Evidence for a data-based environmental policy : induction of a behavior-based decision support system

F.G. Kaiser, C.J.H. Midden, R. Cervinka

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Abstract

To advise policy-makers about possible courses of action in the environmental domain, psychological science should employ a support system that allows for evidence-based decisions with respect to the three generic policy questions: what, where, and how. The key to such a system is a measurement instrument in which environmental motivation becomes tangible in individual actions. In this article, we provide empirical examples of such a decision support system in the environmental domain. It consists of (a) evidence about environmental motivation of persons, (b) evidence about motivation’s spatial distribution, (c) knowledge about the socio-cultural conditions that affect individuals when they translate motivation into action (i.e. structural information) , and (d) a forecast of the environmental impact—the concrete conservation potential of various behaviors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-172
Number of pages22
JournalApplied Psychology
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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