- Environmental/Conservation Psychology
- Social Psychology
I focus on the psychology of environmental problems. Broadly, I study the gap between what we know is good for us and the natural environment, and what we actually do. I design quantitative laboratory, survey, and field studies on attitudes and behavior in social contexts. For example, social identities such as political affiliation and motivations such as the desire to feel good about ourselves can predict responses to persuasive messages and collective problems.
Faculty member, Water Behavior & Policy Group, UCSB
The Santa Barbara Independent. Walking the environmental walk.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio One: Psychology of water conservation
Ecology.com: Do you have an eco personality?
Southern California Public Radio: Drought: The psychology of why people aren't saving water
Brick, C., McCully, S. N., Updegraff, J. A., Ehret, P. J., Areguin, M., & Sherman, D. K. (in press). The impact of cultural exposure and message framing on oral health behavior: Exploring the role of message memory. Medical Decision Making. PDF
Binning, K. R., Brick, C., Cohen, G. L., & Sherman, D. K. (2015). Going along versus getting it right: The role of self-integrity in political conformity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 56, 73-88. PDF
Brick, C., & Lewis, G. J. (e-pub ahead of print). Unearthing the “green” personality: Core traits predict environmentally friendly behavior. Environment and Behavior. PDF
Updegraff, J. A., Brick, C., Emanuel, A. S., Mintzer, R. E., & Sherman, D. K. (2014). Message framing for oral health: Moderation by perceived susceptibility and motivational orientation in a diverse sample of Americans. Health Psychology. PDF
Finez, L., Sherman, D. K., & Brick, C. (2014). Affirmations. In R. C. Eklund & G. Tenenbaum (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sport and exercise psychology (pp. 23-4). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. PDF
Brick, C., Seely, D. L., & Palermo, T. M. (2010). Association between sleep hygiene and sleep quality in medical students. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 8(2), 113–121. PDF
Canseco-Gonzalez, E., Brehm, L., Brick, C., Brown-Schmidt, S., Fischer, K., & Wagner, K. (2010). Carpet or cárcel: the effect of age of acquisition and language mode on bilingual lexical access. Language and Cognitive Processes, 25(5), 669-705. PDF
Working papers on my CV (see left)