|Alexander Maki, PhD Social Psychologist||
I'm a scientist and educator, investigating why people protect the natural environment, why they help one another, and why they 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.
November 28, 2017: I wrote in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage about the current state of climate change communication research.
November 21, 2017: I wrote in Scientific American about why (and how) social science suggests we should discuss difficult social issues with friends and family during the holidays.
November 7, 2017: Final version of our chapter exploring meta-analysis as a tool to improve environmental policy is available here.
September 26, 2017: My colleagues and I recently blogged about our work on private sector approaches to addressing climate change.