The Attitude-Behavior Relationship: A Test of Three Models of the Moderating Role of Behavioral Difficulty

Kaiser, F., & Schultz, P. (2009, January). The attitude-behavior relationship: A test of three models of the moderating role of behavioral difficulty. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(1), 186-207.
The moderating role of behavioral difficulty in the attitude–behavior relationship remains a controversial topic in social psychology. Previous research has been unclear in establ…

Consumer Voices: Adoption of Residential Energy-Efficient Practices

Niemeyer, S. (2010). Consumer voices: Adoption of residential energy-efficient practices. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 34(2), 140-145. doi:10.1111/j.1470-6431.2009.00841.x.
The purpose of this research is to identify constraining variables that may impinge on adopting energy-efficient practices, materials, equipment and technology in households. The …

How does Environmental Concern Influence Specific Environmentally Related Behaviors? A New Answer to an Old Question

Bamberg, S. (2003). How does environmental concern influence specific environmentally related behaviors? A new answer to an old question. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(1), 21-32.
The present study tests the hypothesis that environmental concern influences specific behavior indirectly via its impact on the generation and evaluation of situation-specific bel…

Predicting Attitudes to Oil and to Nuclear Energy

Eiser, J. R., Spears, R., & Webley, P. (1988). Predicting attitudes to oil and to nuclear energy. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 8, 2, 141-147.
Assessed the attitudes of 480 adult residents of a small town in the UK toward a new nuclear power station and a new inshore oil drilling in their neighborhood. The proposed nucle…

Nuclear Attitudes after Chernobyl: A Cross-National Study. Special Issue: Psychological Fallout from the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

Eiser, J. R., Hannover, B., Mann, L., Morin, M., et al. (1990). Nuclear attitudes after Chernobyl: A cross-national study. Special Issue: Psychological fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 10, 2, 101-110.
840 Ss from universities in Australia, England, France, West Germany, and the Netherlands completed a questionnaire during the month following the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 19…

A Discriminant Analysis of Attitudes Related to the Nuclear Power Controversy

Girondi, A. J. (1983). A discriminant analysis of attitudes related to the nuclear power controversy. Journal of Environmental Education, 14, 4, 2-6.

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…

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…

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…

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