Preferences for Landscape Choice in a Southwestern Desert City

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Yabiku, S., Casagrande, D., & Farley-Metzger, E. (2008, May). Preferences for landscape choice in a Southwestern desert city. Environment and Behavior, 40(3), 382-400.
Through outdoor water consumption, residential landscaping behavior affects public policy and the environment in the American Southwest. We propose a decision framework based on c…

Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation

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Dickerson CA, Thibodeau, R., Aronson, E., Miller, D. (1992). Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 22 (11), 841854.
In a field experiment on water conservation, we aroused dissonance in patrons of the campus recreation facility by making them feel hypocritical about their showering habits. Usin…

Environmental Beliefs and Endorsement of Sustainable Development Principles in Water Conservation: Toward a New Human Interdependence Paradigm Scale

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Corral-Verdugo, V., Carrus, G., Bonnes, M., Moser, G., & Sinha, J. (2008). Environmental beliefs and endorsement of sustainable development principles in water conservation: Toward a New Human Interdependence Paradigm scale. Environment and Behavior, 40(5), 703-725.
It is thought that a dichotomy exists between two apparently contradictory belief systems: the so-called "Human Exception Paradigm" (HEP)--an anthropocentric belief system--and th…

Acculturation and Ecological Worldview among Latino Americans

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Schultz, P., Unipan, J., & Gamba, R. (2000, December 1). Acculturation and Ecological Worldview among Latino Americans. Journal of Environmental Education, 31(2), 22-27.
Examines environmental attitudes among foreign-born Latin Americans and differences in these attitudes associated with acculturation.

Attitudes and Inaction: A Case Study of the Manifest Demographics of Urban Water Conservation

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de-Oliver, M. (1999). Attitudes and inaction: A case study of the manifest demographics of urban water conservation. Environment and Behavior, 31, 3, 372-394.
The public's disposition with respect to conservation is predominantly ascertained by surveys. Rarely are these attitudes contrasted directly against manifested behavior from an i…

Looking for Research on Watering Restrictions

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Beth Putnam Brooksville December 21, 2005 03:32 PM
I'm looking for research on the following: the effect landscape watering restrictions have on watering habits; the level of compliance with watering restrictions; to what extent t…

Use of Newsletters to Promote Environmental Political Action: An Experimental Analysis

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Schroeder, S., Hovell, M., Kolody, B., & Elder, J. (2004). Use of newsletters to promote environmental political action: An experimental analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37(3), 427-429.
The managers of beach businesses were randomly assigned to receive no intervention or two newsletters per week for 6 weeks that presented economic consequences of damage to coasta…

Cookie Extracts in Wastewater

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Allegra Abramo Seattle February 03, 2007 06:45 AM
I couldn't resist forwarding this. It's a humorous take on a serious issue. (I have not attempted to verify that this is a legitimate source. Here is the link to the article: …

Michigan Citizens' Knowledge and Perceptions about Groundwater

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Suvedi, M., Krueger, D., Shrestha, A. & Bettinghouse, D. (2000). Michigan citizens' knowledge and perceptions about groundwater. Journal of Environmental Education, 31, 2, 16-21.
Knowledge and perceptions of Michigan residents about groundwater were assessed so that a comprehensive educational program could be developed and baseline information established…

How Cape Town used Behavioural Science to overcome its Water Crisis

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Julie Cook Kitchener October 19, 2020 07:33 PM
Hi everyone, I've come across an interesting article from the Behavioral Scientist about Cape Town, South Africa using behavioural science to overcome its water crisis. The city …

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