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    Psychology's role in the conserving society.

    Oskamp S

    Population and Environment. 1983 Winter; 6(4):255-93.

    Because the earth's natural resources are finite and are growing increasingly more difficult to exploit, energy and resource conversation will soon become essential to our way of life. Psychologists and other social scientists can help in that transition, and recently they have begun to do relevant research in several areas; environmental pollution, recycling and solid wastes, reducing litter, and energy usage and conservation. Research approaches that have been used include studies of environmental and energy attitudes, behavioral research, social interaction studies, community conservation programs, and largescale consumer research. More work is especially needed on the topics of transportation energy use, industrial and commercial energy conservation, and community action campaigns. Research efforts should increasingly utilize measures of actual behavior and actual energy usage, longterm longitudinal approaches, realistic field settings, and cost effective procedures. In addition to doing research, psychologists can contribute to the advent of societal conservation through program evaluation studies, proposals for innovation, dissemination of validated scientific knowledge, and the offering of policy advice. (author's modified)
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