Janet Swim

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Psychology

Research Summary

I use correlational and experimental research to study how people make sense of and choose to respond to social and environmental problems in order to facilitate individual and collective participation in creating conditions where all may live more harmoniously with other people and the planet now and in the future.  This year we are studying how time spent in nature can change the way people view themselves and their relation with nature, implications of different ways of understanding our interdependence with nature on how we view our relationship with animals and nature, and the ways that our emotions are related to the way we communicate about environmental problems and whether we behave sustainably.

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Recent Publications

Empathic choices for animals versus humans: the role of choice context and perceived cost

Cameron, C. D., Lengieza, M. L., Hadjiandreou, E., Swim, J. K. & Chiles, R. M., 2022, In: Journal of Social Psychology. 162, 1, p. 161-177 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Testing the Differential Effects of Death Anxiety and Death Reflection on Proenvironmental Outcomes

Guerriero, J. G. & Swim, J. K., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Translational Issues in Psychological Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Ecotourism, eudaimonia, and sustainability insights

Lengieza, M. L., Hunt, C. A. & Swim, J. K., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Ecotourism.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Psychological Science in the Wake of COVID-19: Social, Methodological, and Metascientific Considerations

Rosenfeld, D. L., Balcetis, E., Bastian, B., Berkman, E. T., Bosson, J. K., Brannon, T. N., Burrow, A. L., Cameron, C. D., Chen, S., Cook, J. E., Crandall, C., Davidai, S., Dhont, K., Eastwick, P. W., Gaither, S. E., Gangestad, S. W., Gilovich, T., Gray, K., Haines, E. L., Haselton, M. G., & 32 othersHaslam, N., Hodson, G., Hogg, M. A., Hornsey, M. J., Huo, Y. J., Joel, S., Kachanoff, F. J., Kraft-Todd, G., Leary, M. R., Ledgerwood, A., Lee, R. T., Loughnan, S., MacInnis, C. C., Mann, T., Murray, D. R., Parkinson, C., Pérez, E. O., Pyszczynski, T., Ratner, K., Rothgerber, H., Rounds, J. D., Schaller, M., Silver, R. C., Spellman, B. A., Strohminger, N., Swim, J. K., Thoemmes, F., Urganci, B., Vandello, J. A., Volz, S., Zayas, V. & Tomiyama, A. J., Mar 2022, In: Perspectives on Psychological Science. 17, 2, p. 311-333 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Promoting systems thinking and pro-environmental policy support through serious games

Sajjadi, P., Bagher, M. M., Myrick, J., Guerriero, J. G., White, T. S., Klippel, A. & Swim, J. K., Oct 2022, In: Frontiers in Environmental Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Not out of MY bank account! Science messaging when climate change policies carry personal financial costs

Swim, J. K., Geiger, N. & Guerriero, J. G., 2022, In: Thinking and Reasoning. 28, 3, p. 346-374 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

OK Boomer: A decade of generational differences in feelings about climate change

Swim, J. K., Aviste, R., Lengieza, M. L. & Fasano, C. J., Mar 2022, In: Global Environmental Change. 73, 102479.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

How do I feel when I think about taking action? Hope and boredom, not anxiety and helplessness, predict intentions to take climate action

Geiger, N., Swim, J. K., Gasper, K., Fraser, J. & Flinner, K., Aug 2021, In: Journal of Environmental Psychology. 76, 101649.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Using the three-pillar model of sustainability to understand lay reactions to climate policy: A multilevel approach

Geiger, N., Swim, J. K. & Benson, L., Dec 2021, In: Environmental Science and Policy. 126, p. 132-141 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Diminished Public Self-Awareness in Nature Contributes to the Positive Effects of Contact with Nature on Connectedness to Nature

Lengieza, M. L. & Swim, J. K., Sep 2021, In: Ecopsychology. 13, 3, p. 210-218 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Effects of post-trip eudaimonic reflections on affect, self-transcendence and philanthropy

Lengieza, M. L., Swim, J. K. & Hunt, C. A., Jan 1 2021, In: Service Industries Journal. 41, 5-6, p. 285-306 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The Paths to Connectedness: A Review of the Antecedents of Connectedness to Nature

Lengieza, M. L. & Swim, J. K., Nov 4 2021, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 12, 763231.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Indigenous Alaskan and mainstream identification explain the link between perceived discrimination and acculturative stress

Mallett, R. K., Patrianakos, J. & Swim, J., 2021, In: Journal of Social Psychology. 161, 5, p. 593-607 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The Greta Thunberg Effect: Familiarity with Greta Thunberg predicts intentions to engage in climate activism in the United States

Sabherwal, A., Ballew, M. T., van der Linden, S., Gustafson, A., Goldberg, M. H., Maibach, E. W., Kotcher, J. E., Swim, J. K., Rosenthal, S. A. & Leiserowitz, A., Apr 2021, In: Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 51, 4, p. 321-333 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Policy attributes, perceived impacts, and climate change policy preferences

Swim, J. K. & Geiger, N., Oct 2021, In: Journal of Environmental Psychology. 77, 101673.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review