Dr. Katherine M. Lacasse

Department, Office, or School
Department of Psychology
  • Associate Professor
photo of Katherine Lacasse

Education

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

Selected Publications

Lacasse, K. (in press). Can’t hurt, might help: Examining the spillover effects from purposefully adopting a new pro-environmental behavior. Environment & Behavior.

Beckage, B., Gross, L., Lacasse, K., Carr, E., Metcalf, S., Winter, J., Howe, P., Fefferman, N., Frank, T., Zia, A., Kinzig, A., & Hoffman, F. (2018).Linking models of human behavior and climate alters projected climate change. Nature Climate Change, 8, 79–84.

Lacasse, K. (2017). Going with your gut: How William James' theory of emotions brings insights to risk perception and decision making research. New Ideas in Psychology, 46, 1-7.

Lacasse, K. (2016). Don't be satisfied, identify! Strengthening positive spillover by connecting pro-environmental behaviors to an "environmentalist" label. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 48, 149-158.

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. 

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., & 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.​

Specializations

Research: Behavior & Attitude Change, Environmental Sustainability, Risk-Perception and Decision-Making, Socio-Environmental Systems, Emotions as Motivators, Intergroup Relations

Teaching: Social Psychology, Research Methods, Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Internships in Psychology, Psychology of Environmental Issues​