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

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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…

Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation

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Kennedy, A. (2010). Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation. Sustainability, 2(4), 1138-1160
This article explores how environmental regulation may be improved through the use of community-based social marketing techniques. While regulation is an important tool of sustain…

Successfully Changing Individual Travel Behavior: Applying Community-Based Social Marketing to Travel Choice

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Cooper, C. (2007). Successfully changing individual travel behavior: Applying community-based social marketing to travel choice. Transportation Research Record, (2021), pp. 88-99.
This paper demonstrates that community-based social marketing techniques can be successfully used to affect people's transportation awareness and behavior, as deployed in Washingt…

A Community-Wide Intervention to Improve Pedestrian Safety: Guidelines for Institutionalizing Large-Scale Behavior Change

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Boyce, T. E., & Geller, E. S. (2000). A community-wide intervention to improve pedestrian safety: Guidelines for institutionalizing large-scale behavior change. Environment and Behavior, 32(4), 502520.
An A-B-A reversal design with a long-term follow-up evaluated a community-wide commitment and incentive program to improve pedestrian safety. The campaign encouraged residents …

The Effects of Non-Contingent Free Bus Tickets and Personal Commitment on Urban Bus Ridership

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Bachman, W. , & Katzev, R. (1982). The effects of non-contingent free bus tickets and personal commitment on urban bus ridership. Transportation Research, 16A, 2, 103-108.
To compare the effects of free rides and commitment to a performance goal on increasing bus ridership in an urban setting, 83 non-bus riding automobile drivers were exposed to one…

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…

Can Commitment Change Behavior? A Case Study of Environmental Actions

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Katzev, R. & Wang, T. Can commitment change behavior? A case study of environmental actions. Vol. 9. 1994. 13-26.
Conducted a critical evaluation of both laboratory and field studies that have employed commitment procedures to change behavior. An analysis of the methodological and historical …

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Promoting Public Transit in Urban Areas with Incentives and Commitment

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Bachman, W. , & Katzev, R. (1982). The effects of non-contingent free bus tickets and personal commitment on urban bus ridership. Transportation Research, 16A, 2, 103-108.
All three treatment conditions were successful in increasing bus ridership. Furthermore, these results were maintained during both follow up measurements. In contrast, there wa…

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