The Dragons of Inaction


Financial investments:

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Knox, R. E., & Inkster, J. A. (1968). Postdecision dissonance at post time. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 8, 319–323. doi: 10.1037/h0025528

Reser, J. (1980). Automobile addiction: Real or imagined? Man–Environment Systems, 10, 279–287.

Behavioural momentum:

Fujii, S., & Ga¨rling, T. (2003). Development of script-based travel mode choice after forced change. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behavior, 6, 117–124. doi:10.1016/S1369-8478(03) 00019-6

Hobson, K. (2003). Thinking habits into action: The role of knowledge and process in questioning household consumption practices. Local Environment, 8(1), 95–112. doi:10.1080/135498303200041359

Maio, G. R., Verplanken, B., Manstead, A. S. R., Stroebe, W., Abraham, C., Sheeran, P., & Conner, M. (2007). Social psychological factors in lifestyle change and their relevance to social policy. Social Issues and Policy Review, 1, 99–137. doi:10.1111/j.1751-2409.2007.00005.x

Conflicting values, goals, and aspirations:

Lindenberg, S., & Steg, L. (2007). Normative, gain and hedonic goal frames guiding environmental behavior. Journal of Social Issues, 63(1), 117–137. doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.2007.00499.x

Warming to the topic. (2009, May). Natural Hazards Observer, 23(5), 4. Retrieved from may_observerweb.pdf

Leiserowitz, A. A., Kates, R. W., & Parris, T. M. (2005, November). Do global attitudes and behaviors support sustainable development? Environment, pp. 22–38.

Lack of place attachments:

Clayton, S. (2003). Environmental identity: A conceptual and an operational definition. In S. Clayton & S. Opotow (Eds.), Identity and the natural environment: The psychological significance of nature (pp. 45–65). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Gifford, R., Scannell, L., Kormos, C., Smolova, L., Biel, A., Boncu, S., . . . Uzzell, D. (2009). Temporal pessimism and spatial optimism in environmental assessments: An 18-nation study. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29, 1–12. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2008.06.001

Vorkinn, M., & Riese, H. (2001). Environmental concern in a local context: The significance of place attachment. Environment and Behavior, 33, 249–263. doi:10.1177/00139160121972972