Residential Water Use: Predicting and Reducing Consumption

Aitken, C. K., McMahon, T. A., Wearing, A. J. & Finlayson, B. L. (1994). Residential water use: Predicting and reducing consumption. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24, 2, 136-158.
Assessed variation in residential water consumption and evaluated methods of encouraging residents to reduce their consumption. Survey data were collected by mail questionnaire in…

Joint Effect of Feedback and Goal Setting on Performance: A Field Study of Residential Energy Conservation

Becker, L. J. (1978). Joint effect of feedback and goal setting on performance: A field study of residential energy conservation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 63, 4, 428-433.
The facilitating motivational effect of feedback on performance has been attributed by some to difficult goals set in response to feedback. The present experiment attributes this …

Reducing Air Conditioning Waste by Signalling it Is Cool Outside

Becker, L. J. & Seligman, C. (1978). Reducing air conditioning waste by signalling it is cool outside. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 4, 3, 412-415.
Examined the effects on residential energy consumption of providing homeowners with (1) a signaling device that indicated a conservation opportunity and (2) information feedback a…

A Performance Feedback Intervention to Reduce Waste: Performance Data and Participant Responses

Eldridge, L., Lemasters, S. & Szypot, B. (1978). A performance feedback intervention to reduce waste: Performance data and participant responses. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 1, 258-267.
A performance feedback system was designed to reduce waste in a production department. The intervention included a new feedback system, a stated goal, and contingent supervisory p…

Reducing Residential Electrical Energy Use: Payments, Information and Feedback

Hayes, S. C., & Cone, J. D. (1977). Reducing residential electrical energy use: Payments, information and feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 10, 3, 425-435.
Monetary payments, energy information, and daily feedback on consumption were employed to reduce electricity use in 4 units of an 80-unit university student housing complex for ma…

Reduction of Residential Consumption of Electricity through Simple Monthly Feedback

Hayes, S. C., & Cone, J. D. (1981). Reduction of residential consumption of electricity through simple monthly feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14, 1, 81-88.
Feedback has been widely used in efforts to control the consumption of electricity. Previous efforts, however, have used forms of feedback that seem economically impractical. The …

Effects of Cost-Related Feedback on Consumer Knowledge and Consumption Behavior: A Field Experimental Approach

Hutton, R. B., Mauser, G. A., Filiatrault, P., & Ahtola, O. T. (1986). Effects of cost-related feedback on consumer knowledge and consumption behavior: A field experimental approach. Journal of Consumer Research, 13, 3, 327-336.
Attempted to extend feedback research concerning resource conservation using a conceptual framework for feedback that included environmental (energy concerns, consumer information…

Drop and Tilt: A Comparison of Two Procedures to Increase the Use of Venetian Blinds to Conserve Energy

Luyben, P. D. (1984). Drop and tilt: A comparison of two procedures to increase the use of venetian blinds to conserve energy. Journal of Community Psychology, 12, 2, 149-154.
Dropping and tilting venetian blinds appropriately can reduce unnecessary heat loss through window glass. Previous research has shown that both feedback and payments can effective…

Promoting Energy Conservation in University Dormitories by Physical, Policy and Resident Behavior Changes

McClelland, L. & Belsten, L. (1979). Promoting energy conservation in university dormitories by physical, policy and resident behavior changes. Journal of Environmental Systems, 9, 1, 29-38.
Two successive energy conservation programs were implemented in four University of Colorado dormitories. Program I included persuasive communications, information, feedback, and …

Television Feedback Used to Modify Gasoline Consumption

Rothstein, R. N. (1980). Television feedback used to modify gasoline consumption. Behavior Therapy, 11, 5, 683-688.
Provided feedback on the amount of gasoline consumed daily to a mass audience in West Texas via a nightly news television program. The amount of gasoline consumed was reported b…

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