Focus research on the following key questions in order tosuccessfully answer researchable questions related to human behavior with regards toconsumption and its application in law and policy.
Key Questions to Focus Research:
1.What are the principles of neuroscience and social psychology that predict human behavior?2.What are the principles of neuroscience and social psychology that affect andchange human behavior?3.How have these principles been applied to human behavior as it relates to theenvironment?4.How have these principles been applied to human behavior as it relates toconsumption?5.What are the principles that currently inform law and policy as it relates to human behavior and the environment?6.What are the barriers to effective use and application of behavioral principles inaffecting environmental behavior?7.In what ways could these principles be better applied to achieve more effective behavior change?8.How could these applications be extended and used to engineer more effectivelaws, policies, and norms?
Potential Information Sources/Gathering Directives for Answering CorrespondingQuestions:
1.Psychology and other social science databases such as PsychINFO or PsychARTICLES, overviews/collections of behavioral and social psychologydiscussions, summaries of behavioral scientist work, popular sources such asPsychology Today magazine and search engine results.2.See above. Additional sources include sociology databases, introductory materialsto social psychology study.3.Psychology and social science databases, environmental science databases such asEnvironmental Science and Pollution Management, book sources, theses,dissertations, introductory materials to environmental psychology, additionalsearch engine results.4.See above. More attention to research literature and in-depth popular sources thatfocus specifically on consumption, consumer-oriented advocacy groups,environmental science databases and journals more specifically related toconsumption.5.Law journals, law review articles, theses, law school materials, basic theory of lawmaterials, search engine results.6.See above. Focus on theses or articles criticizing, analyzing, or theorizing ondifficulties in use of science in environmental law.7.Identify information from questions 5-6 indicating potential for applying