Leaders in Change: Solar Energy Owners and the Implications for Future Adoption Rates

Sawyer, S. W. (1982). Leaders in change: Solar energy owners and the implications for future adoption rates. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 21, 201-211.
Information on the characteristics of the initial wave of homeowners who installed solar energy systems is presented and then used to anticipate future solar market penetration pa…

Public Response to the Risk from Geological Radon

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…

Psychological Research and Energy Policy

Stern, P. C., & Gardner, G. T. (1981). Psychological research and energy policy. American Psychologist, 36, 4, 329-342.
Argues that psychology can provide valuable input to energy policy but that its contribution has been impeded by psychologists' general unfamiliarity with world and national energ…

Habits, Hardware, and Energy Conservation

Stern, P. C., & Gardner, G. T. (1981). Habits, hardware, and energy conservation. American Psychologist, 36, 4, 426-428.
Replies to R. A. Winnett and E. S. Geller's (1981) comment that P. C. Stern and G. T. Gardner (see PA, Vol 67:1169) underemphasized the importance of behavioral changes and overst…

Market Barriers to Energy-Efficiency Investments

Sutherland, R. J. (1992?). Market barriers to energy-efficiency investments. The Energy Journal, 12, 3, 15-34.
The conservation literature argues that numerous cost-effective conservation measures could be undertaken, but they are not because market barriers discourage such investments. A…

Energy Education in the Curriculum

Stubbs, M. (1985). Energy education in the curriculum. Educational Studies, 11, 2, 133-150.
Data from 439 16-19 yr old students and 86 staff members from 2 colleges in the UK show that coverage of the topic of energy education varied considerably but was generally inadeq…

A Review and Critique of Energy Research in Psychology

Stern, P. & Gardner, G. T. (1980). A review and critique of energy research in psychology. Social Science Energy Review, 3, 1, 1-71.
This paper summarizes the main streams of existing psychological research relating to energy policy issues, evaluates the mainstream research, and then steps back for a broader vi…

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

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

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

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 …

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