As a Postdoctoral researcher, my focus lies in exploring the intricate dynamics of motivational and affective processes related to engagement with diverse subjects, particularly those pertaining to science and climate change. My current work revolves focuses on engagement with the climate crisis, and builds on my previous work on engagement with science, with a focus on individual interest.
In one of my ongoing studies, I investigate the communication patterns concerning climate change within parent-child dyads. Through this study, we strive to comprehend how parents talk to their children about climate change, with a focus on emotions: What emotions do children express concerning climate change and how can parents aid children in coping with these emotions?
I am also working on projects that focus on mapping psychological predictors of climate change engagement (e.g., information seeking, behavioral tasks). Here, we aim to identify factors that influence individuals’ engagement with climate change, ultimately enhancing our understanding of the drivers behind pro-environmental behaviors.
Through these and other projects, I aim to contribute valuable insights to the field, fostering a greater understanding of the complex interplay between motivation, affect, and engagement with societaly relevant subjects such as the climate crisis.