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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- 10 hours ago

@ucsdgreennewde1: We are now regularly protesting Chase Bank on campus, as well as Bank of America, CITI and others. Chase provided financing of over $300 billion to fossil extraction in the last 4 years, including to Enbridge Line 3, and the other banks are close behind. #StopTheMoneyPipeline https://t.co/IFLveAzqBs

- 9 days ago

Few universities are innocent. This stunning report " ... demonstrates how academics at the University of Oxford carry out extractive research that is of immense value to the fossil fuel industry." https://t.co/BqHessJ04g https://t.co/oiJd1YkFCP

- 10 days ago

Thanks to @LevitaLiat for hosting me at University of Sheffield Psychology Department today. https://t.co/ZjF8LeUNRr

- 22 days ago

@NakabuyeHildaF: I'm one of the million girls out there, I'm one of the million #climatechange victims out there, I'm one of the million climate Activists out there, Oppressed, denied #ClimateJustice and barely listened to respectively. Earth is tearing apart, justice delayed is justice denied. https://t.co/iLFXGZUFiC


  • Sept 2021: Congratulations to Sumitash on acceptance by Psychological Science of his paper: “Mind-wandering impedes response inhibition by affecting the triggering of the inhibitory process”
  • Aug 2021: Congratulations Dr Kelsey Sundby on your successful PhD thesis defense, Aug 26th!
  • 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.
  • March 2021: Ricci and Vignesh have papers accepted
  • March 2021: Anna’s Stage 1 pre-registered report on climate activism is accepted at Royal Society – Open Science, see Castiglione et al.