Effects of Monetary Rebates, Feedback, and Information on Residential Electricity Conservation

Winett, R. A., Kagel, J. H., Battalio, R. C. & Winkler, R. C. Effects of monetary rebates, feedback, and information on residential electricity conservation. Vol. 63. 1978. 73-80.
Assigned 129 participant households in Texas during the summer to 1 of 5 experimental conditions: A high monetary rebate condition in which Ss received conservation information, w…

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 …

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.

What Makes a Recycler? A Comparison of Recyclers and Nonrecyclers

Vining, J., & Ebreo, A. What makes a recycler? A comparison of recyclers and nonrecyclers. Vol. 22. 1990. 55-73.
Investigated differences between 110 recyclers (RCs) and 87 nonrecyclers (NRCs) in 2 areas: (1) recycling knowledge and motives and (2) demographic characteristics. RCs in general…

Tapping Satisfactions to Promote Energy Conservation Behavior

Simmons, D., & Widmar, R. (1986). Tapping Satisfactions to Promote Energy Conservation Behavior. Environmental Education and Information, 5(2), 70.
Discusses a study which explored the role of non-monetary incentives in encouraging conservation related behaviors with sixth grade students. It was found that satisfactions deali…

Energy Behavior

Stern, P., & Kirkpatrick, E. (1977, January 1). Energy Behavior. Environment.
This article discusses the current two major schools of thought about energy conservation. One is based on a system of incentives or penalties to change behavior and the other on …

Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption when Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives

Petersen, J., Shunturov, V., Janda, K., Platt, G., & Weinberger, K. (2007). Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption when Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 8(1), 16.
Purpose: In residential buildings, personal choices influence electricity and water consumption. Prior studies indicate that information feedback can stimulate resource conservati…

Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction

McKenzie-Mohr, D. & Oskamp, S. (1995). Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction. Journal of Social Issues, 51, 4, 1-14.
A special issue on psychology and the promotion of a sustainable future. Topics discussed include sustainability as a social vision; education, the media, and tax refor…

The Cost of Reducing Municipal Solid Waste

Palmer, Karen L; Sigman, Hilary; Walls, Margaret (1997). The cost of reducing municipal solid waste. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management , 33, 128-150.
The writers examine three price-based policies for solid waste reduction, namely, deposit/refunds, advance disposal fees, and recycling subsidies. They parameterize …

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