Use of Newsletters to Promote Environmental Political Action: An Experimental Analysis

Schroeder, S., Hovell, M., Kolody, B., & Elder, J. (2004). Use of newsletters to promote environmental political action: An experimental analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37(3), 427-429.

The managers of beach businesses were randomly assigned to receive no intervention or two newsletters per week for 6 weeks that presented economic consequences of damage to coastal water quality and how to contact politicians. The percentage of proenvironmental political contacts was significantly greater in the experimental (newsletter) group than in of contacts and predisposition to take such action. Results suggest that the intervention can promote political action that could influence environmental policies and human health.

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