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.

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. (in press). How to encourage pro-environmental behaviors without crowding out public support for climate policies. Behavioral Science and Policy.
  • Raimi, K. T. (2021). Public perceptions of geoengineering. Current Opinion in Psychology, 42, 66-70. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.03.012
  • 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