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Effecting Durable Change: A Team Approach to Improve Environmental Behavior in the Household

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Staats, H., Harland, P., & Wilke, H. (2004). Effecting Durable Change: A Team Approach to Improve Environmental Behavior in the Household. Environment and Behavior, 36(3), 341-367.
Interventions for voluntary proenvironmental behavior change usually target a limited number of behaviors and have difficulties in achieving durable change. The EcoTeam Program (E…

Making Cycling Irresistible: Lessons from the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany

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Pucher, J., Buehler, R. (2008). Making cycling irresistible: Lessons from the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. Transport Reviews, 28(4), 495-528.
This article shows how the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany have made bicycling a safe, convenient and practical way to get around their cities. The analysis relies on national ag…

Smarter Choices: Assessing the Potential to Achieve Traffic Reduction Using 'Soft Measures'

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Cairns, S., Sloman, L., Newson, C., Anable, J., Kirkbride, A., Goodwin, P. (2008). Smarter choices: Assessing the potential to achieve traffic reduction using 'Soft measures'. Transport Reviews, 28(5), 593-618.
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in a range of transport policy initiatives which are designed to influence people's travel behaviour away from single-occupancy …

Acceptability of Travel Demand Management Measures: The Importance of Problem Awareness, Personal Norm, Freedom, and Fairness

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Eriksson, L., Garvill, J., & Nordlund, A. (2006). Acceptability of travel demand management measures: The importance of problem awareness, personal norm, freedom, and fairness. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 26(1), 15-26. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2006.05.003.
Acceptability of travel demand management (TDM) with the aim of reducing private car use is modeled following a hierarchical set of beliefs. In a two-part model, pro-environmental…

Behavioural Responses to Climate Change: Asymmetry of Intentions and Impacts

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Whitmarsh, L. (2009, March). Behavioural responses to climate change: Asymmetry of intentions and impacts. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29(1), 13-23.
In seeking to determine whether climate change mitigation strategies are effective, researchers and policy-makers typically use energy consumption as an indicator. UK government d…

A Knowledge-Based Intervention for Promoting Carpooling

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Kearney, A. R., & De Young, R. (1995). A knowledge-based intervention for promoting carpooling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 5, 650-678.
Investigated the impact of a story-based intervention on employees' knowledge and attitudes about, and stated willingness to adopt carpooling. A total of 645 employees at 5 sites …

Evaluating a Television Campaign to Promote Petrol Conservation

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Syme, G. J., Seligman, C., Kantola, S. J., & MacPherson, D. K. (1987). Evaluating a television campaign to promote petrol conservation. Environment and Behavior, 19, 4, 444-461.
Conducted intensive 4-wk campaigns using a 30-sec TV commercial in 2 Australian cities; a 3rd city served as a control. Approximately 400 respondents (aged 18+ yrs) selected rando…

Life Paths into Effective Environmental Action

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Chawla, Louise. (1999). Life paths into effective environmental action. . Journal of Environmental Education, 31, 1, 15-26.
Explored US and Norwegian environmentalists' self-awareness of the experiences that have led them to a sense of connection to the environment and dedication to protect it. Str…

Psychological resistance against attempts to reduce private car use

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Tertoolen G., van Kreveld D. & Verstraten B. (1998). Psychological resistance against attempts to reduce private car use. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 32 (3), 171-181.
The aim of the research was to investigate the effects of information, feedback and commitment on car use and attitudes related to car use. In a field experiment (N = 350) users o…

Modification of Driving Behavior in a Large Transport Organization: A Field Experiment

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Siero, S., Boon, M., Kok, G., & Siero, F. Modification of driving behavior in a large transport organization: A field experiment. Vol. 74. 1989. 417-423.
To change the driving behavior of mail-van drivers so as to encourage energy saving, a program was developed and implemented in the Netherlands Postal and Telecommunications Servi…

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