Adam Pearson

Adam Pearson is an experimental psychologist and associate professor of psychology at Pomona College and a member of the Graduate Faculty in the School of Social Science, Policy, and Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University. He received a B.S. in Biology from Cornell University, and M.S., M.Phil, and Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University. His research explores social psychological factors that shape public engagement with climate change, environmental decision making, risk perception, and collective action. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and has received early career awards from the American Psychological Association and the Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology. His research has been featured in synthesis reports by the US National Academies, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report, and in legal cases, and has appeared in a wide range of media outlets such as TIME, The Boston Globe, FiveThirtyEight, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal.