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Waste prevention behaviour and fast and frugal heuristics

Waste prevention behaviour and fast and frugal heuristics
Waste prevention behaviour and fast and frugal heuristics
Waste prevention encompasses both theoretical and applied research. Applied, because a primary goal is to address and ameliorate solid waste impacts and, consequently, environmental degradation. Theoretically, environmental psychology research has yielded some broad conclusions that have important relevance for urban issues, particularly waste generation. They include the idea that behaviour is strongly affected by the intrinsic motivation that follows that behaviour, that people learn not only behaviours but also values and norms from those around them and that people in different environments respond differently to different kinds of messages, policies and interventions. As a result, a relative homogeneity is expected within a context for pro-environmental behaviour, and somewhat larger differences across different contexts (e.g. countries). The effect of specific experiences and environmental knowledge may have an impact on developing individuals’ intrinsic motivation. These arguments are clearly relevant to understanding the interdependence between people’s engagement in waste prevention public policies and their perception of environmental protection.
168-187
Taylor and Francis
Bortoleto, Ana Paula
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Kause, Astrid
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Katsikopoulos, Konstantinos
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Bortoleto, Ana Paula
Bortoleto, Ana Paula
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Kause, Astrid
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Katsikopoulos, Konstantinos
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Bortoleto, Ana Paula

Bortoleto, Ana Paula, Kause, Astrid and Katsikopoulos, Konstantinos (2014) Waste prevention behaviour and fast and frugal heuristics. In, Bortoleto, Ana Paula (ed.) Waste Prevention Policy and Behaviour: New Approaches to Reducing Waste Generation and its Environmental Impacts. 1st ed. London, UK. Taylor and Francis, pp. 168-187. (doi:10.4324/9781315817941).

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Abstract

Waste prevention encompasses both theoretical and applied research. Applied, because a primary goal is to address and ameliorate solid waste impacts and, consequently, environmental degradation. Theoretically, environmental psychology research has yielded some broad conclusions that have important relevance for urban issues, particularly waste generation. They include the idea that behaviour is strongly affected by the intrinsic motivation that follows that behaviour, that people learn not only behaviours but also values and norms from those around them and that people in different environments respond differently to different kinds of messages, policies and interventions. As a result, a relative homogeneity is expected within a context for pro-environmental behaviour, and somewhat larger differences across different contexts (e.g. countries). The effect of specific experiences and environmental knowledge may have an impact on developing individuals’ intrinsic motivation. These arguments are clearly relevant to understanding the interdependence between people’s engagement in waste prevention public policies and their perception of environmental protection.

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Published date: 27 August 2014

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Local EPrints ID: 438636
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/438636
PURE UUID: cdee76ab-455d-4137-b6ae-4eae1b4343ef
ORCID for Konstantinos Katsikopoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9572-1980

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Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 03:55

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Author: Ana Paula Bortoleto
Author: Astrid Kause
Editor: Ana Paula Bortoleto

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