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Brief Résumé

Richard A. Katzev, Ph.D.

    I am currently President of Public Policy Research (, a social and environmental research firm in Portland Oregon. If you have any questions or need specific clarifications (for example, related to health), buy nursing essay, this way you can acquire quality knowledge. I have served as Professor of Psychology at Reed College and have also taught at Stanford and Princeton, where I held visiting appointment at Princeton's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies. More recently I served as Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University California, Davis. My research interests include behavior, resource conservation, and social influence. My current work focuses on alternative transportation and I was a co-founder of Car Sharing Portland (, the first car sharing organization in the United States.


1958 - B.A., Stanford University, Philosophy

1958-59 - Harvard University, Social Relations

1965 - Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Psychology

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1967-91 - Professor of Psychology, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

1966-84 - Visiting appointments at Stanford University, University of California, Santa Barbara and Lewis & Clark School of Law

1987-88 - Visiting Senior Research Scientist, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and Visiting Professor of Psychology, Princeton University

1989-Present - President, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Investigator, Public Policy Research Inc., Portland, Oregon

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1969-70 - National Science Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship, Reed College

1973-74 - Russell Sage Foundation Residency in Law and Social Science, Stanford University

1984-85 - Vollum Senior Faculty Research Fellow, Reed College

1975-80 - Mellon Foundation Faculty Research Grants, Public Policy Research

1993-94 - Center on Philanthropy Research Grant, Public Policy Research

1994-95 - Aspen Institute, Non Profit Sector Research Fund Grant, Public Policy Research

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What makes a successful energy education program? Keynote speaker, National Energy Education Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, 1990.

Invited participant. Institute for Resource Management Conference on Integrated Solid Waste Management. Sundance, Utah, 1991.

Invited Participant. The Rene Dubos Center for Human Environments Forum on Integrating Waste Management. New York City, 1991.

The Bonneville Power Administration's low flow shower head consumer acceptance study. Appliance Efficiency Group meeting. Olympia, Washington, 1991.

Strategies for Changing Automobile Travel Behavior National Energy Education Forum. Cleveland, Ohio, 1991.

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Katzev, R., Cooper, L. and Fisher, P. The effect of feedback and social reinforcement on residential electricity consumption. Journal of Environmental Systems, 1981, 10, 215-227.

Bachman, W. and Katzev, R. The effects of non-contingent free bus tickets and commitment on urban bus ridership. Transportation Research, 1982, 16A, 103-108.

Katzev, R. and Bachman, W. The effects of deferred payment and fare manipulation on urban bus ridership. Journal of Applied Psychology, 1982, 67, 83-88.

Katzev, R. and Johnson, T. A social psychological analysis of residential electricity consumption: The impact of minimal justification techniques. Journal of Economic Psychology, 1983, 3, 267-284. Reprinted in P. Ester, G. Gaskell, B. Joerges, G. Midden, F. van Raaij and T. Vries. Consumer Behavior and Energy Policy. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1984.

Pardini, A. and Katzev, R. The effect of strength of commitment on newspaper recycling. Journal of Envionmental Systems, 1983-84, 13, 245-245.

Katzev, R. and Averill, A. The effect of knowledge of the bystander intervention phenomenon on subsequent helping behavior. Journal of Social Psychology, 1984, 123, 223-230.

Katzev, R and Johnson, T. Comparing the effects of monetary incentives and the foot-in-the-door technique on residential energy conservation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 1984, 14, 12-27.

Brownstein, R. and Katzev, R. The comparative effects of three compliance techniques on donating to a charitable organization. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 1985, 15, 564-574.

Pardini, A. and Katzev, R. Applying full-cycle social psychology to consumer marketing: The defusing objection technique. Journal of Economic Psychology, 1986, 7, 87-94.

Katzev, R. and Johnson, T. Promoting energy conservation: An analysis of behavioral approaches. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1987.

Katzev, R. The impact of commitment in promoting consumer energy conservation. In G. Gaskell, Consumer Behavior and Energy Policy. New York: Praeger, 1986.

Katzev, R. and Pardini, A. The impact of commitment and token reinforcement procedures in promoting and maintaining recycling behavior. Journal of Environmental Systems, 1987-88, 17, 93-113.

Komor, P. and Katzev, R. Policies for encouraging energy conservation in small commercial buildings. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Energy Options for the Year 2000: Contemporary Concepts in Technology and Policy. Wilmington, Delaware, 1988.

Wang, T., Brownstein, and Katzev, R. The influence of enlightenment on compliance. Journal of Social Psychology, 1989, 129, 335-348.

Katzev, R. and Wang, T. Group commitment and resource conservation: Two field experiments on promoting recycling. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 1990, 20, 265-275.

Komor, P. and Katzev, R. Behavioral determinants of energy use in small commercial buildings: Implications for energy efficiency. Energy Systems and Policy, 1990, 12, 233-242.

Katzev, R. Does "Low-Flow" still mean low satisfaction? Home Energy, 1991, 8, #4, 22-24.

Katzev, R. and Mishima, H. The use of posted feedback to promote recycling. Psychology Reports, 1992, 71, 259-264.

Katzev, R. The impact of energy efficient office lighting systems on satisfaction and productivity. Environment and Behavior, 1992, 24, 778-797.

Katzev, R. The reactions of household residents to low flow shower heads. Journal of Environmental Systems, 1991-92, 21, 157-166.

Katzev, R. and Messer, B. Determinants of participation in multi-family recycling programs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 1993, 23, 374-385.

Katzev, R. and Messer, B. The actual and potential diversion of recyclable materials by residents of multi-family buildings. Psychology Reports, In Press.

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