- How and when behaviors spread between individuals - e.g., do energy conservation behaviors in the workplace spread between coworkers?
- Factors influencing theconsistency of individuals' behaviors ("behavior spillover") - e.g., do people who purchase energy efficient devices also conserve energy at home?
- Theoretical models of behavior maintenance - e.g., when do people not only initiate a new behavior, but maintain that behavior over time?
- Use of meta-analysis to assess intervention research and inform policymakers about evidence-based interventions
Peer-Reviewed Empirical Publications
Hess, D. J., & Maki, A. (2019). Climate change belief, sustainability education, and political values: Assessing the need for higher-education curriculum reform. Journal of Cleaner Production, 228, 1157-1166. Link to published articleRequest article
Moses, J. F., Dwyer, P. C., Fuglestad, P. T., Kim, J. S., Maki, A., Snyder, M., & Terveen, L. (2018). Encouraging online engagement: The role of interdependent self-construal and social motives in fostering online participation. Personality and Individual Differences, 133, 47-55. Link to published articleAccepted versionRequest article
Maki, A., Cohen, M. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (2018). Using meta-analysis in the social sciences to improve environmental policy. Chapter to appear in W. Leal, J. Callewaert, & R. Marans (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research (pp. 27-43). New York City, NY: Springer Publishing. ChapterPersonal blog postRequest article
Maki, A. (2017). Environmental Psychology. Chapter in E. Wohl (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Request article
Snyder, M. & Maki, A. (2015). The psychology of volunteerism. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Studies, Second Edition. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science. Request article
Manuscripts in Preparation (* copies available upon request)
Corser, R. J., & Maki, A. Increasing knowledge about the impact of meat production increases intentions to adopt more sustainable food consumption behaviors.*
Maki, A., Cohen, M. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. Leveraging interpersonal efficacy to increase energy conservation.*
Maki, A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. The carbon implications of food waste: Understanding people’s knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors.*
Maki, A., Vandenbergh, M. P., & Wallston, K. A. Do political conservatives prefer private sector action to mitigate climate action? An experimental examination.* Vanderbilt University media coverage
Panos, M. E., Maki, A., & Rothman, A. J. The effects of social norms and default behaviors on the decision to eat.*
Stern, P. C., Raimi, K. T., & Maki, A. Helping nonscientists think about climate change.*
Maki, A., & Lauber, J. (2012). UMore Park: Culture and community action plan. The Sustainable Community at UMore Park: Aspirational Goals and Action Plan for Sustainability, Minneapolis, MN: UMore Development LLC.