Carrie Armel, Ph.D.

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Current Research

  • Preparing an integrative review that identifies the most effective behavior change techniques from multiple disciplines so that they may be translated and applied to addressing climate change.
  • Developing climate-positive behavior change interventions.
  • Developing tools for measuring climate change relevant behaviors, for use in evaluating the efficacy of behavior change interventions, and in providing feedback to individuals.
  • Developing a "Behavior and Energy" website and literature database, which serves as a central repository for research on climate relevant behavior, and also serves as the official website for the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change conferences.
  • Publications

    Armel, K. C. (in preparation). Behavior and energy: A solutions-oriented approach on how an understanding of behavior can help address climate change and energy insecurity.

    Armel, C., Donnelly, K., Mokriam, P. (in preparation). Reducing energy demand through electricity measurement and feedback technologies. Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency White Paper, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

    Armel, K. C. (in preparation, invited by Environmental Law Review). Estimating greenhouse gas emissions for individual behaviors.

    Armel, K. C., Yan, K., & Robinson, T. N. (submitted to Climatic Change). Validation of the Stanford Climate Change Behavior (SCCB) Survey: Assessing greenhouse gas emissions-related behaviors in individuals and populations.

    Ian Karjbich, I., Armel, C., & Rangel, A. (in preparation). Visual attention drives the construction and comparison of values in simple economic choice.

    Chiba, A. A. and Armel, K. C. (in preparation). Neural underpinnings of the mere exposure effect.

    Balogh, J., Armel, C., & Cohen, M.H. (submitted; also published as an internal Nuance company publication). Preference for rapid reprompt as an error recovery strategy.

    Armel, K. C., Pulido, C., Wixted, J., Chiba, A. (accepted at Learning and Motivation). Forming preferences: Behavioral, facial electromyography, and preferential looking findings.

    Armel, K. C., Beaumel, A., & Rangel, A. (2008). Biasing simple choices by manipulating relative visual attention. Judgment and Decision Making, 3, 396–403.

    Armel, K. C. & Rangel, A. (2008). The impact of computation time and experience on decision values. American Economic Review, 98, 163-68.

    Armel, K. C. & Ramachandran, V. S. (2003). Projecting sensations to external objects: Evidence from skin conductance response. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological, 270, 1499-1506.
    (Mentions in the press: Science Magazine, Science Now, Telegraph News, Turkish Press)

    Armel, K. C. & Ramachandran, V. S. (1999). Acquired synesthesia in retinitis pigmentosa. Neurocase: Case Studies in Neuropsychology, Neuropsychiatry, & Behavioural Neurology, 5 (4), 293-296.

    Ramachandran, V. S., Armel, C., Foster, C., Stoddard, R. (1998). Object recognition can drive motion perception. Nature, 395 (6705), 852-853.

    Armel, K. C. (working paper). Characteristics and neural underpinnings of stimulus-specific predispositions (a review). (Regarding ‘hard-wired’ responses to affective cues.)

    © 2004 Antonio Rangel