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Carrico, Amanda R. Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Carrico is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist with interests in the human dimensions of environmental conservation and adaptation to environmental change. Her work draws on the fields of psychology (her home discipline), sociology, demography, and economics to examine processes of household and community adaptation to environmental stress, as well as opportunities for reducing human impacts on the environment. Key areas of interest include climate change, energy, water and food security. Currently her work is situated in the United States, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.


  • environmental psychology, environmental decision making and behavior, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, demand side management


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courses taught

  • ENVS 3031 - Environmental Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Examines how people interact with the environment by examining theories and methods from Environmental Psychology. How does nature impact human well-being? How do people make decisions that have environmental consequences? How can we promote behavior change to reduce environmental degradation? Fulfills intermediate social science requirement for ENVS major.
  • ENVS 4100 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum: offered depending on student demand and specialties of faculty. Applied to specialization requirement for Environmental Studies major. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.
  • ENVS 5100 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    A variety of topics not currently offered in curriculum; offered depending on instructor availability and student demand. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.
  • ENVS 5120 - Topics in Quantitative Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Covers a wide range of quantitative methods used in policy research and their applications. Topics may include decision-making under uncertainty, fundamentals of microeconomics, mathematics of economic efficiency, cost-benefit analysis, system optimization, budgeting, fundamentals or probability, risk assessment, risk perception, risk communication, and decision analysis. Includes practical exercises, as well as readings and discussion, of various strengths and weaknesses of the different methods.
  • ENVS 5510 - Environmental Studies Colloquia Series
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    All first year ENVS graduate students are required to attend the ENVS Colloquia Series. Speakers from around the world and within the department cover topics in all areas of Environmental Studies. May be repeated up to 2 total credit hours.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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