Heather Barnes Truelove
Office: Buttrick 162
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240
Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment and Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation
- Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
- M.A., General Psychology, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
- B.S., Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
- Adjunct Faculty, Hamilton Holt School, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, 2008-2009
- Adjunct Faculty, Psychology Department, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, 2004-2005
- Social psychology of proenvironmental behavior
- Attitudes, beliefs and perceptions of energy sources (especially nuclear)
- Climate change beliefs and risk perceptions
- Influences on performance of individual behaviors that mitigate climate change
- Household and farmer water and energy use behaviors in Sri Lanka
- Stakeholder understanding, attitudes and support for nuclear power and other energy sources
- Collaborators: Chuck Powers, Mike Greenberg (Rutgers University), Marc Weiner (Rutgers University), Joanna Burger (Rutgers University)
- Funding support: DOE grant to CRESP
- Comparative life cycle assessment of nuclear and coal electricity generation
- Collaborators: Lanka Thabrew, Bethany Smith, David Kosson, Ray Wymer, Jim Clarke, George Hornberger, Chuck Powers
- Water, energy, and behavior in a changing climate in Sri Lanka
- Collaborators: Lanka Thabrew, Amanda Carrico, George Hornberger, Jim Fraser, Jonathan Gilligan
- Tailored communication approach for changing energy behaviors
- Collaborators: Amanda Carrico, Ken Wallston, Patti Marshman-Goldblatt (Cause Connections), Ken Shore (Blue Chip), Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez (Human Dimensions Research Associates)
- Influences on household and travel-related energy behaviors
- Collaborators: Craig Parks (Washington State University), Jeff Joireman (Washington State University), Blythe Duell (Southeastern Oklahoma State University)
Greenberg, M., & Truelove, H. B. (in press). Right answers and right-wrong answers: Sources of information influencing knowledge of nuclear-related information. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.
Joireman, J., Truelove, H. B., & Duell, B. (in press). Effect of outdoor temperature, heat primes, and anchoring on belief in global warming. Journal of Environmental Psychology.
Truelove, H. B., & Joireman, J. (2009). Understanding the relationship between Christian orthodoxy and environmentalism: The mediating role of perceived environmental consequences. Environment and Behavior, 41, 806-820.
Joireman, J., Posey, D., Truelove, H. B., & Parks, C. (2009). The environmentalist who cried drought: Reactions to repeated warnings about depleting resources under conditions of uncertainty. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29, 181-192.
Manuscripts Under Review
Truelove, H. B. (2010). The role of efficacy in intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Self-efficacy, response efficacy, collective efficacy and collective response efficacy. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Greenberg, M., & Truelove, H. B. (2010). Energy choices and perceived risks: Is it just global warming and fear of a nuclear power plant accident? Manuscript submitted for publication.
Truelove, H. B., & Greenberg, M. (2010). Preferences for government investment in energy programs: Support for new energy production vs. energy conservation. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Truelove, H. B., & Parks, C. D. (2009). Perceptions of behaviors that cause and mitigate global warming. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Truelove, H. B., & Parks, C. (February 2009). Global warming (mis)perceptions. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Tampa, FL.
Truelove, H. B., & Parks, C. (June 2008). Will you do 10 things to stop global warming? Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Chicago, IL.
Truelove, H. B., & Joireman, J. (February, 2008). Why are Christians less environmental? The mediating role of awareness of environmental consequences. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Albuquerque, NM.
Truelove, H. B., Joireman, J., Posey, D., Spencer, A., & Hoffer, N. (July 2007). The End is Near: The Impact of Anchors, Warnings, and Consideration of Future Consequences on Consumption in a Resource Dilemma. International Conference on Social Dilemmas. Seattle, WA.