The Effects of an Ambiguous, Negative Sign Prompt and a Clearly-Stated Positive Sign Prompt on Intentions to Litter

Cases
Horsley, A. D. (1988). The unintended effects of a posted sign on littering attitudes and stated intentions. Journal of Environmental Education, 19, 3, 10-14.
A literature review revealed that sign prompts can be effective in reducing the amount of litter. In order to further investigate the effects of prompts, a questionnaire was given…

Using a Normative Appeal to Control Litter at a Public Swimming Pool

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Reich, J. W., & Robertson, J. L. (1979). Reactance and norm appeal in anti-littering messages. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 9, 1, 91-101.
A literature review revealed that a statement that puts an extreme demand on a person is likely to elicit the undesirable behavior. On the other hand, a statement that creates a n…

The Influence of Message Framing On University Student's Intent to Participate in Sustainable Behavior

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Davis, J. J. (1995). The effects of message framing on response to environmental communications. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 72, 2, 285-299.
A literature review revealed how framing a communication can affect an individual's intent to participate in sustainable behaviors. Specifically, three types of message framing we…

Energy Conservation Campaign

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Terri Buckner June 02, 2006 04:08 PM
Hi, We are preparing to launch an energy conservation campaign for the school year that will start in August. I've been creating energy profiles for each of the buildings on …

Marketing in a 9/11, War, Tsunami, and Katrina Society

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Cedar Bouta Olympia June 08, 2006 08:21 PM
Am looking for recent research that speaks to doing education and outreach in a society framed by fear - both of manmade disasters such as 9/11 and the Iraq War, and natural disas…

Crafting Persuasive Pro-Environment Messages USDA Booklet?

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Terre Dunivant San Luis Obispo July 25, 2006 02:48 PM
Hi, Does anyone know how to get ahold of a copy of the USDA booklet for environmental managers about incorporating social science research into designing persuasive pro-envir…

Positive vs. Negative Images

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa April 13, 2007 01:35 PM
In designing messages on prompts and other communications, we are advised to use positive wording that describes the behavior we want, rather than negative wording that asks peopl…

Typology of Commonly Used Energy Saving Message Themes....

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Jernej Markelj October 09, 2007 08:00 PM
Hello, I am trying to create a typology of commonly used message themes conveyed in energy saving ads and public service announcements (like social responsibility, cost savin…

Installing Efficient Faucet Aerators & Showerheads

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Meryl Brott Cambridge November 09, 2007 06:01 AM
Hi, Looking for advice re: communicating to tenants in a letter (email) that the showerhead and the faucet aerators in their apartment will be changed out within the next few m…

Psychological Study

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Gaye Foster December 18, 2007 06:34 AM
Hello everyone, I am a 4th year Bachelor of Psychology student at Central Queensland University in Australia and I will be doing my thesis next year. My topic is based on the…

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