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The roles of attitudes, beliefs and risk perception as determinants of sustainable behavior: A framework for Government action and further research

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This paper examines some of the psychological factors which may be relevant to people adopting more positive attitudes and behaviors in relation to sustainability. It is based on two premises: [i] that sustainability is not understood, is thought of as more complex and is not perceived in the same way as recycling or energy-efficiency and [ii] that attitudes, beliefs, knowledge and behavior in relation to sustainability are not consistent. It also proposes some lessons for implementation of more sustainable activities by consumers, manufacturers and designers and areas for future research. © 2006 Taylor & Francis Group.

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Author(s): Harvey J

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference 2006, ESREL 2006 - Safety and Reliability for Managing Risk

Year of Conference: 2006

Pages: 1299-1306

ISSN: 9780415416207

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 0415416205