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Researching, Teaching & Organizing on The Climate Crisis

The lab has parallel streams:

(1) We study how people control themselves. In experimental psychology, this is the field of “executive function” or “cognitive control”. We design behavioral paradigms and study the underlying brain systems using imaging and stimulation methods in healthy volunteers as well as neurological patients.

(2) Prof Aron is also Teaching, Organizing and Researching around the climate crisis.

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- 17 hours ago

@FosFreeResearch: 📰 BREAKING: CAMBRIDGE STUDENTS ARE OCCUPYING THE BP INSTITUTE, DEMANDING AN END TO FOSSIL FUEL-FUNDED RESEARCH! 👏 Watch us live on @EcoWatch 👉 https://t.co/S0ldNuT7dw

- 1 day ago

@spiantado @UCBerkeley Great! Congrats Sir. Now you can start seriously advocating for psychologists to make climate and ecological breakdown their business too.

- 4 days ago

@nickwestes: This image captures so much inhumanity and humanity. How can you not be moved? https://t.co/BMQzVBtUr2

- 4 days ago

@anne_churchland @AnneEUrai @HuisingLab @mg_zlatnik @analog_ashley @MIcheleABasso1 https://t.co/YCdfVRyg1F Yes you do Anne: and more importantly please try to promote this to a maximum amongst faculty at UCLA. We need more than the typical 18% faculty turnout. This is *hugely* consequential for the UC and the State.

THE LATEST:

  • May 2022, our first paper from the climate and psychology lab is accepted, a pre-registered report no less! Castiglione et al. Discovering the psychological building blocks underlying climate action – a longitudinal study of real-world activism, Royal Society – Open Science.
  • March 2022: Megan Phelps is interviewed by local NPR radio on eco-anxiety and climate activism.
  • July 2021: Ricci’s paper “Towards real-world generalizability of a circuit for action-stopping” is published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience.
  • July 2021: Adam interviews social and environmental psychologist Kelly Fielding and grassroots organizer Masada Disenhouse.
  • April 2021: Adam is interviewed by the UCSD Climate Change Review on the psychology of collective action and activism on campus.