Research Interests



Conservation Behavior

    •    Causes: personality, attitudes, and values
    •    Context and social identity

Health Behavior

    •    Persuasive messages
    •    Effective communication based on culture

Politics & Policy

    •    Cooperative behavior
    •    Collective action problems




Google Scholar


CV (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.

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.

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.

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.

Under Review

Brick, C. & Lewis, G. J. Environment and Behavior.

Brick, C., McCully, S. N., Updegraff, J. A., & Sherman, D. K. Medical Decision Making.

Binning, K. R., Brick, C., Cohen, G. L., & Sherman, D. K. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Working Papers on my CV (see left).


Ph.D. Candidate with Dr. David Sherman, UC Santa Barbara                  

2012   M.A. Social Psychology, UC Santa Barbara

2004  B.A. Psychology, Reed College, Oregon

Selected Honors




2014  SPSP/EASP Summer School Fellowship

2013  Graduate Fellowship in Psychology, Environment, and Public Policy

2013  NIDCR Building Bridges Award, APS Convention 2013

2013  Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Santa Barbara

2010  Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation