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Film and Social Change

Blakley, J., Karlin, B., Trotta Valenti, L., Brenner, C., & Amel Rogers, A. (2017). From the Sofa to the Streets: Strategies to Ignite Social Action through Documentary MediaMIP Insights Series. USC Norman Lear Center, Los Angeles, CA. 

Karlin, B., Murphy, C., & Ahu, K. (2014). Exploring a New Model of Global Citizenship: An Evaluation of the Fourth Estate Leadership Summit. UC Irvine: Center for Unconventional Security Affairs. 

Karlin, B., Penzenstadler, B., & Cook, A. (2014). Pumping up the Citizen Muscle Bootcamp: Improving user experience in online learningProceedings of the 2014 Human Computer Interaction (HCII) Conference. Crete, Greece: ACM. 

Karlin, B. (2013). Film to School (FtS) Programs: Active Engagement for Filmmakers in Education.  Proceedings of ISA ’13: International Studies Association: San Francisco, CA: ISAnet.

Karlin, B. & Matthew, R. (2012). Kony 2012 and the Mediatization of Child SoldiersPeace Review, 24(3), 255-261.

Karlin, B. (2012). Educating, Empowering & Engaging Through Film-Based Activism: A Survey of Invisible Children Participation and Impacts. UC Irvine: Center for Unconventional Security Affairs. 

Karlin, B. (2012). Power through Participation: Impacts of Youth Involvement in Invisible ChildrenProceedings of ISA ’12: International Studies Association: San Diego, CA: ISAnet. 

Karlin, B. (2012). The Social, the Media, and the Activism: Kony Meets World. Opinio Juris.

Karlin, B. & Johnson, J.S. (2011). Measuring impact: The importance of evaluation for documentary film campaigns.  M/C Journal 14(6).

Technology and Energy Use

Pritoni, M., Ford, R., Karlin, B., & Sanguinetti, A. (2018). Home energy management (HEM) database: A list with coded attributes of 308 devices commercially available in the US. Data in Brief , 16 , 71-74.

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., Pritoni, M., Sanguinetti, A., & Karlin, B.  (2017). Categories and functionality of smart home technology for energy management. Building and Environment , 123 , 543-554.

Karlin B., Koleva S., Kaufman J., Sanguinetti A., Ford R., Chan C. (2017) Energy UX: Leveraging Multiple Methods to See the Big Picture. In: Marcus A., Wang W. (eds) Design, User Experience, and Usability: Understanding Users and Contexts. DUXU 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10290. Springer.

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.

Ford, R., Karlin, B.,  & Frantz, C. (2016). Evaluating Energy Culture: Identifying and validating measures for behaviour based energy interventions. Proceedings of the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference . Amsterdam: IEPEC. Retrieve at http://www.ieppec.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Paper-Ford.pdf

Cornish, L., Karlin, B., Sanguinetti, A., & Kaufman, J. (2016). How do small businesses experience energy reports? Proceedings of the 2016 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA: ACEEE.

Karlin, B., Ford, R., & Zinger, J., (2015). The Effects of Feedback on Energy Conservation: A Meta-AnalysisPsychological Bulletin, 141(6), 1205–1227.  DOI: 10.1037/a0039650.

Karlin, B., Ford, R., & Frantz, C.M., (2015). Exploring Deep Savings: A Toolkit for Assessing Behavior-Based Energy Interventions.Proceedings of the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference. Long Beach, CA: IEPEC.    

Karlin, B., Sanguinetti, A., Davis, N., Bendanna, K., Figueira, K., Baker, J., Kirkby, D., & Stokols, D. (2015). Diffusion of Feedback: Perceptions and Adoption of Devices in the Residential Market. A. Marcus (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2015 Human Computer Interaction (HCII) Conference, pp. 368-379). Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20889-3_35

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

Karlin, B., Ford, R., Wu, A., Nasser, V., & Frantz, C. (2015). What Do We Know About What We Know? A Review of
Behaviour-Based Energy Efficiency Data Collection Methodology
. Report prepared for the International Energy Agency Demand Side Management Program (IEA-DSM) Task 24-Behaviour Change in DSM.

Karlin, B., Davis, N., Sanguinetti, A., Gamble, K., Kirkby, D., & Stokols, D. (2014). Dimensions of conservation: Exploring differences among energy behaviors.  Environment and Behavior, 46(4) 423–452.   DOI: 10.1177/0013916512467532.

Karlin, B., Ford, R., & Squiers, C. (2013). Energy Feedback Technology: A Review and Taxonomy of Products and PlatformsEnergy Efficiency, 7, 377-399. DOI: 10.1177/0013916512467532.

Ford, R. & Karlin, B. (2013). Graphical Displays in Energy Feedback Technology: A Cognitive Approach. A. Marcus (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2013 Human Computer Interaction (HCII) Conference, pp. 486-495). Springer-Verlag. 

Karlin, B.  & Ford, R. (2013). The Usability Perception Scale (UPscale): A measure for evaluating feedback displays. A. Marcus (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2013 Human Computer Interaction (HCII) Conference. Springer-Verlag. 

Karlin, B. & Ford R. (2013a). Beyond kWh: A New Tool for Assessing Behavior-Based Energy InterventionsReport prepared for the International Energy Agency Demand Side Management Program (IEA-DSM) Task 24-Behaviour Change in DSM.

Karlin, B. (2012).  Public Acceptance of Smart Meters: Integrating Psychology and PracticeProceedings of the 2012 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.Pacific Grove, CA: ACEEE.

Karlin, B. (2011). Tracking and learning: Exploring dual functions of residential energy feedback. In Proceedings, 6th Annual International Conference on Persuasive Technology. Columbus, OH: ACM.

Environmental Psychology

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. 

Sustainability Education

Karlin, B., Carr Kelman, C., Goodrich, K., & Lowerson, V. (2017). The Role of the University: Engaged Scholarship in the Anthropocene. In Dinar, A. (Ed.), The Social Ecology of the Anthropocene: Continuity and Change in Global Environmental Politics. World Scientific Publishers. 

Karlin, B., Goodrich, K., Chen, M., Jimenez, M., Nguyen, P., Tran, A. (2015). Engaged Scholarship as an Alternative to
Public-Private Partnerships
Proceedings of the International Studies Association (ISA) Convention. New Orleans, LA.

Penzenstadler, B., Richardson, D., Tomlinson, B., Fleischmann, K. R., Becker, C., Nathan, L., Blevis, E., Silberman, S., Karlin, B., Norton, J. & Raturi, A. (2015). ICT for Sustainability—Current and future research directions. iConference 2015 Proceedings.

Penzenstadler, B., Richardson, D. J., Karlin, B., Cook, A., Callele, D., & Wnuk, K. (2014). Using Non-Profit Partners to Engage Students in RE. In REET (pp. 1-10).

Karlin, B.,
 Davis, N., & Matthew, R. (2013). GRASP: Testing an Integrated Approach to Sustainability EducationJournal of Sustainability Education, Spring 2013: Experiential Education, Part One. 


Risk Communication

Adams, R. M., Karlin, B ., Eisenman, D. P., Blakley, J., & Glik, D. (2017). Who Participates in the Great ShakeOut? Why Audience Segmentation Is the Future of Disaster Preparedness Campaigns. International journal of environmental research and public health , 14 (11), 1407.

Houston, D., Cheung, W., Basolo, V., Feldman, D., Matthew, R., Sanders, B. F., Karlin, B ., Schubert, J.E., Goodrich, K.A., Contreras, S. & Luke, A. (2017). The Influence of Hazard Maps and Trust of Flood Controls on Coastal Flood SpatialAwareness and Risk Perception. Environment and Behavior , 0013916517748711.

Feldman, D., Contreras, S., Karlin, B., Basolo, V., Matthew, R., Sanders, B. Houston, D., Cheung, W., Goodrich, K., Reyes, A., Serrano, K., Schubert, J. & Luke, A. (2016). Communicating flood risk: Looking back and forward at traditional and social media outletsInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 15, 43-51.

Cheung, W., Houston, D., Schubert, J.E., Basolo, V., Feldman, D., Matthew, R., Sanders, B.F., Karlin, B., Goodrich, K.A., Contreras, S.L., & Luke, A. (2016). Integrating resident digital sketch maps with expert knowledge to assess spatial knowledge of flood risk: A case study of participatory mapping in Newport Beach, California. Applied Geography 74, 56-64