|Alexander Maki, PhD Social Psychologist||
I'm a scientist and educator, investigating how to help people protect the natural environment, take care of their health, and become civically engaged.
Currently, I'm a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the United States Congress. My fellowship is administered by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Most recently, I was an interdisciplinary postdoctoral researcher with the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment and the Climate Change Research Network. I received my PhD in Social Psychology, with an emphasis in Quantitative Methods, from the University of Minnesota in 2015.
January 26, 2019: My colleagues and I had our paper on communication and the moral hazard of geoengineering approaches to addressing climate change accepted in Environmental Communication. Read it here.
January 21, 2019: My colleagues and I have a new paper available exploring how a 2010 Chilean earthquake related to Chileans' national identity, helping motivations, and prosocial behavior.
August 7, 2o18: My colleagues and I have a new paper available exploring how and why employers try to influence employee environmental actions at home.