Articles & Chapters

Climate Change & Sustainability

Pearson, A. R., Bacio, L. A., Naiman, S. M., Romero-Canyas, R., & Schuldt, J. P. (in press). Cultural determinants of climate change opinion: Familism predicts climate beliefs and policy support among US Latinos. Climatic Change. [link]

Ballew, M. T., Pearson, A. R., Schuldt, J. P, Kotcher, J. E., Maibach, E. W., Rosenthal, S. A., & Leiserowitz, A. (2021). Is the political divide on climate change narrower for people of color? Evidence from a decade of U.S. polling. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 77, 101680. [link]

Sabherwal, A., Pearson, A. R., & Sparkman, G. (2021). Anger consensus messaging can enhance expectations for collective action and support for climate mitigation. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 76, 101640. [link]

Pearson, A. R., Tsai, C. G., & Clayton, S. (2021). Ethics, morality, and the psychology of climate justice. Current Opinion in Psychology, 42, 36-42. [link]

van der Linden, S., Pearson, A. R., & Van Boven, L. (2021). Behavioural climate policy. Behavioural Public Policy, 5(4), 430-438. [link]

Ballew, M. T., Pearson, A. R., Goldberg, M. H., Rosenthal, S. A., & Leiserowitz, A. (2020). Does socioeconomic status moderate the political divide on climate change? The roles of education, income, and individualism. Global Environmental Change, 60, 102024. [link]

Lewis, Jr., N. A., Bravo, M., Naiman, S. M., Pearson, A. R., Romero-Canyas, R., Schuldt, J. P., & Song, H. (2020). Using qualitative approaches to improve quantitative inferences in environmental psychology. MethodsX, 7, 100943. [link]

Song, H., Lewis, N. A., Jr., Ballew, M. T., Bravo, M., Davydova, J., Gao, H. O., Garcia, R., Hiltner, S., Naiman, S. M., Pearson, A. R., Romero-Canyas, R., Schuldt, J. P. (2020). What counts as an “environmental” issue? Differences in issue conceptualization by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 68, 101404. [PDF]

Twenty Questions About Design Behavior for Sustainability, Report of the International Expert Panel on Behavioral Science for Design, New York, 2019. Nature Sustainability Report.  [Commentary]

Pearson, A. R., & Ballew, M. T. (2019). Conservation and the environment. In Oxford research encyclopedia of psychology. Oxford University Press. [link]

Pearson, A. R., & Schuldt, J. P., Romero-Canyas, R., Ballew, M. T., & Larson-Konar, D. (2018). Diverse segments of the US public underestimate the environmental concerns of minority and low-income Americans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 (49), 12429-12434. [link]  [Commentary by Dietz & Cameron]

Davydova, J., Pearson, A. R., Ballew, M. T., & Schuldt, J. P. (2018). Illuminating the link between perceived threat and control over climate change: The role of attributions for causation and mitigation. Climatic Change, 148, 45-59. PDF

Pearson, A. R., & Schuldt, J. P. (2018). A diversity science approach to climate change. In S. Clayton & C. Manning (Eds.), Psychology and climate change: Human perceptions, impacts, and responses (pp. 95-124). San Diego, CA: Elsevier. PDF

Pearson, A. R., & Schuldt, J. P. (2018). Climate change and intergroup relations: Psychological insights, synergies, and future prospects. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 21, 373-388. PDF

Pearson, A. R., & van der Linden, S. (2017). When does deprivation motivate future-oriented thinking? The case of climate change. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, 35-36. [link]

Pearson, A. R., Ballew, M. T., Naiman S., & Schuldt, J. P. (2017). Race, class, gender and climate change communication. In Oxford research encyclopedia of climate science. Oxford University Press. [link]

Schuldt, J. P., Pearson, A. R., Romero-Canyas, R., & Larson-Konar, D. (2017). Brief exposure to Pope Francis heightens moral beliefs about climate change. Climatic Change, 141, 167- 177. PDF

Pearson, A. R., Schuldt, J. P., & Romero-Canyas, R. (2016). Social climate science: A new vista for psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 632-650. PDF

Schuldt, J. P., & Pearson, A. R. (2016). The role of race and ethnicity in climate change polarization: Evidence from a U.S. national survey experiment. Climatic Change, 136,  495-505. PDF

Pearson, A. R., & Schuldt, J. P. (2015). Bridging climate communication divides: Beyond the partisan gap. Science Communication, 37, 805-812. PDF

Pearson, A. R., & Schuldt, J. P. (2014). Facing the diversity crisis in climate science. Nature Climate Change, 4, 1039-1042. PDF


Diversity & Intergroup Relations

Dovidio, J. F., Schellhaas, F. M. H., & Pearson, A. R. (2018). The role of attitudes in intergroup relations. In D. Albarracín, & B. T. Johnson (Eds.), The handbook of attitudes, Vol. 2: Applications (2nd ed.) (pp. 419-454). New York, NY: Routledge. PDF

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., Ufkes, E. G., Saguy, T., & Pearson, A. R. (2016). Included but invisible? Subtle bias, common identity, and the darker side of “we”. Social Issues and Policy Review, 10, 6-46. PDF

West, T. V., Pearson, A. R., & Stern, C. (2014). Anxiety perseverance in intergroup interaction: When incidental explanations backfire. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 825-843. PDF

West, T. V., Dovidio, J. F., & Pearson, A. R (2014). Accuracy and bias in perceptions of relationship interest for intergroup and intragroup roommates.  Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 235-242. PDF

Pearson, A. R., & Dovidio, J. F. (2014). Intergroup fluency: How processing experiences shape intergroup cognition and communication. In J. Forgas, J. Laszlo, & O. Vincze (Eds.), Social cognition and communication (pp. 101-120). New York: Psychology Press. PDF

Pearson, A. R., Dovidio, J. F., Phills, C, E., & Onyeador, I. N. (2013). Attitude-goal correspondence and interracial interaction: Implications for executive function and impression formation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 907-914. PDF

Dovidio, J. F., Johnson, J. D., Gaertner, S. L., Pearson, A. R., Saguy, T., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2010). Empathy and intergroup relations. In M. Mikulincer & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), Prosocial motives, emotion, and behavior (pp. 393-408). Washington, D.C.: APA. PDF

West, T. V., Pearson, A. R., Dovidio, J. F., Shelton, J. N., & Trail, T. E. (2009). Superordinate identity and intergroup roommate friendship development. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 1266-1272. PDF

Pearson, A. R., West, T. V., Dovidio, J. F., Powers, S. R., Buck, R., & Henning, R. A. (2008). The fragility of intergroup relations: Divergent effects of delayed audiovisual feedback in intergroup and intragroup interaction. Psychological Science, 19, 1272- 1279. PDF

Pratto, F., Pearson, A. R., Lee, I., & Saguy, T. (2008). Power dynamics in an experimental game. Social Justice Research, 21, 377-407. PDF

Dovidio, J. F., Pearson, A. R., & Orr, P. (2008). Social psychology and neuroscience: Strange bedfellows or a healthy marriage? Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11, 247-263. PDF

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., Pearson, A. R., & Riek, B. M. (2005). Social identities and social context: Social attitudes and personal well-being. In S. R. Thye & E. J. Lawler (Eds.), Advances in group processes: Social identification in groups (pp. 231-260). Oxford, U.K.: Elsevier. PDF


Prejudice, Stereotyping, & Discrimination

Dovidio, J. F., Pearson, A. R., Schellhaas, F. M. H., Gaertner, S. L., & Penner, L. A. (2020). Aversive racism and implicit bias.  In J. A. Krosnick, T. H. Stark, & A. L. Scott (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of implicit bias and racism. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Dovidio, J. F., Pearson, A. R., & Penner, L. A. (2019). Aversive racism, implicit bias, and microaggressions. In C. M. Capodilupo, K. L. Nadal, D. P. Rivera, D. W. Sue, & G. C. Torino (Eds.), Microaggression theory: Influence and implications. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. PDF

Dovidio, J. F., Schellhaas, F. M. H., & Pearson, A. R. (2019). Prejudice. In Oxford Research encyclopedia of psychology. Oxford University Press. [link]

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., & Pearson, A. R. (2017). Aversive racism and contemporary bias. In C. G. Sibley & F. K. Barlow (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of the psychology of prejudice (pp. 267-294). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. PDF

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., & Pearson, A. R. (2016). Racism among the well-intentioned: Bias without awareness. In A. G. Miller’s (Ed.), The social psychology of good and evil (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press. PDF

West, T. V., Pearson, A. R., Dovidio, J. F., Johnson, B. T., & Phills, C. E. (2014). Racial attitudes and visual cues in political judgments: Support for Obama during the 2008 Presidential Election. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20, 583-590. PDF

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., Penner, L. A., Pearson, A. R., & Norton, W. E. (2009). Aversive racism – How unconscious bias influences behavior: Implications for legal, employment, and health care contexts. In J. L. Chin (Ed.), Diversity in mind and in action (pp. 21-37). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. PDF

Pearson, A. R., Dovidio, J. F., & Gaertner, S. L. (2009). The nature of contemporary prejudice: Insights from aversive racism. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3, 314-338. PDF

Dovidio, J. F., Pearson, A. R., Gaertner, S. L., & Hodson, G. (2008). On the nature of contemporary prejudice: From subtle bias to severe consequences. In V. M. Esses & R. A. Vernon (Eds.), Explaining the breakdown of ethnic relations: Why neighbors kill (pp. 41-60). Malden, MA: Blackwell. PDF

Pearson, A. R., Dovidio, J. F., & Pratto, F. (2007). Racial prejudice, intergroup hate, and blatant and subtle bias of Whites toward Blacks in legal decision making in the United States. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 7, 145-158.

Smith-McLallen, A., Johnson, B. T., Dovidio, J. F., & Pearson, A. R. (2006). Black and white: The role of color bias in implicit race bias. Social Cognition, 24, 46-73.  PDF

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., & Pearson, A. R. (2005). On the nature of prejudice: The psychological foundations of hate. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), The psychology of hate (pp. 211-234). Washington, D.C.: APA. PDF

Dovidio, J. F., ten Vergert, M., Stewart, T. L., Gaertner, S. L., Johnson, J. D., Esses, V. M., Riek, B. M., & Pearson, A. R. (2004). Perspective and prejudice: Antecedents and mediating mechanisms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 1537-1549. PDF


Upcoming & Recent Talks

Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, Oct. 2021

BECC 2021, Building Diverse Climate Coalitions (with Corinne Tsai), Nov. 2021

Building Diverse Climate Coalitions: The Pitfalls and Promise of Identity-Based Messaging (with Corinne Tsai). SPSP Sustainability Pre-conference, Feb. 10th, 2021. Best Paper Award

How Second-Order Beliefs about Racial and Ethnic Groups Predict Support for Environmental Policy (with Emily La, Jon Schuldt, and Rainer Romero-Canyas). SPSP Sustainability Pre-conference, Feb. 10th, 2021

APA Div 34 Early Career Award Interview, Aug. 2020

UC Irvine, Social Lunch Colloquium, March, 2020

Pomona Humanities Studio, Weird Science Colloquium, Nov. 2019

International Association for Conflict Management, Dublin, Ireland, July 2019

Claremont Graduate University, Social Social, Feb. 2019

SPSP Group Processes & Intergroup Relations Pre-Conference, Feb. 2019

Society for Risk Analysis, Presidential Keynote, Dec. 2018

WZB Berlin Social Science Center. Berlin, Germany. Colloquium, Oct. 2018