Environmental Communication

Zaval, L. & Cornwell, J.M. (in press) “Using behavioral science to drive effective environmental education and engagement.” European Journal of Education.

Zaval, L. & Cornwell, J.M. (2016). “Cognitive Biases, Non-Rational Judgments, and Public Perceptions of Climate Change” in Nisbet, M.C., Schafer, M., Markowitz, E., Ho, S.,O'Neill, S. & Thaker, J. (Eds.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Zaval, L., & Cornwell, J.M. (2016). “Effective education and communication strategies to promote environmental engagement: The role of social-psychological mechanisms” in The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 2016 Global Monitoring Report.

Petrovic, N., Madrigano, J., & Zaval, L. (2014) “Motivating Mitigation: When health matters more than climate change.” Climatic Change, 126(1-2), 245-254.


Environmental Psychology

Zaval, L. (2016). “Behavioral Science, Cultural and Climate Action.” Nature: Climate Change, 6(12), 1061-1062.

Zaval, L., Markowitz, E., & Weber, E. U. (2015). “How will I be remembered? Conserving the Environment for the Sake of One’s Legacy.” Psychological Science. 26(2), 231-236.

Zaval, L., Keenan, E., Weber, E. U., & Johnson, E. J. (2014). “How warm days increase belief in global warming.” Nature: Climate Change, 4(2), 143-147.

Li, Y., Johnson, E.J., & Zaval, L. (2011). “Local Warming: Daily Variation in Temperature Affects Beliefs and Concern about Climate Change.” Psychological Science, 22(4), 454-459.

Karlin. B. (2014). Attitudes and Behaviors. In Debra Rowe, ed. Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices. Detroit: Macmillan, pp. 40-44.

Karlin. B. (2013). Technology and Psychology - Natural Enemies or Just Plain Natural? Ecopsychology. 5(4), 217-218.





Smart Home

Karlin, B., Lupkin, L., Forster, H., Zaval, L., Koleva, S., & Ford, R. (2017). From Categorizing to Characterizing: A Landscape Analysis of Behavior-Based Energy Programs. San Francisco, CA: Pacific Gas and Electric.

Ford, R., Karlin, B., Sanguinetti, A., Nersesyan, A., & Pritoni, M. (2016). Assessing Players, Products, and Perceptions of Home Energy Management. San Francisco, CA: Pacific Gas and Electric

Karlin, B., Ford, R., Sanguinetti, A., Squiers, C., Gannon, J., Rajukumar, M., & Donnelly, K.A. (2015). Characterization and Potential of Home Energy Management (HEM) Technology. San Francisco, CA: Pacific Gas and Electric.

Karlin, B., Ford, R., & Squiers, C. (2013). Energy Feedback Technology: A Review and Taxonomy of Products and Platforms. Energy Efficiency. DOI: 10.1177/0013916512467532.