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Assistant Professor

Office: SEEC S201

Affiliated Departments

University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC)
Center for Science and Technology and Policy Research

Research Interests

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


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


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 draw 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 Propsective Graduate Students

Amanda Carrico currently is accepting graduate students.

A Note to Prospective ENVS Honors Undergraduate Students

The Environment and Behavior Lab welcomes honors students who are interested in projects having to do with environmental behavior, environmental values, and public communication strategies. We are actively looking for an honors student who is interested in understanding how environmental conservation campaign have changed in the last 50-70 years, and how these changes might shape adoption of conservation behavior.