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Muddy waters and heavy metal: Time and attitudes guide judgements of pollution (1998)
Journal Article
Eiser, J. R., Podpadec, T. J., Reicher, S. D., & Stevenage, S. V. (1998). Muddy waters and heavy metal: Time and attitudes guide judgements of pollution. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 18(2), 199-208. https://doi.org/10.1006/jevp.1998.0085

Following an incident of serious river pollution from a disused mine, postal surveys of local residents were conducted approximately 6 weeks (n=536) and then 8 months (n=417) after the spillage. Questions assessed residents" evaluations of the severi... Read More about Muddy waters and heavy metal: Time and attitudes guide judgements of pollution.

Attitudes to privatization of UK public utilities: Anticipating industrial practice and environmental effects (1996)
Journal Article
Eiser, J. R., Reicher, S. D., & Podpadec, T. J. (1996). Attitudes to privatization of UK public utilities: Anticipating industrial practice and environmental effects. Journal of Consumer Policy, 19(2), 193-208. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf00412473

Attitudes toward the impending privatization of the UK electricity supply and water industries were assessed by means of a questionnaire distributed to 225 visitors to holiday beaches in SW England as part of a broader survey of perceptions of coasta... Read More about Attitudes to privatization of UK public utilities: Anticipating industrial practice and environmental effects.

Smokers' and non-smokers' estimates of their personal risk of cancer and of the incremental risk attributable to cigarette smoking (1995)
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Eiser, R. J., Reicher, S. D., & Podpadec, T. (1995). Smokers' and non-smokers' estimates of their personal risk of cancer and of the incremental risk attributable to cigarette smoking. Addiction Research and Theory, 3(3), 221-229. https://doi.org/10.3109/16066359509005239

Estimates were obtained from 420 members of the public, 117 of whom were smokers, of the risk of an hypothetical target person, described as a 35-year-old man with no previous illness, contracting cancer as a consequence of exposure to combinations o... Read More about Smokers' and non-smokers' estimates of their personal risk of cancer and of the incremental risk attributable to cigarette smoking.

Global changes and local accidents: Consistency in attributions for environmental effects (1995)
Journal Article
Eiser, R. J., Reicher, S. D., & Podpadec, T. (1995). Global changes and local accidents: Consistency in attributions for environmental effects. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 25(17), 1518-1529. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1559-1816.1995.tb02630.x

A questionnaire concerning environmental issues was administered to 462 tourists visiting beaches in southwestern England. One set of items concerned the greenhouse effect, and measured the extent to which global warming was seen as attributable to i... Read More about Global changes and local accidents: Consistency in attributions for environmental effects.

Awareness of bad news, environmental attitudes, and subjective estimates of coastal pollution (1994)
Journal Article
-Eiser, R. J., Reicher, S. D., & Podpadec, T. (1994). Awareness of bad news, environmental attitudes, and subjective estimates of coastal pollution. Risk Analysis, 14(6), 945-948. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6924.1994.tb00063.x

Questionnaires distributed to 154 holiday‐makers on beaches in Southwest England assessed awareness of local hazards or incidents associated with either the electricity supply industry or the water and sewage industry and examined the relationship be... Read More about Awareness of bad news, environmental attitudes, and subjective estimates of coastal pollution.

What's the beach like? Context effects in judgements of environmental quality (1993)
Journal Article
Eiser, R. J., Reicher, S. D., & Podpadec, T. (1993). What's the beach like? Context effects in judgements of environmental quality. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 13(4), 343-352. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0272-4944%2805%2980256-7

Two questionnaire studies are described in which visitors to beaches were asked to evaluate the beach where they were, and judge the extent to which it was affected by each of a number of specific pollutants. In both studies, instructions were varied... Read More about What's the beach like? Context effects in judgements of environmental quality.