Jennifer Cole
Graduate Student in Social Psychology
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Mentor: Dr. Leaf Van Boven

Education
BA, Psychology, Rice University, 2014
MEM, Energy and the Environment, Duke University, 2016
MA, Social Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder, expected 2019
PhD, Social Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder, expected 2021

Research Interests
Broadly I study the psychological processes of pro-environmental behavior and support for climate policy. Specifically, I focus on the role of social norms in support for climate policy, how people relate to and form relationships with nature, and how to motivate pro-environmental behavior. 

Publications & Presentations

Cole, J. & Van Boven, L. (2018). Who Else Cares About the Climate? The Role of Social Norms in Support for a Cap and Trade Policy. Poster to be presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Cole, J., & Van Boven, L. (2017). There's No "I" in Vote: The Role of Social Norms in Support for Climate Policy. Poster to be presented at the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Cole, J., & Van Boven, L. (2017). Who Else Cares About the Climate? The Role of Social Norms in Support for Climate Policy. Invited presentation at the Colorado Climate Retreat, Boulder, CO.

Cole, J., & Van Boven, L. (2017). Bridging the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Sustainability Preconference, San Antonio, TX.

Cole, J., Pay, B., Cohen, D., Davis, T., Lee, C., Wen, X., Zhang, Z., & Southwell, B. (2016). Evaluation of a Campus-Based Energy Conservation Competition How Weather Trumps a Financial Incentive​. Poster presented at the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference, Baltimore, MD.