New Environmental Theories: Toward a Coherent Theory of Environmentally Significant Behavior

  title={New Environmental Theories: Toward a Coherent Theory of Environmentally Significant Behavior},
  author={Paul C. Stern},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
  • P. C. Stern
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social Issues
This article develops a conceptual framework for advancing theories of environmentally significant individual behavior and reports on the attempts of the author’s research group and others to develop such a theory. It discusses definitions of environmentally significant behavior; classifies the behaviors and their causes; assesses theories of environmentalism, focusing especially on value-belief-norm theory; evaluates the relationship between environmental concern and behavior; and summarizes… Expand

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