The ecology of cooperation: considerations for litter research

Gellard, Claire, Dickins, Thomas E. and Coulson, Mark (2019) The ecology of cooperation: considerations for litter research. Journal of Litter and Environmental Quality, 3 (1). pp. 38-50. ISSN 2399-780X

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This article examines the role of intertemporal choice and relative inequality, with a focus on how socioeconomic conditions and environmental pressures can yield differing cooperative strategies which impact on littering behaviour and anti-littering interventions. We apply a framework emerging from behavioural biology that has great explanatory utility and which permits researchers to consider a frequently overlooked element in littering, which is key variation within populations.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 26224
Notes on copyright: The accepted manuscript is reproduced with permission of Keep Britain Tidy. The final published version is available at
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Depositing User: Mark Coulson
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 10:02
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2019 17:12

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