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Katherine Lacasse

Horace Mann Hall (HM) 306
(401) 456-8015

Academic Background

B.A., Psychology, Providence College
M.A., Social Psychology, Clark University
Ph.D., Social Psychology, Clark University


Teaching: Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology, Psychology of Environmental Issues, Internship
Research: Self-perceptions, Attitude change, Emotions as motivators, Environmental sustainability, Intergroup relations


Lacasse, K. (in press). Going with your gut: How William James' theory of emotions brings insights to risk perception and decision making research. New Ideas in Psychology.

Lacasse, K. (2015). The importance of being green: The influence of green behaviors on Americans' political attitudes toward climate change. Environment & Behavior, 47, 754-781.

Campbell, M., & Lacasse, K. (2015). Sherif’s thoughts on social science and the social scientist: Theoretical and methodological considerations. In A. Dost-Gözkan & D. Sönmez Keith (Eds.), Norms, group, conflict, and social change: Rediscovering Muzafer Sherif's psychology. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction.

Laird, J., & Lacasse, K. (2014). Bodily influences on emotional feelings: Accumulating evidence and extensions of William James’ theory of emotion. Emotion Review, 6, 27-34.

Lacasse, K. (2013). Addressing the “go green” debate: Initiatives that encourage small green behaviors and their political spillover effects. The Journal of Science Policy & Governance, 3, 1-33.

Lacasse, K., & Forster, L. (2012). The war next door: Peace journalism in U.S. local and distant newspapers’ coverage of Mexico. Media, War & Conflict, 5, 223-237.

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