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Environmental Behavioral Sciences

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Environmental Behavioral Sciences is part of the department of Environmental Social Sciences, which also includes Global Environmental Policy. Faculty within this area focus on understanding how the behaviors and choices made by individuals and organizations affect the world’s ability to achieve sustainability goals.

Degree programs

Undergraduate students interested in Environmental Behavioral Sciences can explore the Earth Systems interdisciplinary major, or take classes being offered by affiliated faculty.

Learn more about Earth Systems

Earth System Science offers a PhD degree that allows students to work with Environmental Behavioral Sciences faculty. Interested students can also contact individual faculty members to learn about relevant degree programs.

Earth System Science graduate degree

Meet our faculty

  • Anat Admati (human institutions, human behavior): decision making, rules, and truth in corporations, government, and civil society
  • Michelle Anderson (human institutions): environmental law and environmental justice
  • Nicole Ardoin (human institutions, human behavior): environmental learning and environmental behavior
  • William Barnett (human institutions, human behavior): organizational and human adaptation to environmental change
  • Jonathan Bendor (human institutions, human behavior): negotiations and sustainability, bounded rationality & adaptation to climate change
  • Patricia Bromley (human institutions): institutional and cultural change regarding sustainability
  • David Cohen (human institutions): human rights, international law, and transitional justice
  • Zephyr Frank (human institutions, human ecology): urban growth and change in land use
  • James Holland Jones (human ecology, human behavior): human ecology, demography, and adaptation
  • Jon Krosnick (human behavior): psychology of political behavior concerning climate change
  • Desiree LaBeaud: epidemiology and population health
  • Krish Seetah (human ecology, human behavior): colonisation, colonialism, and the human-environmental relationship
  • Ken Shotts (human institutions): political economy and social responsibility
  • Deborah Sivas (human institutions): environmental law, regulation, policy, and justice
  • Buzz Thompson (human institutions): environmental policy, institutions, and law
  • Gabrielle Wong-Parodi (human behavior): psychology of environmental decision making