Using Feedback, Reinforcement and Information to Reduce Energy Consumption in Households: A Field-Experiment

Midden, C. J., Meter, J. E., Weenig, M. H., & Zieverink, H. J. Using feedback, reinforcement and information to reduce energy consumption in households: A field-experiment. Vol. 3. 1983. 65-86.
Presents results of a research project on the effectiveness of behavior modification strategies in influencing energy use in family households. A field experiment was carried out …

Is There a Generalized Energy Conservation Ethic? A Comparison of the Determinants of Gasoline and Home Heating Energy Conservation

Painter, J., Semenik, R., & Belk, R. Is there a generalized energy conservation ethic? A comparison of the determinants of gasoline and home heating energy conservation. Vol. 3. 1983. 317-331.
359 heads-of-households were interviewed concerning their gasoline and heating consumption behavior and beliefs concerning the energy problem. They were also administered a locus-…

Cognitive and Physiological Processes of Fear Appeals and Attitude Change: A Revised Theory of Protection Motivation

Rogers, R. W. Cognitive and physiological processes of fear appeals and attitude change: A revised theory of protection motivation.. Social Psychophysiology. Ed. J. Caciopppo & R. Petty. New York: Gilford Press, 1983.

"Not in my Backyard": Influence of Motivational Concerns on Judgments about a Risky Technology

Marks, G., & von-Winterfeldt, D. "Not in my backyard": Influence of motivational concerns on judgments about a risky technology. Vol. 69. 1984. 408-415.
Examined whether judgments about the risks and benefits of a potentially hazardous technology vary as a function of whether or not that technology occurs in "one's own back yard."…

Fear Arousing Persuasive Messages: Communication Yearbook 8

Boster, F. J. & Mongeau, P. Fear arousing persuasive messages. Communication Yearbook 8. Ed. R. N. Bostrom. Beverly Hills, Cal: Sage, 1984. 330-375.

Who Cares about Water Pollution? Opinions in a Small-Town Crisis

Hamilton, L. C. Who cares about water pollution? Opinions in a small-town crisis. Vol. 55. 1985. 170-181.
Following the discovery that the water supply in a small New England town had become contaminated by industrial chemicals, a mailed questionnaire survey was conducted of water use…

Case Study of the Acid Rain Film Controversy: Political Propaganda or Environmental Education?

Hepburn, M. A. & Hepburn, L. R. Case study of the acid rain film controversy: Political propaganda or environmental education ?. Vol. 16. 1985. 1-6.
In 1982 the National Film Board of Canada released an educational film, Acid Rain: Requiem or Recovery? Early in 1983 the U.S. Department of Justice labeled the film as "politica…

Cognitive Consequences of Legislating Postpurchase Behavior: Growing up with the Bottle Bill

Kahle, L. R., & Beatty, S. E. Cognitive consequences of legislating postpurchase behavior: Growing up with the bottle bill. Vol. 17. 1987. 828-843.
Examined the variables of (1) attitudes toward returning bottles, (2) intentions, (3) behaviors, (4) subjective norms, and (5) habits as they function within the cognitive context…

The Comparative Effectiveness of Reward and Commitment Approaches in Motivating Community Recycling

Katzev, R. D. & Pardini, A. U. The comparative effectiveness of reward and commitment approaches in motivating community recycling. Vol. 17. 1987-1988. 93-113.

Consumer Response to Continuous-Display Electricity-Use Monitors in a Time-of-Use Pricing Experiment

Sexton, R. J., Johnson, N. B., & Konakayama, A. Consumer response to continuous-display electricity-use monitors in a time-of-use pricing experiment. Vol. 14. 1987. 55-62.
Investigated whether monitoring would encourage shifting energy demand to the off-peak period, using 480 households facing time-of-use prices for electricity and 120 control house…

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