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Psychological Research May Offer a Route to Greener Travel

A periodical published by the Association for Psychological Science referenced Northwestern researchers including internal SILC Affiliate Amanda Stathopoulos:

“New research has identified some of the factors that sway people away from eco-friendly behaviors and decisions, like considering alternatives to using their cars. Northwestern University researchers, led by behavioral scientist and transportation engineer Alec Biehl, surveyed 914 residents of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin with an online questionnaire and found differences in how people thought about walking to work versus biking, and how easily they would consider making them part of their lifestyles.”