|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 own 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 on quantitative methods, at the University of Minnesota.
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.
June 5, 2017: My colleagues and I received some press for our work on private climate governance.
May 22, 2017: New blog post on using analogies to help people understand climate change.