Cognitive Consequences of Legislating Postpurchase Behavior: Growing up with the Bottle Bill

Kahle, L. R., & Beatty, S. E. Cognitive consequences of legislating postpurchase behavior: Growing up with the bottle bill. Vol. 17. 1987. 828-843.
Examined the variables of (1) attitudes toward returning bottles, (2) intentions, (3) behaviors, (4) subjective norms, and (5) habits as they function within the cognitive context…

The Comparative Effectiveness of Reward and Commitment Approaches in Motivating Community Recycling

Katzev, R. D. & Pardini, A. U. The comparative effectiveness of reward and commitment approaches in motivating community recycling. Vol. 17. 1987-1988. 93-113.

Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction

McKenzie-Mohr, D. & Oskamp, S. (1995). Psychology and Sustainability: An Introduction. Journal of Social Issues, 51, 4, 1-14.
A special issue on psychology and the promotion of a sustainable future. Topics discussed include sustainability as a social vision; education, the media, and tax refor…

The Cost of Reducing Municipal Solid Waste

Palmer, Karen L; Sigman, Hilary; Walls, Margaret (1997). The cost of reducing municipal solid waste. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management , 33, 128-150.
The writers examine three price-based policies for solid waste reduction, namely, deposit/refunds, advance disposal fees, and recycling subsidies. They parameterize …

An Investigation of Strategies, Incentives, and Operational Characteristics of Recycling Programs

Kim, S. M. (1995). An investigation of strategies, incentives, and operational characteristics of recycling programs. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 56, 4-B,
How can municipalities maximize and sustain citizen participation in solid waste recycling programs? Based on survey responses from 71 recycling coordinators, this research provid…

The A, B, C of Litter Control

Keenan, M. (1996). The A, B, C of litter control. Irish Journal of Psychology, 17, 4, 327-339.
Examines general issues regarding the nature of behavioral psychology, and concepts of applied behavioral analysis. It is argued that behavior analysis can play a pivotal role in …

Prompting Anti-Litter Behaviors

Geller, E. S. (1973). Prompting anti-litter behaviors. Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, 907-908.
Gave a handbill to Ss entering a grocery store and 2 movie theaters. The handbills either did or did not contain a general or specific antilitter statement. Paper cups of lemonade…

Reinforcement and Rate of Litter Depositing

Kohlenberg, R. & Phillips, T. (1973). Reinforcement and rate of litter depositing. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 6, 3, 391-396.
Investigated the effects of reinforcement on the frequency of litter deposits in a single experimental trash receptacle in a high-use, urban zoo. 4 2-wk periods of alternating con…

Anti-Litter Procedures in an Urban High-Density Area

Chapman, C. & Risley, T. R. (1974). Anti-litter procedures in an urban high-density area. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 7, 3, 377-383.
Notes that in urban high-density areas, litter has become an increasingly obvious and pervasive problem. In the present study, repeated measures of the amount of litter on randoml…

McDonald's Litter Hunt: A Community Litter Control System for Youth

McNees, M. P. (1979). McDonald's litter hunt: A community litter control system for youth. Environment and Behavior, 11, 1, 131-138.
Describes a program that integrates existing community resources into a cost-efficient system controlling community litter. Adhesive stickers were randomly placed on existing litt…

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