Sustainable Behavior

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Unknown May 03, 2008 09:09 AM
Hello, I am a l eden this summer to study Sweden's environmental policies and the attitudes of Swedes towards sustainable behavior and the environment. I am trying to focus my …

Seeking Research on Public Understanding of Electrical Energy

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Mark Mccaffrey Boulder July 14, 2008 01:23 PM
All: Our local energy provider, Xcel Energy, has chosen Boulder, Colorado to be the first Smart Grid City in the universe... or at least as far as we know. Boulder is an ear…

Barrier to Change

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Michael Bergman Lacey October 01, 2008 06:48 PM
FSBites: Our agency recently went through a couple of communication ordeals in order to correct false reports that we proposed regulating 1) lead ammunition and 2) residen…

Who Cares about Ecology? Personality and Sex Differences in Environmental Concern

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Borden, R. J. & Francis, J. L. Who cares about ecology? Personality and sex differences in environmental concern. Vol. 46. 1978. 190-203.
Examined personality factors that underlie concern for ecological-environmental problems. 96 undergraduates with either high or low environmental concern were given the California…

Environmental Knowledge and Recycling Behavior as a Function of Attitudes and Personality Characteristics

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Arbuthnot, J. Environmental knowledge and recycling behavior as a fuction of attitudes and personality characteristics. Vol. 1. 1974. 119-121.
Tested a numer of hypotheses regarding the relationship among (a) personality characteristics, (b) certain demographic factors, and (c) environmental attitudes, knowledge, and com…

A Report on a Statewide Survey of Californians: Attitudes about Solid Waste Management

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Public Response Associates, I. A report on a statewide survey of Californians': Attitudes about solid waste management. California State Solid Waste Management Board, 1981.

Residential Energy Conservation: The Role of Past Experience in Repetitive Household Behavior

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Macey, S. M., & Brown, M. A. Residential energy conservation: The role of past experience in repetitive household behavior. Vol. 15. 1983. 123-141.
Discusses repetitive behaviors that conserve residential energy. Repetitive behavior is viewed as a function of past experience, attitudes, subjective norms, and intentions. Data …

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

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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

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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

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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."…

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