Professor Taciano L. Milfont
His research has been funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand (Fast-Start Marsden Fund), National Science Challenges (Sustainable Seas, Biological Heritage, Resilience to Nature's Challenges), Australian Research Council (Discovery Project), and other funding agencies. And his publications have appeared in top outlets, including Nature journals (Communications, Climate Change, Sustainability, Human Behaviour), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Global Environmental Change, as well as in multiple top psychology journals.
He is 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 led by Professor Chris G. Sibley from the University of Auckland. And he has a very strong track-record in publishing with current/former students and helping them secure academic and non-academic positions.
Culture; Environment Issues; Environmental Risks; Psychology
[Environmental Psychology; Cross-Cultural 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 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on these topics.
Bago, B., Kovacs, M., Protzko, J., Nagy, T.,Kekecs, Z., Palfi, B., … Milfont, T. L., … & Aczel, B. (2022). Situational factors shape moral judgments in the trolley dilemma in Eastern, Southern, and Western countries in a culturally diverse sample. Nature Human Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-022-01319-5
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. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2814
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550617722832
Milfont, T. L., Zubielevitch, E., Milojev, P., & Sibley, C. G. (2021). Ten-year panel data confirm generation gap but climate beliefs increase at similar rates across ages. Nature Communications, 12, 4038. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24245-y
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167213490805
Sibley, C. G., Greaves, L., Satherley, N., Wilson, M., Lee, C., Milojev, P., ... Milfont, T. L., ... & Barlow, F. (2020). Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown on trust, attitudes towards government, and wellbeing. American Psychologist, 75, 618-630. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000662
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. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1713191115
Vilanova, F., Milfont, T. L., & Costa, A. B. (2022). A dual process social psychological model of corrupt intention and attitudes toward corrupt people. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000414
Hobbs, M., Milfont, T. L., Marek, L., Yogeeswaran, K., & Sibley, C. G. (2022). The environment an adult resides within is associated with their health behaviours, mental and physical health outcomes: A nationwide geospatial study. Social Science and Medicine, 114801. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.114801
Vilanova, F., Milfont, T. L., & Costa, A. B. (2022). A Dual Process Social Psychological Model of corrupt intention and attitudes toward corrupt people. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 31 pages. doi:10.1037/pspp0000414
Milfont, T. L., Osborne, D., & Sibley, C. G. (2022). Socio-political efficacy explains increase in New Zealanders’ pro-environmental attitudes due to COVID-19. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 79, 101751. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2021.101751
Duff, H., Vignoles, V. L., Becker, M., & Milfont, T. L. (2022). Self-construals and environmental values in 55 cultures. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 79, 101722. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2021.101722