|Alexander Maki, PhD Social Psychologist||
I'm a scientist and educator, investigating why people protect the natural environment, why people help one another, and why people take care of their health.
Currently, I'm an interdisciplinary postdoctoral researcher with the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment and the Climate Change Research Network. My doctoral training was in social psychology, with an emphasis in quantitative methods, at the University of Minnesota.
August 14, 2017: New blog post Should Scientists Be Advocates? Discussing recent polling and experimental research.
July 27, 2017: Slides (part 1 and part 2) and notes from my public talk "Understanding and Motivating Community Involvement" given at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN, on July 27, 2017.
July 7, 2017: Published version of a new paper exploring people's dispositions to providing autonomy- and dependency-oriented help to others now available, with accompanying blog post.
June 20, 2017: New blog post on using meta-analysis to improve environmental policy.