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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- 6 days ago

Wouldn't it be nice if experimental psychologists would bring their expertise on human behavior, decision-making, best modes of communication and social norms to this massive challenge? https://t.co/esPutv70lb Back Better's Big Challenge: Human Behavior via @sciam

- 10 days ago

I'm honored to have been in a position to produce this documentary. It's a strong call for change in one of the biggest institutions in the US, the University of California. Perhaps your university runs on fossil energy too? Please reach out for a viewing link. https://t.co/aeoPDCJH5B

- 10 days ago

Are we justified in our expectations of currently-constituted political interests? This is the Biden Administration, which castigated other countries at COP26 for inaction. This is an escalation of fossil extraction, by the US, right now. A week later ... https://t.co/fJ0uq4GaEA


  • 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.