My research lies at the intersection of social psychology, affective science, environmental psychology, and political psychology. I examine the affective, cognitive, and social processes that shape judgments and decisions in environmental and political contexts . That is, I examine how the mind works to shape people's thoughts and feelings about the world that surrounds them. My lab examines broad interdisciplinary questions such as how socio-political groups and identities influence people's stances toward climate policy and perceptions of political polarization. We also examine basic psychological processes such as how attention intensifies emotion and perceptions of environmental risk. We use laboratory experiments, national surveys, field studies, and archival data to understand such pressing topics as climate policy, political polarization, and well being.
Emotion, Judgment and Decision Making, Social Psychology, Political Psychology, , Environmental Psychology, Behavioral Economics