Portfolio Category: Research Affiliates

Abel Gustafson

Abel Gustafson’s research develops more effective strategies for communicating science topics to the public. He has published research on how emotions, portrayals of uncertainty, motivated reasoning, and cumulative advantage each influence the ways in which different types of people respond to information about sustainability and sustainable tech. At the Yale Program for Climate Change Communication, Abel…
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Matthew Ballew

Matt specializes in social psychology, survey research, and data analysis. His research interests focus on attitudes, emotions, social influence, and environmental communication. He has researched the effects of different emotions on environmentally responsible behavior including the extent to which positive emotion-based communications impact behavior relative to negative emotion-based communications. As a Postdoctoral Associate, he assists…
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David Sleeth-Keppler

David Sleeth-Keppler is an associate professor of sustainable marketing at Humboldt State University (a California State University) and Senior Consultant at Strategic Business Insights, where he supports commercial, non-profit and government research, strategy, and communication projects with social science insights. Much of his focus in recent years has been on finding ways to engage more…
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Matthew Goldberg

Matthew is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. He is an expert in the social psychological subfields of attitudes and persuasion, motivated reasoning, and ideology. His research has focused on defensiveness and the methods by which people defend their beliefs. He has investigated several factors that influence belief defense such…
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