American Journal of Community Psychology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 81–93 | Cite as

Public commitment and energy conservation

  • Glenn Shippee
  • W. Larry Gregory


Social Psychology Health Psychology Energy Conservation Public Commitment 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenn Shippee
    • 1
  • W. Larry Gregory
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Missouri—Kansas CityKansas City
  2. 2.New Mexico State UniversityUSA

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