Emotions, Habits and Rational Choices in Ecological Behaviours: The Case of Recycling and Use of Public Transportation

Carrus, G., Passafaro, P., & Bonnes, M. (2008, March). Emotions, habits and rational choices in ecological behaviours: The case of recycling and use of public transportation. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 28(1), 51-62.
Two field studies examined the role of attitudes, subjective norms, perceived control, anticipated emotions, past behaviour and desire in the prediction of pro-environmental behav…

Social Norms and Cooperation in Real-life Social Dilemmas

Thogersen, J. (2008). Social norms and cooperation in real-life social dilemmas. Journal of Economic Psychology, 29(4), 458-472.
The hypothesis, that injunctive and descriptive norms interact positively or synergistically to promote cooperation in social dilemmas, is tested in the context of a survey study …

Travel Mode Choice of Women: The Result of Limitation, Ecological Norm, or Weak Habit?

Matthies, E., Kuhn, S., & Klöckner, C. (2002). Travel mode choice of women: The result of limitation, ecological norm, or weak habit?. Environment and Behavior, 34(2), 163-177. doi:10.1177/0013916502034002001.
Examines a model of travel mode choice that is able to explain gender differences in the willingness to reduce car use. By means of a survey among 187 inhabitants (101 males and 8…

Understanding Air Force Members' Intentions to Participate in Pro-environmental Behaviors: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior

Laudenslager, M., Holt, D., & Lofgren, S. (2004). Understanding air force members' intentions to participate in pro-environmental behaviors: An application of the theory of planned behavior. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 98(3,Pt2), 1162-1170. doi:10.2466/PMS.98.4.1162-1170.
At a single installation, a cross section of 307 active duty Air Force members completed questionnaires to assess whether the theory of planned behavior was useful in explaining t…

How Habits Interfere with Norm-Directed Behaviour: A Normative Decision-Making Model for Travel Mode Choice

Klöckner, C., & Matthies, E. (2004). How habits interfere with norm-directed behaviour: A normative decision-making model for travel mode choice. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24(3), 319-327. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2004.08.004.
This paper deals with the question how habits can be integrated into a model of normative decision-making based on the work of Schwartz and Howard (1981). A field study was conduc…

Structural Modeling of Car Use on the Way to the University in Different Settings: Interplay of Norms, Habits, Situational Restraints, and Perceived Behavioral Control

Klöckner, C., & Matthies, E. (2009). Structural modeling of car use on the way to the university in different settings: Interplay of norms, habits, situational restraints, and perceived behavioral control. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(8), 1807-1834. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00505.x.
This manuscript presents the results of the application of an extended norm activation model to the explanation of car use on the way to the university with a sample of 430 studen…

Determinants of Active Commuting

Kayser, B. (2008). Determinants of active commuting. Preventive Medicine: An International Journal Devoted to Practice and Theory, 46(1), doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.08.016.
Comments on an article by Bringolf-Isler et al. (see record 2008-01000-014). The paper report on factors associated with active commuting to school in more than 1000 children aged…

Extending the Theory of Planned Behavior: Predicting the Use of Public Transportation

Heath, Y., & Gifford, R. (2002). Extending the theory of planned behavior: Predicting the use of public transportation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32(10), 2154-2185. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2002.tb02068.x.
An expanded version of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) was used to predict and explain public transportation use. A pre-post design was used to examine changes in 175 univers…

Car Use of Young Adults: The Role of Travel Socialization

Haustein, S., Klöckner, C., & Blöbaum, A. (2009). Car use of young adults: The role of travel socialization. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 12(2), 168-178. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2008.10.003.
This study evaluates how different aspects of travel socialization during childhood and adolescence contribute to the explanation of travel mode choice in young adulthood. In an o…

Explaining Proenvironmental Intention and Behavior by Personal Norms and the Theory of Planned Behavior

Harland, P., Staats, H. & Wilke-Henk, A. M. (1999). Explaining proenvironmental intention and behavior by personal norms and the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29, 12, 2505-2528.
The value of personal norms (S. H. Schwartz, 1977) for proenvironmental behavior has been demonstrated in previous studies (J. Vining and A. Ebreo, 1992), but not in addition to t…

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