Core faculty

Kaitlin T. Raimi

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Kaitlin Raimi is an associate professor of public policy at the Ford School. As a social/environmental psychologist, her interests center on how individuals can promote or prevent sustainable behaviors and policies. She has three broad areas of research: (1) how people compare their own beliefs and behaviors to others, (2) how adopting one pro-environmental behavior affects later action, and (3) how climate change communication affects people’s understanding, behaviors, and support for climate policies and technologies. Before joining the Ford School completed a PhD in social psychology from Duke University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy & Environment.

Learn more on Raimi's personal website.

Educational Background

  • Post-doctoral fellowship, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy & Environment
  • MA and PhD in social psychology, Duke University
  • BA in psychology, Tufts University

Professional Affiliations

Member: American Psychological Association Division 34, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Association for Psychological Science, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, International Association of Applied Psychology

Recent Publications

  • Raimi, K. T. & Jongman-Sereno, K. P. (2020). General belief superiority (GBS): Personality, motivation, and interpersonal relations. Self and Identity, 19, 546-571. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2019.1640785
  • Raimi, K. T., Wolske, K. W., Hart, P. S., & Campbell-Arvai, V. (2020). The Aversion to Tampering with Nature Scale (ATN): Individual differences in (dis)comfort with altering the natural world. Risk Analysis, 40, 638-656. doi: 10.1111/risa.13414
  • Raimi, K. T., Maki, A., Dana, D., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (2019). Framing of geoengineering affects support for climate change mitigation. Environmental Communication, 13, 300-319. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2019.1575258