Associate Professor Taciano L. Milfont
Reader in Environmental Psychology
His publications have appeared in top academic outlets, including Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Global Environmental Change, PLoS ONE and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Taciano is also a member of the Advisory Board and researcher of the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study, a longitudinal national probability panel survey of social attitudes, personality and health outcomes of more than 60,000 New Zealanders.
Culture; Environment Issues; Environmental Risks; Psychology
environmental psychology; applied social psychology
Taciano have many research interests, from cross-cultural and longitudinal research methods, psychometrics, replications and survey designs to broad applications of psychological science to environmental and social issues. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on these topics.
Bain, P. G., Milfont, T. L., Kashima, Y., Bilewicz, M., Doron, G., Garðarsdóttir, R. B., … & Saviolidis, N. M. (2016). Co-benefits of addressing climate change can motivate action around the world. Nature Climate Change, 6, 154-157.
Milfont, T. L., Bain, P. G., Kashima, Y., Corral-Verdugo, V., Pasquali, C., Johansson, L.-O., … & Einarsdóttir, G. (2018). On the relation between social dominance orientation and environmentalism: A 25-nation study. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9, 802-814.
Milfont, T. L., Richter, I., Sibley, C. G., Wilson, M. S., & Fischer, R. (2013). Environmental consequences of the desire to dominate and be superior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1127-1138
Klein, R. A., Vianello, M., Hasselman, F., Adams, B. G., Adams, R. B., Alper, S., … Milfont, T. L., … , & Nosek, B. A. (2018). Many labs 2: Investigating variation in replicability across sample and setting. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1, 443-490.
Sibley, C. G., Greaves, L., Satherley, N., Wilson, M., Lee, C., Milojev, P., ... Milfont, T. L., ... & Barlow, F. (in press). Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown on trust, attitudes towards government, and wellbeing. American Psychologist.
Thomson, R., Yuki, M., Talhelm, T., Schug, J., Kito, M., Ayanian, A., … Milfont, T. L., … & Visserman, M. L. (2018). Relational mobility predicts social behaviors in 39 countries and is tied to historical farming and threat. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 7521-7526.
Milfont, T. L., Abrahamse, W., & MacDonald, E. A. (2021). Scepticism of anthropogenic climate change: Additional evidence for the role of system-justifying ideologies. Personality and Individual Differences, 168. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2020.110237
Vilar, R., Milfont, T. L., & Sibley, C. G. (2020). The role of social desirability responding in the longitudinal relations between intention and behaviour. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 70. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2020.101457
Milfont, T. L., Thomson, R., & Yuki, M. (2020). Does relational mobility vary across national regions? A within-country examination. PLOS ONE, 15(7), e0235172. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0235172 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13787
Aley, J. P., Milfont, T. L., & Russell, J. C. (2020). The pest-management attitude (PMA) scale: A unidimensional and versatile assessment tool. Wildlife Research, 47(2), 166-176. doi:10.1071/WR19094