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Kaitlin Raimi

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Kaitlin Raimi is an Assistant Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She studies how social motivations promote or prevent sustainable behaviors, especially those related to climate change. She particularly interested in how people compare their own beliefs and behaviors to those of other people, how the desire to make a good impression can influence people to mitigate climate change, and how one adopting one sustainable behavior affects subsequent environmental decisions. Raimi also has ongoing work on how different ways of framing climate change affect people's attitudes to climate policy, including whether learning about new technologies to combat climate change might affect support for regulatory mitigation policies. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment and Climate Change Research Network at Vanderbilt University. She received a BA in psychology from Tufts University, and an MA and PhD in Social Psychology from Duke University.