I research the psychology of responses to society-level problems such as climate change. I use motivations and social identities to build quantitative laboratory, survey, and field studies on communication and behavior in social contexts, and design effective messaging to boost comprehension and quality decision making.
I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, and a By-Fellow of Churchill College, both at the University of Cambridge, UK. I completed a PhD in Social Psychology at University of California Santa Barbara, and taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Hamilton College, NY.
Researcher, Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab
Researcher, Water, Behavior, & Policy Group, UCSB
Ford, H., Brick, C., Blaufuss, K., & Dekens, P. S. (2018). Gender inequity in speaking opportunities at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Nature Communications, 9(1), 1358. doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03809-5 open access PDF
Busic-Sontic, A., & Brick, C. (2018). Personality trait effects on green household installations. Collabra: Psychology, 4(1), 8. doi.org/10.1525/collabra.120 open access PDF
Voisin, D., Brick, C., Valleé, B., & Pascual, A. (2018). When stereotype threat does not impair performance, self-affirmation can be harmful. Self & Identity. doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2018.1454339 PDF
Brick, C., Sherman, D. K., & Kim, H. S. (2017). "Green to be seen" and "brown to keep down": Visibility moderates the effect of identity on pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology. PDF; Supplement
Brick, C., & Lewis, G. J. (2016). Unearthing the “green” personality: Core traits predict environmentally friendly behavior. Environment and Behavior. PDF
Brick, C., McCully, S. N., Updegraff, J. A., Ehret, P. J., Areguin, M., & Sherman, D. K. (2016). 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
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
The Guardian. Women not getting a fair say at academic conferences.
Psychology Today. Beyond the bystander effect.
The Atlantic. How vanity could save the planet.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio One. Psychology of water conservation.
Psychology of Sustainability; Environmental Psychology; Health Psychology; Social Psychology; Introduction to Psychology; Senior Thesis
2017 Pitch Competition for Early Career Social Scientists, 1st place, University of Cambridge
2013 Graduate Fellowship in Psychology, Environment, and Public Policy
2013 Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Santa Barbara