Jessica M. Nolan is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton. She studies environmental problems from a social dilemma perspective and is interested in how social norms and social sanctioning influence the adoption of green behaviors, as well as how laws influence social norms. She is also interested in normative belief change, omega change strategies, implicit connections with nature, and implicit prejudice.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods, Assessment
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- Schultz, P. W., Nolan, J. M., Cialdini, R. B., Goldstein, N. J., & Griskevicius, V. (2007). The constructive, destructive, and reconstructive power of social norms. Psychological Science, 18, 429-433.
- Nolan, J. M., Schultz, P. W. & Knowles, E. S. (2009). Using public service announcements to change behavior: No more money and oil down the drain. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39, 1035-1056.
- Nolan, J. M., Schultz, P. W., Cialdini, R. B., Goldstein, N. J., & Griskevicius, V. (2008). Normative social influence is underdetected. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 913-923.
- Nolan, J. M. (in press). The cognitive ripple of social norms communications. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations: Special Issue on Social Influence in Action.
- Nolan, J. M. (2010). "An Inconvenient Truth" increases knowledge, concern, and willingness to reduce greenhouse gases. Environment and Behavior.
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