Christopher Wolsko

Assistant Professor, Psychology
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Office: 541-322-3182

Tykeson Hall

Tykeson Hall 302E

1500 SW Chandler Avenue

1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, Oregon 97702
Credentials: 
Ph.D. Social Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A. Social Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder
B.S. Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Office: Graduate & Research Center 236

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Research/Career Interests: 

Research

Ecopsychology
Self, identity, and social comparison
Stereotyping, prejudice, and intergroup relations
Sociocultural construction of mental and behavioral health

Representative Publications

Wolsko, C., Marino, E., Doherty, T., Fisher, S., Goodwin, B., Green, A., et al. (2016). Systems of access: A multidisciplinary strategy for assessing the social dimensions of sustainability. Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy, 12(1), 88-100.

Marino, E., Wolsko, C., Keys, S. G., & Pennavaria, L. (2016). A culture gap in the United States: Implications for policy on limiting access to firearms for suicidal persons. Journal of Public Health Policy, 37(1), 110-121.

Wolsko, C., Ariceaga, H., & Seiden, J. (2016). Red, white, and blue enough to be green: Effects of moral framing on climate change attitudes and conservation behaviors. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 65, 7-19.

Lardon, C.*, Wolsko, C.*, Trickett, E., Henry, D., & Hopkins, S. (2016). Assessing health in an Alaska Native cultural context: The Yup’ik wellness survey. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22(1), 126-136.

Bersamin, A., Wolsko, C., Luick, B., Boyer, B., Lardon, C., Hopkins, S. Stern, J.S., & Zidenberg-Cherr, S. (2014). Enculturation, perceived stress, and physical activity: Implications for metabolic risk among the Yup’ik – The Center for Alaska Native Health Research Study. Ethnicity & Health, 19(3), 255-269.

Wolsko, C., & Lindberg, K. (2013). Experiencing connection with nature: The matrix of psychological well-being, mindfulness, and outdoor recreation. Ecopsychology, 5(2), 80-91.

Wolsko, C., & Hoyt., K. (2012). Employing the restorative capacity of nature: Pathways to practicing ecotherapy among mental health professionals. Ecopsychology, 4(1), 10-24.

Wolsko, C., Lardon, C., Hutchison, S., & Ruppert, E. (2006). Conceptions of wellness among the Yup’ik of the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta: The vitality of social and natural connection. Ethnicity & Health, 11(4), 345-363.

Wolsko, C., Park, B., & Judd, C. M. (2006). Considering the Tower of Babel: Correlates of assimilation and multiculturalism among ethnic minority and majority groups in the United States. Social Justice Research, 19(3), 277-306.

Wolsko, C., Park, B., Jud, C. M., & Wittenbrink, B. (2000). Framing interethnic ideology: Effects of multicultural and color-blind perspectives on judgments of groups and individuals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78(4), 635-654.

Courses Taught: 

Social
Cultural
Personality
Conservation
Religion & Spirituality
Stereotyping & Prejudice
Advanced Social Research Methods

Biography

Courses

Social
Cultural
Personality
Conservation
Religion & Spirituality
Stereotyping & Prejudice
Advanced Social Research Methods

Research

Ecopsychology
Self, identity, and social comparison
Stereotyping, prejudice, and intergroup relations
Sociocultural construction of mental and behavioral health

Representative Publications

Wolsko, C., & Lindberg, K. (2013). Experiencing connection with nature: The matrix of psychological well-being, mindfulness, and outdoor recreation. Ecopsychology, 5(2), 80-91.

Bersamin, A., Wolsko, C., Luick, B., Boyer, B., Lardon, C., Hopkins, S. Stern, J.S., & Zidenberg-Cherr, S. (2013). Enculturation, perceived stress, and physical activity: Implications for metabolic risk among the Yup’ik – The Center for Alaska Native Health Research Study. Ethnicity & Health. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2012.758691

Wolsko, C., & Hoyt., K. (2012). Employing the restorative capacity of nature: Pathways to practicing ecotherapy among mental health professionals. Ecopsychology, 4(1), 10-24.

Wolsko, C. (2012). Transcribing and transcending the ego: Reflections on the phenomenology of chronic social comparison. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 52, 321-349.

Wolsko, C., Mohatt, G.V., Lardon, C., & Burkett, R. (2009). Smoking, chewing and cultural identity: Prevalence and correlates of tobacco use among the Yup’ik – The Center for Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR) Study. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15, 165-172.

Wolsko, C., Park, B., & Judd, C. M. (2006). Considering the Tower of Babel: Correlates of assimilation and multiculturalism among ethnic minority and majority groups in the United States. Social Justice Research, 19, 277-306.

Wolsko, C., Lardon, C., Hutchison, S., & Ruppert, E. (2006). Conceptions of wellness among the Yup’ik of the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta: The vitality of social and natural connection. Ethnicity & Health, 11, 345-363.

Wolsko, C., Park, B., Jud, C. M., & Wittenbrink, B. (2000). Framing interethnic ideology: Effects of multicultural and color-blind perspectives on judgments of groups and individuals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78(4), 635-654.