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Encouraging ecological behaviour through induced hypocrisy and inconsistency: A commentary
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): April L. McGrath A recent study established a connection between the experience of cognitive dissonance and participation in an ecological behaviour (Priolo et al., 2016), and indeed there is a record of empirical investigations examining cognitive dissonance as a behaviour change tool in an environmental context. Importantly, the practical implications regarding the use of dissonance as a behaviour change tool are overstated given the experimental procedure used in the study. Specifically...
Feel good, stay green: Positive affect promotes pro-environmental behaviors and mitigates compensatory “mental bookkeeping” effects
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): Gilles Chatelain, Stefanie Lena Hille, David Sander, Martin Patel, Ulf Joachim Jonas Hahnel, Tobias Brosch To counteract climate change people should adopt lifestyles consisting of numerous pro-environmental actions, across different domains, sustained over long time periods. Thus, it is important to understand how initial pro-environmental behaviors can impact the likelihood of subsequent behaviors. We tested the hypothesis that people use mental bookkeeping of past behaviors...
Demographic and community-level predictors of recycling behavior: A statewide, assessment
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): Jason D. Seacat, Nicholas Boileau Municipal solid waste (MSW) generation significantly outpaces growth in municipal recycling and this trend has substantial environmental, health and economic consequences. Several community and sociodemographic factors have been proposed to affect municipal recycling rates. Using a telephone and Internet-based assessment, we examined community-level recycling policies, practices and resources in 245 Massachusetts municipalities. We sought to determine...
The impact of moving entities on wayfinding performance
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): Yingying Yang, Edward C. Merrill, Trent Robinson, Qi Wang Wayfinding requires monitoring movements in the environment, in addition to identifying stable landmarks. The current study investigated how moving entities impact wayfinding. Experiment 1 evaluated the effects of moving entities that were presented during the acquisition but not during retrieval. Experiment 2 examined the effect of presenting moving entities during retrieval that were not presented during initial learning...
Does the type of presentation medium impact assessments of the built environment? An examination of environmental usability ratings across three modes of presentation
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): Claudia Ziegler Acemyan, Philip Kortum A literature review confirms that evaluations of and responses to an environment are similar whether the presentation medium is the physical environment; a photograph of it; or a dynamic, virtual reality simulation. However, studies have not been conducted to determine if photorealistic renderings would receive similar assessments as a physical space or photograph. Accordingly, this work aimed to determine if prospective environmental usability...
Residential satisfaction in low-density Australian suburbs: The impact of social and physical context on neighbourhood contentment
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): Zainab Ibrahim Abass, Richard Tucker This paper asks whether physical built environment characteristics or social factors have the greatest impacts on residents’ satisfaction with low-density suburban neighbourhoods. Quantitative analyses of a survey of 247 residents living in three Australian suburbs was conducted to measure residential satisfaction. While the majority of research focuses only on one of three dimensions of residential satisfaction – satisfaction with dwelling or...
The Pro-Environmental Behavior Task: A laboratory measure of actual pro-environmental behavior
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): Florian Lange, Alexander Steinke, Siegfried Dewitte To address the limitations of self-report measures, we developed the Pro-Environmental Behavior Task (PEBT) as a computerized paradigm for the assessment of actual pro-environmental behavior under controlled laboratory conditions. On each PEBT trial, participants can either choose the faster car option, which causes a series of lights to be illuminated, or they can save the associated energy by choosing the bicycle option at the expense...
Believing in climate change, but not behaving sustainably: Evidence from a one-year longitudinal study
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): Michael P. Hall, Neil A. Lewis, Phoebe C. Ellsworth We conducted a one-year longitudinal study in which 600 American adults regularly reported their climate change beliefs, pro-environmental behavior, and other climate-change related measures. Using latent class analyses, we uncovered three clusters of Americans with distinct climate belief trajectories: (1) the “Skeptical,” who believed least in climate change; (2) the “Cautiously Worried,” who had moderate beliefs in climate...
Benefits of quiet workspaces in open-plan offices – Evidence from two office relocations
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): Annu Haapakangas, Valtteri Hongisto, Johanna Varjo, Marjaana Lahtinen The problems of open-plan offices are widely known. However, the factors explaining these effects have received less attention. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of office distractions in the emergence of other problems, and to examine the benefits of quiet workspaces in open-plan offices. Two organizations moved from private offices to open-plan offices that differed in the number and variety of...
Unbounded place meanings and embodied place identities for conservation volunteers in Scottsdale, Arizona
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): Ryan M. Bleam Following Williams' (2014) call for a more thoughtful approach to the study of place meaning, the present study employs a phenomenological research paradigm to elicit deeply personal meanings formed through conservation volunteerism. A photovoice protocol (n = 18) and life history interviews (n = 53) explore meaningful places for volunteer “stewards” in Scottsdale, Arizona's McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Inductive thematic text analysis reveals how these volunteers...
Prevalence of environmental annoyance in a Swedish and Finnish general population: Impact of everyday exposures on affect and behavior
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): Steven Nordin, Kirsi Karvala, Maj-Helen Nyback, Markku Sainio We identified optimal cutoff scores for three questionnaire instruments that quantify environmental annoyance (affective reactions and behavioral disruptions) attributed to everyday environmental exposures of chemicals, electromagnetic fields and sounds, and applied these cutoff scores to estimate the prevalence of such reactions in two general populations. Data were used from 4941 participants from Swedish and Finnish...
Acute effects of outdoor and indoor exercise on feelings of energy and fatigue in people with depressive symptoms
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 56 Author(s): Fabien D. Legrand, Maximillian Race, Matthew P. Herring Objective People with depressive symptoms often report low energy and fatigue. Though acute and chronic exercise can improve energy and fatigue, less is known about how the environment influences exercise response. This study quantified the effects of exercise completed outdoors and indoors on feelings of energy and fatigue among adults with depressive symptoms. Method 18 young adults with depressive symptoms completed three...
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01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 55
It's what you do and where you do it: Perceived similarity in household water saving behaviours
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 55 Author(s): Sarah Kneebone, Kelly Fielding, Liam Smith In the face of continued environmental degradation, policy makers need to accelerate public uptake of pro-environmental behaviours. Promoting behaviours which catalyse the adoption of other similar behaviours through the spillover effect has been proposed as a potential solution. This requires understanding which behaviours are seen as similar and what criteria are used to identify behavioural similarity. We used a sorting procedure with 32...
Learned helplessness moderates the relationship between environmental concern and behavior
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 55 Author(s): Nicholas Landry, Robert Gifford, Taciano L. Milfont, Andrew Weeks, Steven Arnocky Many concerned individuals refrain from meaningful pro-environmental actions. We examined whether self-reported levels of trait learned helplessness moderates this concern–behavior relation. Results confirmed that learned helplessness moderated links between environmental concern and both self-reported and in-vivo measures of pro-environmental behavior, such that concern most strongly predicted...
Psychological theories of car use: An integrative review and conceptual framework
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 55 Author(s): Samuel Chng, Charles Abraham, Mathew P. White, Christin Hoffmann, Stephen Skippon Personal car use is increasing globally and is an important contributor to poor air quality and global greenhouse gas emissions. Although individuals have little direct control over some emission sources (e.g. heavy industry), they can modify their car use thereby reducing their own contribution. There have been many attempts to understand the psychology of personal car use and identify ways in which...
Averaging bias in environmental impact estimates: Evidence from the negative footprint illusion
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 55 Author(s): Mattias Holmgren, Hanna Andersson, Patrik Sörqvist In this paper we argue that unsustainable behaviors often stem from a common averaging bias when people estimate the environmental impact of a set of environmentally friendly and less friendly objects or actions. In Experiment 1, we show that people believe that the total carbon footprint of a category of items (a community of buildings in this case) is lower, rather than higher, when environmentally friendly (“green” buildings...
Environmental motivations for energy use in PV households: Proposal of a modified norm activation model for the specific context of PV households
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 55 Author(s): Inga Wittenberg, Anke Blöbaum, Ellen Matthies The diffusion of renewable energy progressed, but reductions in energy consumption remain important. Beyond technology and economic factors, environmental motivations seem important for associating renewables with energy savings. Based on the modified norm activation model (mNAM), we investigated how environmental motivations, other psychological, technological and monetary aspects influence the self-reported energy-saving behavior of PV...
How do we know we are measuring environmental attitude? Specific objectivity as the formal validation criterion for measures of latent attributes
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 55 Author(s): Florian G. Kaiser, Martin Merten, Eunike Wetzel In this article, our aim is to introduce the formal validation criterion of specific objectivity to environmental psychologists. Using a convenience sample of 787 respondents, we constructed a set of attitude measures. We found that all five scales represented one attribute. As expected from the Campbell Paradigm, individual attitude can be inferred from verbal acts, such as expressions of appreciation, normative expectations, intentions...
Does reduced psychological distance increase climate engagement? On the limits of localizing climate change
01. Februar 2018
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 55 Author(s): Jonathon P. Schuldt, Laura N. Rickard, Z. Janet Yang It is commonly suggested that reducing the psychological distance of climate change will increase public engagement. However, extant studies are limited by their correlational design, or by depicting impacts that vary in distance but also in kind or severity. We conducted two experiments designed to vary distance only, holding impacts constant. U.S. participants completed a visual-spatial task that portrayed the Maldives—a remote...

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