Environment (Sustainability)

Basic SDT research topics

Yang, Y.Cai, H.Yang, Z.Zhao, X. (2022) Why does nature enhance psychological well-being? A self-determination account. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 83 ,101872

Gauthier, A. J.Guertin, C., Pelletier, L. G. (2022) Motivated to eat green or your greens? Comparing the role of motivation towards the environment and for eating regulation on ecological eating behaviours – A Self-Determination Theory perspective. Food Quality and Preferences, 99 ,104570

Nguyen, H. V.Thi Thu Le, M.Thanh Do, L. (2022) Intrinsic motivation for reducing single-use plastics: The compensation effects of basic psychological needs. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 185 ,106482

Masson, T.Otto, S. (2021) Explaining the difference between the predictive power of value orientations and self-determined motivation for proenvironmental behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 73 ,101555

Lee, E. S.Maillet, M. A., Grouzet, F. M. (2021) Why do individuals engage with the natural world? A self-determination theory perspective on the effect of nature engagement and well-being. Applied Research in Quality of Life, Advance online publication

Landon, A. C.Woosnam, K. M.Kyle, G. T.Keith, S. J. (2020) Psychological needs satisfaction and attachment to natural landscapes. Environment and Behavior, ,1-23

Mackenzie, S. H., Hodge, K. (2020) Adventure recreation and subjective well-being: a conceptual framework. Leisure Studies, 39(1) ,26-40

Baxter, D., Pelletier, L. G. (2020) The roles of motivation and goals on sustainable behaviour in a resource dilemma: A self-determination theory perspective. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 69 ,101437

Legault, L.Bird, S.Powers, S. E.Sherman, A. (2020) Impact of a motivational intervention and interactive feedback on electricity and water consumption: A smart housing field experiment. Environment and Behavior, 52(6) ,666-692

Hicklenton, C.Hine, D. W.Loi, N. M. (2019) Does green-person-organization fit predict intrinsic need satisfaction and workplace engagement?. Frontiers in Psychology, 10 ,2285

Tagkaloglou, S., Kasser, T. (2018) Increasing collaborative, pro-environmental activism: The roles of Motivational Interviewing, self-determined motivation, and self-efficacy. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 58 ,86-92

Barrable, A., Arvanitis, A. (2018) Flourishing in the forest: looking at Forest School through a self-determination theory lens. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 22(1) ,39-55

Grønhøj, A.Thøgersen, J. (2017) Why young people do things for the environment: The role of parenting for adolescents’ motivation to engage in pro-environmental behaviour. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 54 ,11-19

Marshall, G. R.Hine, D. W.East, M. J. (2017) Can community-based governance strengthen citizenship in support of climate change adaptation? Testing insights from Self-Determination Theory. Environmental Science & Policy, 72 ,1-9

Curren, R.Metzger, E. (2017) Living well now and in the future: Why sustainability matters. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Aitken, N. M., Pelletier, L. G.Baxter, D.E. (2016) Doing the difficult stuff: Influence of self-determined motivation toward the environment on transportation pro-environmental behaviour. Ecopsychology, 8 ,153-162

Lavergne, K., Pelletier, L. G. (2016) Why are attitude-behavior inconsistencies uncomfortable? Using motivational theories to explore individual differences in dissonance arousal and motivation to compensate.. Motivation and Emotion, 40(6) ,842-861

Sherman, A.K.Bird, S.Powers, S.Rowe, A. (2016) Motivational orientation explains the link between political ideology and proenvironmental behavior. Ecopsychology, 8(4) ,239-249

Sweeney, J. C., Webb, D.Mazzarol, T. W.Soutar, G. N. (2014) Self-determination theory and word of mouth about energy-saving behaviors: An online experiment. Psychology and Marketing, 31 ,698-716

Pelletier, L. G.Aitken, N. (2014) In M. Gagné (Ed.), Encouraging Environmental Actions in Employees and in the Working Environment: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective. , The Oxford Handbook of Work Engagement, Motivation, and Self-Determination Theory (pp. 314-334) New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Kochanowski, L.Carr, V. (2014) Nature playscapes as contexts for fostering self-determination. Children, Youth and Environments, 24(2) ,146-167

Webb, D.Soutar, G. N.Mazzarol, T.Saldaris, P. (2013) Self-determination theory and consumer behavioural change: Evidence from a household energy-saving behaviour study. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 35 ,pp. 59-66

Sweeney, J. C.Kresling, J., Webb, D.Soutar, G. N. (2013) Energy saving behaviours: Development of a practice-based model. Energy Policy, 61 ,371-381

Hurst, M.Dittmar, H.Bond, R., Kasser, T. (2013) The relationship between materialistic values and environmental attitudes and behaviors: A meta-analysis. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 36 ,257-269

Kasser, T.Kanner, A. (2013) Psychology and Consumer Culture: The Struggle for a Good Life in a Materialistic World. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association

Sheldon, K. M.Nichols, C. P., Kasser, T. (2011) Americans recommend smaller ecological footprints when reminded of intrinsic American values of self-expression, family, and generosity. Ecopsychology, 3 ,97-104

Pelletier, L. G.Baxter, D.Huta, V. (2011) Personal autonomy and environmental sustainability. In V. Chirkov, R. Ryan, & K. Sheldon (Eds.), Personal autonomy in cultural contexts: Global perspectives on the psychology of agency, freedom, and people’s well-being. (pp. 257-278) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Lekes, N., Joussemet, M.Koestner, R., Taylor, G. (2011) Transmitting intrinsic values from mothers to adolescents: The moderating role of a supportive family environment. Child Development Research,

Lavergne, K. J.Sharp, E. C., Pelletier, L. G.Holtby, A. (2010) The role of perceived government style in the facilitation of self-determined and non self-determined pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30 ,169-177

Renaud-Dubé, A., Taylor, G.Lekes, N., Koestner, R. (2010) Adolescents’ motivation toward the environment: Age-related trends and correlates. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, 42(3) ,194-199

Renaud-Dube, A., Taylor, G.Lekes, N.Koestner, R. (2010) Adolescents’ motivation toward the environment: Age-related trends and correlates. Canadian Journal of Bahavioural Science, 42 ,194-199

Ryan, R. M., Weinstein, N.Bernstein, J. H., Brown, K. W. (2010) Vitalizing effects of being outdoors and in nature. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30 ,159-168

Weinstein, N.Przybylski, A. K., Ryan, R. M. (2009) Can nature make us more caring? Effects of immersion in nature on intrinsic aspirations and generosity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35 ,1315-1329

Pelletier, L. G.Sharp, E. (2008) Persuasive communication and proenvironmental behaviours: How message tailoring and message framing can improve integration of behaviors through self-determined motivation. Canadian Psychology, 49 ,210-217

DeCaro, D.Stokes, M. (2008) Social-psychological principles of community-based conservation and conservancy motivation: Attaining goals within an autonomy-supportive environment. Conservation Biology, 22(6) ,1443–1451

Philippe, F. L., Vallerand, R. J. (2008) Actual environments do affect motivation and psychological adjustment: A test of self-determination theory in a natural setting. Motivation and Emotion, 32 ,81-89

Kasser, T.Cohn, S.Kanner, A. D., Ryan, R. M. (2007) Some costs of American corporate capitalism: A psychological exploration of value and goal conflicts. Psychological Inquiry, 18 ,1-22

Moller, A. C., Ryan, R. M., Deci, E. L. (2006) Self-determination theory and public policy: Improving the quality of consumer decisions without using coercion. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 25 ,104-116

Brown, K. W., Kasser, T. (2005) Are psychological and ecological well-being compatible? The role of values, mindfulness, and lifestyle. Social Indicators Research, 74 ,349-368

Villacorta, M., Koestner, R.Lekes, N. (2003) Further validation of the Motivation Toward the Environment Scale. Environment and Behavior, 35 ,486-505

Osbaldiston, R., Sheldon, K. M. (2003) Promoting internalized motivation for environmentally responsible behavior: A prospective study of environmental goals. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23 ,349-357

Pelletier, L. G. (2002) In E. L. Deci, & R. M. Ryan (Eds.), A motivational analysis of self-determination for pro-environmental behaviors. (pp. 205-232) Rochester, NY: University Of Rochester Press.

Kasser, T. (2002) The high price of materialism. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Koestner, R.Houlfort, N.Paquet, S.Knight, C. (2001) On the risks of recycling because of guilt: An examination of the consequences of introjection. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31 ,2545-2560

Legault, L., Pelletier, L. G. (2000) Impact of an environmental education program on students’ and parents’ attitudes, motivation, and behaviours. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science Revue, 32 ,243-250

Pelletier, L. G.Dion, S.Tuson, K. M., Green-Demers, I. (1999) Why do people fail to adopt environmental behaviors? Towards a taxonomy of environmental amotivation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29 ,2481-2504

Levesque, C. S., Pelletier, L. G.Hunsley, J. (1998) Toward a model of environmental activism. Environment and Behavior, 30 ,628-652

Pelletier, L. G.Tuson, K., Green-Demers, I.Noels, K. (1998) Why are you doing things for the environment? The Motivation Toward the Environment Scale (MTES). Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28 ,437-468

Green-Demers, I., Pelletier, L. G.Menard, S. (1997) The impact of behavioural difficulty on the saliency of the association between self-determined motivation and environmental behaviours. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 29 ,157-166

Kasser, T., Ryan, R. M. (1996) Further examining the American dream: Differential correlates of intrinsic and extrinsic goals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22(3) ,280-287

Legault, L.Bird, S.Powers, S. E.Sherman, A. (2020) Impact of a motivational intervention and interactive feedback on electricity and water consumption: A smart housing field experiment. Environment and Behavior, 52(6) ,666-692