Using Prompted Self-Inoculation to Increase Support for Campus Recycling

dc.contributor.advisor Pennington, John Bowers, Brandon
dc.contributor.committeemember Brinthaupt, Thomas
dc.contributor.committeemember Langston, William
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US 2018-06-05T20:04:56Z 2018-06-05T20:04:56Z 2018-03-30
dc.description.abstract The current study examined whether methods grounded in inoculation theory could combat problematic recycling behavior on a college campus. Participants in the experiment were prompted to rebut none, one, or three of the anti-recycling statements emailed to them by the experimenter (who posed as another participant). Results indicated that, overall, participants’ recycling attitudes became more positive over the course of the study, most likely as a result of pro-recycling information provided by the experimenter. Inoculation-specific attitude changes were also observed. Areas for future research on the use of precise inoculation-based manipulations are discussed. M.A.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Email
dc.subject Inoculation
dc.subject Inoculation theory
dc.subject Recycling
dc.subject.umi Experimental psychology
dc.subject.umi Social psychology
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.title Using Prompted Self-Inoculation to Increase Support for Campus Recycling
dc.type Thesis
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