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Associate Professor • Department Chair
Environmental Studies • Director of ENVS



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Affiliated Departments

University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC)


  • PhD (Psychology) Vanderbilt University
  • MS (Psychology) Vanderbilt University
  • BA (Psychology) Transylvania University 

Research Interests

  • Human decision making and behavior
  • Adaptation to environmental stress
  • Migration
  • Pro-environmental behavior
  • Quantitative social science methods


Amanda Carrico is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist with an interest in the behavioral dimensions of environmental conservation and adaptation to environmental change. Dr. Carrico draws on mixed methods from the fields of psychology (home discipline), sociology, demography, and economics with a focus on quantitative methods. Her current projects are exploring how environmental stress shape migration and processes of adaptation to water scarcity in agricultural communities. Currently, her research work is situated in the United States, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.  

A Note to Prospective Graduate Students

Amanda Carrico is currently accepting graduate students.

A Note to Prospective ENVS Honors Undergraduate Students

The Environment and Behavior Lab is not currently accepting honors students