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Changing conservation behaviors

Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff, and Martha C. Monroe

in Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567714
eISBN:
9780191718311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567714.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The road to behavior change is paved with many theories. The disciplines of education, sociology, and psychology provide frameworks and models that can be used to influence people's ... More


System Justification and the Disruption of Environmental Goal-Setting: A Self-Regulatory Perspective

Irina Feygina, Rachel E. Goldsmith, and John T. Jost

in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391381
eISBN:
9780199776894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology

Global warming and environmental destruction pose formidable social dilemmas. Although the contribution of each person to the problem through consumption, utilization, and waste is nearly invisible, ... More


Navigating Environmental Attitudes

Thomas A. Heberlein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199773329
eISBN:
9780199979639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773329.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

The environment, and how humans affect it, is more of a concern now than ever. We are constantly told that halting climate change requires raising awareness, changing attitudes, and finally altering ... More


Attitudes, Rivers, and Environmental Fixes

Thomas A. Heberlein

in Navigating Environmental Attitudes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199773329
eISBN:
9780199979639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773329.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter presents the idea of three fixes for environmental problems and shows how attitudes are fundamental to each. Attitudes are most important for the cognitive fix that requires information ... More


The Nature of Employees’ Pro-Environmental Behaviors

Olivier Boiral, Pascal Paillé, and Nicolas Raineri

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Employee’s pro-environmental behaviors have long been studied in the environmental management literature; however, this has not been done in a systematic manner. Attempts to provide a suitable ... More


Individual Determinants of Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors

Siu Hing Lo

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter first defines workplace pro-environmental behaviors and provides a “taxonomy” of these behaviors. It then reviews studies of individual determinants of workplace pro-environmental ... More


Beyond Multinationals: The Environmental Behavior of Foreign Firms in China

in Foreign Firms, Investment, and Environmental Regulation in the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771535
eISBN:
9780804775144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771535.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the environmental behavior of foreign firms in China based on the results of a survey conducted in Jiangsu Province during the fall of 2005. It argues that foreign-invested ... More


Children and Nature: Following the Trail to Environmental Attitudes and Behavior

Nancy M. Wells and Kristi S. Lekies

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the connection between children and nature and how this connection relates to citizen science outcomes. It reviews the literature to find evidence concerning the short-term ... More


Diary Methods and Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors

Megan J. Bissing-Olson, Kelly S. Fielding, and Aarti Iyer

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents an overview of how diary methods can be applied to the study of within-person (or intra-individual) variation in workplace pro-environmental behaviors. First, different types of ... More


The Role of Leadership in Promoting Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors

Jennifer L. Robertson and Julian Barling

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Corporations are beginning to mitigate their contributions to environgmental degredation by implementing various environmental initiatives. The success of these initiatives, however, largely rests on ... More


Theoretical Basis for Organizational Pro-Environmental Research

Angela M. Ruepert, Linda Steg, and Kees Keizer

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides a theoretical framework to explain workplace pro-environmental behavior (WPEB). It first discusses psychological factors that have proved to be successful in predicting private ... More


Attitudes and Norms

Elizabeth R. DeSombre

in Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190636272
eISBN:
9780190636302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636272.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics, American Politics

Many people care about the environment and are in favor of protecting it, but these concerns are imperfect determinants of behavior. There are good reasons for this “value-action gap”: incentives are ... More


Environmental Locus of Control

Mark Cleveland and Maria Kalamas

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Employees and managers are faced with the tensions ensuing between environmentally-appropriate versus economically suitable behaviors. An ecologically concerned person might see little benefit in ... More


Information

Elizabeth R. DeSombre

in Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190636272
eISBN:
9780190636302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636272.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics, American Politics

When doing the right environmental thing makes what you are trying to accomplish more costly or more difficult, information alone is insufficient to prioritize environmental benefit. In some cases ... More


The Psychology of Green Organizations

Jennifer L. Robertson and Julian Barling (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

As we move further into the twenty-first century, the global challenges and consequences posed by climate change are becoming increasingly apparent. Although organizations are considered significant ... More


Greening Foreign Investment: China's Legal Framework

in Foreign Firms, Investment, and Environmental Regulation in the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771535
eISBN:
9780804775144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771535.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the legal and regulatory framework that polices the environmental protection aspects of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China. It describes how the legal regime governing ... More


“Green Me Up, Scotty”: Psychological Influence Techniques for Increasing Pro-Environmental Employee Behavior

Kerrie L. Unsworth

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Much research has looked at interventions designed to increase pro-environmental behavior. This chapter uses goal theories to understand why and how these interventions work and to provide an ... More


Making Things Better: A Workbook on Ritual, Cultural Values, and Environmental Behavior

A. David Napier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199969357
eISBN:
9780199346097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969357.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Making Things Better demonstrates how non-Western exchange practices and beliefs can redress the ills of contemporary economic systems in which our relationship to material things ... More


The Relationship between Emotions and Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors

Sally Russell and Elmar Friedrich

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter argues that emotions play a critical role in determining pro-environmental behavior both within and outside the workplace. Using Ashkanasy’s (2003) multi-level model of emotions, it ... More


Green Defaults: Information Presentation and Pro-environmental Behaviour

Daniel Pichert and Konstantinos V. Katsikopoulos

in Heuristics: The Foundations of Adaptive Behavior

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744282
eISBN:
9780199894727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744282.003.0037
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

There is inconsistency in many people's choice of electricity. When asked, they say they prefer a ‘green’ (i.e., environmentally friendly) source for this energy. Yet, although green electricity is ... More


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