Macalester College

Prof. Christie ManningChristie Manning

Assistant Professor (NTT) of Environmental Studies and Psychology

Dr. Christie Manning has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Biological Psychology from the University of Minnesota.  Her research and teaching explore the cognitive, social and situational factors that influence people’s behavioral and lifestyle choices and how these choices positively or negatively impact social and ecological systems.  She is particularly interested in people’s cognitive and emotional response to information about climate change.  Christie conducts yearly survey studies on Minnesotans’ attitudes toward sustainability and ecological behavior, collecting data at the State Fair in collaboration with fellow Psychologists at the University of St. Thomas. Christie is the co-editor of the forthcoming volume Psychology and Climate Change: Human Perceptions, Impacts and Responses; co-author of the textbook, Psychology for Sustainability (4th edition), and co-author of the April 2017 review article in Science, Beyond the Roots of Human Inaction, along with an annotated version in "Science in the Classroom".

In her non-work life, Christie is an avid biker, both for recreation and commuting.

My CV is available as a PDF document here.