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Household Actions Can Provide a Behavioral Wedge to Rapidly Reduce US Carbon Emissions

Dietz, T., Gardner, G.T., Gilligan, J., Stern, P.C., Vandenbergh, M.P. (2009). Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(44), 18452-18456.
Most climate change policy attention has been addressed to long-term options, such as inducing new, low-carbon energy technologies and creating cap-and-trade regimes for emissions…

Responsibility and Environment: Ecological Norm Orientation and External Factors in the Domain of Travel Mode Choice Behavior

Hunecke, M., Blöbaum, A., Matthies, E., & Höger, R. (2001). Responsibility and environment: Ecological norm orientation and external factors in the domain of travel mode choice behavior. Environment and Behavior, 33(6), 830-852.
In the domain of travel mode choice behavior, the interaction between ecological norm orientation and the external aspects "fare" and "subway station range" was investigated in an…
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Spillover of Environment-Friendly Consumer Behaviour

Thogersen, J., & Ölander, F. (2003). Spillover of environment-friendly consumer behaviour. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(3), 225-236.
Investigated whether environmental-friendly behaviors spread to more and more areas of the consumption pattern in a virtuous circle and whether it is a necessary prerequisite for …

Incentives, Morality, or Habit? Predicting Students' Car Use for University Routes with the Models of Ajzen, Schwartz and Triandis

Bamberg, S., & Schmidt, P. (2003). Incentives, morality, or habit? Predicting students' car use for university routes with the models of Ajzen, Schwartz and Triandis. Environment and Behavior, 35(2), 264-285.
The predictive power of the I. Ajzen, H. C. Triandis, and S. H. Schwartz models are compared in the context of car use for university routes. 254 students (mean age 24.5 yrs) fill…
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Effecting Durable Change: A Team Approach to Improve Environmental Behavior in the Household

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…

Values and their Relationship to Environmental Concern and Conservation Behavior

Schultz, P., Gouveia, V., Cameron, L., Tankha, G., Schmuck, P., & Franëk, M. (2005). Values and their Relationship to Environmental Concern and Conservation Behavior. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 36(4), 457-475.
Recent research has examined the relationship between values and attitudes about environmental issues. Findings from these studies have found values of self-transcendence (positiv…
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Norms for Environmentally Responsible Behaviour: An Extended Taxonomy

Thogersen, J. (2006). Norms for environmentally responsible behaviour: An extended taxonomy. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 26(4), 247-261.
The concept of personal or moral norms is ambiguous with regard to its motivational content. An extension and a refinement of the norm taxonomy are therefore suggested, distinguis…

Applying a Modified Moral Decision Making Model to Change Habitual Car Use: How Can Commitment be Effective?

Matthies, E., Klöckner, C., & Preißner, C. (2006). Applying a Modified Moral Decision Making Model to Change Habitual Car Use: How Can Commitment be Effective?. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 55(1), 91-106.
A theory-driven intervention was carried out to initiate the try-out of a new travel mode behavior (try out taking public transport instead of car) in a sample of habitual car use…

Social Context, Personal Norms and the Use of Public Transportation: Two Field Studies

Bamberg, S., Hunecke, M., & Blöbaum, A. (2007). Social context, personal norms and the use of public transportation: Two field studies. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 27(3), 190-203.
The paper concentrates on the role personal norms play in the decision to use public transportation means instead of the car. An integrative theoretical framework is presented fro…

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…

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