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Miller et al., 1975, Study 1: Commending, rather than encouraging, good behavior decreased littering among 5th grade students

Reference:

Miller, R. L., Brickman, P., & Bolen, D. (1975). Attribution versus persuasion as a means for modifying behavior. Journal of personality and social psychology, 31(3), 430.
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Summary:

5th graders commended by teachers and other school personnel for keeping their room clean and being litter-conscious, as compared to encouraging them to clean up and those in a control condition, littered less when unobtrusively observed as long as two weeks later.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Selves (My Own and Others')

Approach to Desired Meaning

What about it?

Changing self-identity

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Who am I?Who am I?

Psychological Question Addressed

Who am I?

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Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Who am I?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018