Using Normative Social Influence to Promote Conservation Among Hotel Guests

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Schultz, P. W., Khazian, A., Zaleski, A. (2008). Using normative social influence to promote conservation among hotel guests. Social Influence, 3(1), 4-23.
Three field experiments are reported on the ability of printed normative messages to influence conservation behavior among hotel guests. While prior research has shown that social…

Environmental Behaviour in Chicago Automotive Repair Micro-Enterprises (MEPs)

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Mir, D. (2008). Environmental behaviour in Chicago automotive repair micro-enterprises (MEPs). Business Strategy and the Environment, 17(3), 194-207.
This study analyzes the relationship between internal and external factors that influence environmental behaviour in traditional service micro-enterprises, focusing on Chicago mot…

Conspicuous Conservation: Pro-environmental Consumption and Status Competition

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Griskevicius, V. (2008). Conspicuous conservation: Pro-environmental consumption and status competition. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 69(2-B), 1378.
How can we motivate people to go green by switching to environmentally friendly behaviors? Traditional approaches suggest providing people with information (about the plight of th…

Changing Homeowners' Use of Toxic Household Products: A Transactional Approach

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Werner, C. (2003). Changing homeowners' use of toxic household products: A transactional approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(1), 33-45
The present article examines how a multilevel persuasion program might induce environmental attitude and behavior change. An education and behavior change program was developed to…

Social Influence in the Theory of Planned Behaviour: The Role of Descriptive, Injunctive, and In-Group Norms

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White, K., Smith, J., Terry, D., Greenslade, J., & McKimmie, B. (2009). Social influence in the theory of planned behaviour: The role of descriptive, injunctive, and in-group norms. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48(1), 135-158. doi:10.1348/014466608X295207.
The present research investigated three approaches to the role of norms in the theory of planned behaviour (TPB). Two studies examined the proposed predictors of intentions to eng…

Developing Strategies for Waste Reduction by Means of Tailored Interventions in Santiago de Cuba

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Tobias, R., Brügger, A., & Mosler, H. (2009). Developing strategies for waste reduction by means of tailored interventions in Santiago de Cuba. Environment and Behavior, 41(6), 836-865. doi:10.1177/0013916509338004.
This article introduces an approach to tailoring behavior-change campaigns to target populations using the example of solid waste reduction in Santiago de Cuba. Tailoring is perfo…

Social Norms and Cooperation in Real-life Social Dilemmas

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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 …

The Motivational Roots of Norms for Environmentally Responsible Behavior

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Thøgersen, J. (2009). The motivational roots of norms for environmentally responsible behavior. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 31(4), 348-362. doi:10.1080/01973530903317144.
How internalized and integrated into the person's cognitive and goal structures are norms guiding environmentally desirable behavior? In two surveys (N=206 and N=200), subjective …

The Theory of Planned Behaviour: Self-Identity, Social Identity and Group Norms

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Terry, D., Hogg, M., & White, K. (1999). The theory of planned behaviour: Self-identity, social identity and group norms. British Journal of Social Psychology, 38(3), 225-244. doi:10.1348/014466699164149.
Examined the role that self-identity plays in the theory of planned behavior and, more specifically (1) examined the combined effects of self-identity and social identity construc…

Promoting Sustainable Consumption: Determinants of Green Purchases by Swiss Consumers

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Tanner, C., & Kast, S. (2003). Promoting Sustainable Consumption: Determinants of Green Purchases by Swiss Consumers. Psychology & Marketing, 20(10), 883-902. doi:10.1002/mar.10101.
Given that overconsumption in industrial countries is a main cause of environmental degradation, a shift toward more sustainable consumption patterns is required. This study attem…

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