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Van Boven, Leaf D Professor

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Research

research overview

  • 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.

keywords

  • Emotion, Judgment and Decision Making, Social Psychology, Political Psychology, , Environmental Psychology, Behavioral Economics

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Teaching

courses taught

  • PSYC 4011 Senior Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 4606 Advanced Topics in Social Psychology (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 6841 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 6951 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 4011 Senior Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 6841 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • PSYC 4011 Senior Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 4136 Judgment and Decision Making (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 6841 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 6951 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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