Encouraging pro-environmental behaviour: An integrative review and research agenda

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Environmental quality strongly depends on human behaviour patterns. We review the contribution and the potential of environmental psychology for understanding and promoting pro-environmental behaviour A general framework is proposed, comprising: (1) identification of the behaviour to be changed, (2) examination of the main factors underlying this behaviour, (3) design and application of interventions to change behaviour to reduce environmental impact, and (4) evaluation of the effects of interventions. We discuss how environmental psychologists empirically studied these four topics, identify apparent shortcomings so far, and indicate major issues for future research. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)309-317
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftJournal of Environmental Psychology
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - sep.-2009

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