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Persuasive Appliances: Goal Priming and Behavioral Response to Product-Integrated Energy Feedback

  • Teddy McCalley
  • Florian Kaiser
  • Cees Midden
  • Merijn Keser
  • Maarten Teunissen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3962)

Abstract

Previous studies have shown the embedding of feedback dialogue in electronic appliances to be a promising energy conservation tool if the correct goal-feedback match is made. The present study is the first in a series planned to explore contextual effects as moderators of both the goal and the feedback. Tentative results are reported of a study where two different levels of alternative goals (related/unrelated) are primed and compared as to theory predictions of their motivational strength. Results suggest enhanced performance when an action-related goal is primed, however, more participants must be included before final conclusions can be drawn.

Keywords

Feedback Intervention Related Goal Motivational Strength Slide Show Alternative Goal 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teddy McCalley
    • 1
  • Florian Kaiser
    • 1
  • Cees Midden
    • 1
  • Merijn Keser
    • 1
  • Maarten Teunissen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human-TechnologyEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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