The Laboratory conducts nonpartisan research to understand and repair the breakdown in civil discourse between socially, culturally, and politically diverse constituencies over issues of common interest, including: firearm safety; immigration; suicide prevention; climate change; and other problems affecting the health of our natural and social communities.

The publications below represent some of our recent published work in these areas.

Marino, E., Wolsko, C., Keys, S., & Wilcox, H. (2018). Addressing the cultural challenges of firearm restriction in suicide prevention: A test of public health messaging to protect those at risk. Archives of Suicide Research, 22 (3), 394-404.

Marino, E. (2018). Adaptation privilege and voluntary buyouts: Perspectives on ethnocentrism in sea level rise relocation and retreat policies in the US. Global Environmental Change, 49, 10-13.

Wolsko, C. (2017). Expanding the range of environmental values: Political orientation, moral foundations, and the common ingroup. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 51, 284-294.

Marino, E., Wolsko, C., Keys, S., & Pennavaria, L. (2017). A culture gap in the United States: Implications for policy on limiting access to firearms for suicidal persons. Journal of Public Health Policy, 37, 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.

Wolsko, C., & Marino, E. (2016). Disasters, migration, and the unintended consequences of urbanization: What’s the harm in getting out of harm’s way? Population and Environment, 37, 411-428.

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., & Schweitzer, P. (2016). Speaking again of climate change: An analysis of climate change discourse in Northwestern Alaska. In S.A. Crate & M. Nuttall (Eds.), Anthropology and Climate Change: From Actions to Transformations (pp. 200-209). New York, NY: Routledge.

Marino, E. (2015). Fierce climate, sacred ground: An ethnography of climate change in Shishmaref, Alaska. Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press.