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Chapman, D. A., Trott, C. D., Silka, L., Lickel, B., & Clayton, S. (in press). Psychological perspectives on community resilience and climate change: insights and directions for future research. Accepted for publication in: S. C. Clayton & C. Manning (Eds.), Psychology and Climate Change.

Chapman, D. A.*, Gagne, T.O.*, Ovitz, K. L., Griffin, L. P., Danylchuk, A. J., & Markowitz, E. M. (2018). Modeling recreational anglers’ sanctioning behaviors in a remote and growing catch-and-release fishery for golden dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) in Salta, Argentina. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. Advance online publication.* Shared first authorship, authors listed in alphabetical order

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.

Sanguinetti, A., Dombrovski, K., & Sikand, S. (2018). Information, timing, and display: A design-behavior framework for improving the effectiveness of eco-feedback. Energy Research & Social Science, 39, 55-68.

Wang, S., Corner, A., Chapman, D. A., & Markowitz, E. (2018). Public engagement with climate change imagery in a changing digital landscape. WIREs Climate Change. Advance online publication.


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.

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 Media. MIP Insights Series. USC Norman Lear Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Chapman, D. A., Lickel, B., & Markowitz, E. M. (2017). Reassessing emotion in climate change communication. Nature Climate Change, 7, 850-852.

Eyre, N., Darby, S., Grünewald, P., McKenna, E., & Ford, R. (2017). Reaching a 1.5C target: Socio-technical challenges for a rapid transition to low carbon electricity systems. Philosophical Transactions A, In Press.

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.

Guckian, M., Chapman, D. A., Lickel, B., & Markowtiz, E. (2017). “A few bad apples” or “rotten to the core”: perceptions of corporate culture drive brand engagement after corporate scandal. Journal of Consumer Behavior, 17(1), e29-e41.

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 Spatial Awareness and Risk Perception. Environment and Behavior, 0013916517748711.

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.

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.

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.

Markowitz, E. M., Chapman, D. A., Guckian, M. L., & Lickel, B. (2017). A corporate scandal that hits close to home: examining owners’ responses to the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. Environmental Communication, 11(6), 74-755.

Milman, A., Warner, B. P., Chapman, D. A., Gianotti Short, A. G. (2017). Identifying and quantifying landowner perspectives on integrated flood risk management. Journal of Flood Risk Management. Advance online publication.

Sanguinetti A., Park H., Sikand S., Kurani K. (2017) A Typology of In-Vehicle Eco-Driving Feedback. In: Stanton N., Landry S., Di Bucchianico G., Vallicelli A. (eds) Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 484. Springer, Cham

Schneider, C. R., Zaval, L., Weber, E. U., & Markowitz, E. M. (2017). The influence of anticipated pride and guilt on pro-environmental decision making. PloS one, 12(11), e0188781.

Stephenson, J., Ford, R., Nair, N., Watson, N., Wood, A., & Miller, A. (2017). Smart Grid Research in New Zealand – A Review from the GREEN Grid Programme. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, In Press.

Zaval, L., & Cornwell, J. F. (2017). Effective education and communication strategies to promote environmental engagement. European Journal of Education, 52(4), 477-486.


Chapman, D. A., Corner, A., Webster, R., & Markowitz, E. M. (2016). Climate visuals: A mixed-methods investigation of public perceptions of climate images in three countries. Global Environmental Change, 14, 172-182.

Chapman, D. A., & Lickel, B. (2016). Climate change and disasters: how framing affects justifications for giving or withholding aid to disaster victims. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(1), 13-20.

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

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.

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 Outlets. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 15, 43-51.

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., Walton, S., Stephenson, J., Rees, D., Scott, M., King, G., Williams, J. & Wooliscroft, B. (2016). Emerging energy transitions: PV uptake beyond subsidies. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 117, 138–150.

Ford, R., Stephenson, J., & McCulloch, M. (2016). Collective prosumerism, smart grids, and demand flexibility. BEHAVE, 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency, Coimbra, 8-9 September 2016.

Ford, R., Karlin, B. & McPherson Frantz, C. (2016) Evaluating Energy Culture: Identifying and validating measures for behaviour-based energy interventions . In 2016 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Amsterdam.

Karlin, B., Kaufman, J., Lupkin, L., & Ford, R. (2016). Empowering energy action: A theoretical model and implications for programmes. BEHAVE, 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency, Coimbra, 8-9 September 2016.

Scott, M. G., McCarthy, A., Ford, R., Stephenson, J., & Gorrie, S. (2016). Evaluating the impact of energy interventions: home audits vs. community events. Energy Efficiency,9(6), 1221-1240.

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

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.


Ford, R., Stephenson, J., Scott, M., Williams, J., Rees, D., & Wooliscroft, B. (2015). Keen on EVs: Kiwi perspectives on electric vehicles, and opportunities to stimulate uptake. Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago. ISBN 978-0-9941219-6-7.

Karlin, B., Ford, R., & Zinger, J., (2015). The Effects of Feedback on Energy Conservation: A Meta-Analysis. Psychological Bulletin.

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., 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., 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.

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.

Li, Y., Gao, J., Enkavi, A. Z., Zaval, L., Weber, E. U., & Johnson, E. J. (2015). Sound credit scores and financial decisions despite cognitive aging. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(1), 65-69.

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.

Stephenson, J., Barton, B., Carrington, C., Doering, A., Ford, R., Hopkins, D., Lawson, R., McCarthy, A., Rees, D., Scott, M., Thorsnes, P., Walton, S., Williams, J., & Wooliscroft, B. (2015). The energy cultures framework: Exploring the role of norms, practices and material culture in shaping energy behaviour in New Zealand. Energy Research & Social Science, 7, 117-123.

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., Li, Y., Johnson, E. J., & Weber, E. U. (2015). Complementary contributions of fluid and crystallized intelligence to decision making across the life span. In Aging and Decision Making (pp. 149-168).


Ford, R., Sumavsk, O., Clarke, A., & Thorsnes, P. (2014). Personalized Energy Priorities: A User-Centric Application for Energy Advice. In Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design for Everyday Life Applications and Services, 542-553. Springer International Publishing.

Ford, R., Stephenson, J., Scott, M., Williams, J., Wooliscroft, B., King, G., & Miller, A. (2014). Photovoltaic (PV) Uptake in NZ: The story so far. Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago. ISBN 978-0-473-29925-5.

Ford, R., Penn, J., Liu, Y. C., Nixon, K., Cronje, W., & McCulloch, M. (2014). User-Centred Design of an Audio Feedback System for Power Demand Management. In Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design for Everyday Life Applications and Services (pp. 530-541). Springer International Publishing.

Ford, R., Doering, A., & Stephenson, J. (2014). Transport Transitions in New Zealand: A scoping study. Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago. ISBN 9-780-473-27690-4.

Ford, R., Stephenson, J., Brown, N., & Stiehler, W. (2014). Energy Transitions: Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS). Centre for Sustainability. ISBN 978-0-473-27692-8; 978-0-473-27691-1.

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

Karlin, B., Murphy, C., & Ahu, K., (2014). Exploring a New Model of Global Citizenship: An Evaluation of the Fourth
Estate Leadership Summit. eScholarship. Sacramento, CA. Retrieve at https://escholarship.org/uc/item/31p7844m

Karlin, B., Penzenstadler, B., & Cook, A. (2014). Pumping up the Citizen Muscle Bootcamp: Improving User Experience in Online Learning. Proceedings of the 2014 Human Computer Interaction (HCII) Conference. Crete, Greece: ACM.

Karlin, B. (2014). Residential Energy Feedback: Research, Technology, and Potential for the Informed Home (Doctoral dissertation, UC Irvine)

King, G., Stephenson, J., & Ford, R. (2014). PV in Blueskin: Drivers, barriers and enablers of uptake of household photovoltaic systems in the Blueskin communities, Otago, New Zealand. Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. ISBN 978-0-473-29447-2.

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).

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

Swete-Kelly, D., Walton, S., Ford, R., Doering, A., & Gabriel, C (2014). Lighting Vanuatu – Independent Evaluation Plan. Report for AusAID as part of the Independent Completion review of AusAID’s Lighting Vanuatu project.

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.


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.

Ford, R., McCulloch, M., Helfer, T., & Surrall, S. (2013). Suricatta: A platform to model smart grid technologies in the distribution system. In Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT EUROPE), 2013 4th IEEE/PES (pp. 1-5). IEEE.

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

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

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

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. & 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. (2013). Beyond kWh: A New Tool for Assessing Behavior-Based Energy Interventions. Report prepared for the International Energy Agency Demand Side Management Program (IEA-DSM) Task 24-Behaviour Change in DSM.


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

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

Karlin, B. & Matthew, R. (2012). Kony 2012 and the Mediatization of Child Soldiers. Peace 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 Children. Proceedings of ISA ’12: International Studies Association: San Diego, CA: ISAnet.


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.

Karlin, B. & Johnson, J.S. (2011). Measuring Impact: The Importance of Evaluation for Documentary Film Campaigns. M/C Journal 14(6).

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.