Dog Poop Citizen Science Examples?

Liz Foote Maui May 21, 2020 10:56 PM
Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew of any examples of citizen science programs focused on pet waste. I asked on Twitter and did a bit of a search but didn't turn up much.…
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It is well known that people conform to normative information about other people’s current attitudes and behaviors. Do they also conform to dynamic norms—information about how oth…
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Utilizing a Social-Ecological Framework to Promote Water and Energy Conservation: A Field Experiment

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Using Normative Social Influence to Promote Conservation Among Hotel Guests

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Using Theory to Understand Public Support for Collective Actions that Impact the Environment: Alleviating Water Supply Problems in a Nonarid Biome

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Explaining Proenvironmental Intention and Behavior by Personal Norms and the Theory of Planned Behavior

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Invoking Social Norms: A Social Psychology Perspective on Improving Hotels Linen-reuse Programs

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Social psychology theory can be applied to such mundane purposes as encouraging guests to reuse their washroom towels. In contrast to the appeals now in use to persuade guests to …

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