and the long run (beyond the year 2000). Preferences for s…

Psychological Factors in the Nuclear Power Controversy

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 Power: The Dynamics of Acceptability

Levi, D. J., & Holder, E. E. (1986). Nuclear power: The dynamics of acceptability. Environment and Behavior, 18, 3, 385-395.
175 psychology and 35 landscape architecture students completed a questionnaire concerning the construction of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant to test the hypotheses that an…

Energy Conservation and Public Policy: If it's Such a Good Idea, Why Don't we Do More of it?

Morell, D. (1981). Energy conservation and public policy: If it's such a good idea, why don't we do more of it?. Journal of Social Issues, 37, 2, 8-30.
Examines the reasons for the gap between an ineffective energy conservation strategy and the realities of American public policy from social and political perspectives. The discus…

The Social Impacts of Soft and Hard Energy Systems: The Lovins' Claims as a Social Science Challenge

Morrison, D. E. & Lodwick, D. G. (1981). The social impacts of soft and hard energy systems: The Lovins' claims as a social science challenge. Annual Review of Energy, 6, 357-378.

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

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…

Energy Effiency: Our Most Underrated Energy Resources

Ross, M. H. & Williams, R. H. (1976). Energy effiency: Our most underrated energy resources. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist, November, 30-38.

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