Using Public Service Announcements to Change Behavior: No More Money and Oil Down the Drain

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Nolan, J., Schultz, P., & Knowles, E. (2009). Using public service announcements to change behavior: No more money and oil down the drain. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(5), 1035-1056.
Radio and television offer promising media for addressing large-scale social problems. Unfortunately, very few mass-media messages have utilized social psychological theories of p…

Understanding Preferences for Recycling Electronic Waste in California: The Influence of Environmental Attitudes and Beliefs on Willingness to Pay

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Nixon, H., Saphores, J., Ogunseitan, O., & Shapiro, A. (2009). Understanding preferences for recycling electronic waste in California: The influence of environmental attitudes and beliefs on willingness to pay. Environment and Behavior, 41(1), 101-124.
Increasing stockpiles of electronic waste (e-waste) combined with low recycling rates are threatening human and environmental health because of the hazardous materials in electron…

Packaging and Proenvironmental Consumption Behavior: Investigating Purchase and Disposal Decisions for Beverages

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van Birgelen, M., Semeijn, J., & Keicher, M. (2009). Packaging and proenvironmental consumption behavior: Investigating purchase and disposal decisions for beverages. Environment and Behavior, 41(1), 125-146.
Understanding proenvironmental consumption behavior may enable companies to establish reputational and competitive advantages. This study generates new insights by analyzing consu…

A Cross-Country Exploration of Environmental Attitudes

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Sarigöllü, E. (2009). A cross-country exploration of environmental attitudes. Environment and Behavior, 41(3), 365-386.
This research investigates the effect of cultural, sociodemographic, and contextual characteristics in shaping environmental attitudes in a cross-country context. In addition, dim…

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…

Implementing a Community-Based Social Marketing Program to Increase Recycling

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Haldeman, T. & Turner, J. (2009). Implementing a community-based social marketing program to increase recycling. Social Marketing Quarterly, 15(3), 114-127.
This article examines the effectiveness of implementing a community-based social marketing program to increase recycling. Researchers went door-to-door in a 200-home community dis…

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 …

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