Welcome to Research Tools for Environmental
Environmental problems pose serious threats to the well-being of all inhabitants on this planet. These threats have attracted attention by researchers across a range of disciplines, from biology and chemistry, to the social and behavioral sciences. But there is a disconnect between the academic knowledge developed by these researchers and the practitioners working to promote change in individuals and groups. In this online volume, we provide a gateway for practitioners interested in the social scientific research on environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. This online resource is intended to connect the practitioner to the academic community by providing a compendium of measures and scales.
In creating this online resource, we have tried to focus on the major approaches used to measure environmental attitudes and behaviors. The exact wording of each item is provided, along with recommended response options, and brief summary of the measure and past research that has used it. As you will see, a great deal of work has already been done, and we hope that by building on these existing approaches, we can further our understanding of the human dimensions of environmental sustainability.
For more information on Conservation Psychology, please visit www.conservationpsychology.org.
To use this online resource, please click on an area of interest for a list of research tools.