Dr Samantha Stanley

Dr Samantha Stanley

Research Staff Level C

PhD in psychology, awarded July 2019 from Victoria University of Wellington

First class Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy

 

Science
Inst. Climate Risk & Response

I apply social psychological theory and research to real world problems, with a specific focus on understanding how people think, feel, and act in relation to climate change. I was awarded an ARC DECRA Fellowship to examine public support for climate migration and climate finance, which I commenced in 2024. I also have ongoing programs of research into ecological emotions, climate change communication, political polarisation on climate change, the psychology of meat consumption and abstention, and public attitudes towards climate policy reform.

  • Journal articles | 2024
    Christensen BK; Monaghan C; Stanley SK; Walker I; Leviston Z; Macleod E; Rodney RM; Greenwood L-M; Heffernan T; Evans O; Sutherland S; Reynolds J; Calear AL; Kurz T; Lane J, 2024, 'The Brief Solastalgia Scale: A Psychometric Evaluation and Revision', EcoHealth, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10393-024-01673-y
    Journal articles | 2024
    Hogg TL; Stanley SK; O'Brien LV; Watsford CR; Walker I, 2024, 'Clarifying the nature of the association between eco-anxiety, wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviour', Journal of Environmental Psychology, 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2024.102249
    Journal articles | 2024
    Leviston Z; Nangrani T; Stanley SK; Walker I, 2024, 'Consequences of group-based misperceptions of climate concern for efficacy and action', Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cresp.2024.100189
    Journal articles | 2024
    Neumann C; Stanley SK; Cárdenas D, 2024, 'Fleshing Out the Ways Masculinity Threat and Traditional Masculinity Ideology Relate to Meat-Eating and Environmental Attitudes in Australian Men', Sex Roles, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11199-024-01458-1
    Journal articles | 2024
    Stanley SK; Heffernan T; Macleod E; Lane J; Walker I; Evans O; Greenwood LM; Kurz T; Calear AL; Reynolds J; Cruwys T; Christensen BK; Sutherland S; Rodney RM, 2024, 'Solastalgia following the Australian summer of bushfires: Qualitative and quantitative insights about environmental distress and recovery', Journal of Environmental Psychology, 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2024.102273
    Journal articles | 2024
    Stanley SK; Jylhä KM; Leviston Z; Walker I, 2024, 'Is conservative opposition to climate change threat-based? Articulating an integrated threat model of climate change attitudes', British Journal of Social Psychology, 63, pp. 879 - 893, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12710
    Journal articles | 2024
    Vlasceanu M; Doell KC; Bak-Coleman JB; Todorova B; Berkebile-Weinberg MM; Grayson SJ; Patel Y; Goldwert D; Pei Y; Chakroff A; Pronizius E; van den Broek KL; Vlasceanu D; Constantino S; Morais MJ; Schumann P; Rathje S; Fang K; Aglioti SM; Alfano M; Alvarado-Yepez AJ; Andersen A; Anseel F; Apps MAJ; Asadli C; Awuor FJ; Azevedo F; Basaglia P; Bélanger JJ; Berger S; Bertin P; Białek M; Bialobrzeska O; Blaya-Burgo M; Bleize DNM; Bø S; Boecker L; Boggio PS; Borau S; Bos B; Bouguettaya A; Brauer M; Brick C; Brik T; Briker R; Brosch T; Buchel O; Buonauro D; Butalia R; Carvacho H; Chamberlain SAE; Chan HY; Chow D; Chung D; Cian L; Cohen-Eick N; Contreras-Huerta LS; Contu D; Cristea V; Cutler J; D'Ottone S; De Keersmaecker J; Delcourt S; Delouvée S; Diel K; Douglas BD; Drupp MA; Dubey S; Ekmanis J; Elbaek CT; Elsherif M; Engelhard IM; Escher YA; Etienne TW; Farage L; Farias AR; Feuerriegel S; Findor A; Freira L; Friese M; Gains NP; Gallyamova A; Geiger SJ; Genschow O; Gjoneska B; Gkinopoulos T; Goldberg B; Goldenberg A; Gradidge S; Grassini S; Gray K; Grelle S; Griffin SM; Grigoryan L; Grigoryan A; Grigoryev D; Gruber J; Guilaran J; Hadar B; Hahnel UJJ, 2024, 'Addressing climate change with behavioral science: A global intervention tournament in 63 countries', Science Advances, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adj5778
    Journal articles | 2023
    Cruwys T; Macleod E; Heffernan T; Walker I; Stanley SK; Kurz T; Greenwood LM; Evans O; Calear AL, 2023, 'Social group connections support mental health following wildfire', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-023-02519-8
    Journal articles | 2023
    Hogg TL; Stanley SK; O'Brien LV; Wilson MS; Watsford CR, 2023, 'Corrigendum to “The Hogg Eco-Anxiety Scale: Development and validation of a multidimensional scale” [Glob. Environ. Change 71 (2021) 1–10/102391] (Global Environmental Change (2021) 71, (S0959378021001709), (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102391))', Global Environmental Change, 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2022.102623
    Journal articles | 2023
    Hogg TL; Stanley SK; O'Brien LV, 2023, 'Synthesising psychometric evidence for the Climate Anxiety Scale and Hogg Eco-Anxiety Scale', Journal of Environmental Psychology, 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2023.102003
    Journal articles | 2023
    Jylhä KM; Stanley SK; Ojala M; Clarke EJR, 2023, 'Science Denial: A Narrative Review and Recommendations for Future Research and Practice', European Psychologist, 28, pp. 151 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1016-9040/a000487
    Journal articles | 2023
    Leviston Z; Stanley SK; Rodney RM; Walker I; Reynolds J; Christensen BK; Monaghan C; Calear AL; Lal A; Lane J; Vardoulakis S, 2023, 'Solastalgia mediates between bushfire impact and mental health outcomes: A study of Australia's 2019–2020 bushfire season', Journal of Environmental Psychology, 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2023.102071
    Journal articles | 2023
    Macleod E; Heffernan T; Greenwood L-M; Walker I; Lane J; Stanley SK; Evans O; Calear AL; Cruwys T; Christensen BK; Kurz T; Lancsar E; Reynolds J; Harris RR; Sutherland S, 2023, 'Predictors of individual mental health and psychological resilience after Australia’s 2019–2020 bushfires', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00048674231175618
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sampaio F; Costa T; Teixeira-Santos L; de Pinho LG; Sequeira C; Luís S; Loureiro A; Soro JC; Roldán Merino J; Moreno Poyato A; Peña Loray JS; Rodríguez Quiroga A; O’Brien LV; Hogg TL; Stanley SK, 2023, 'Validating a measure for eco-anxiety in Portuguese young adults and exploring its associations with environmental action', BMC Public Health, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-16816-z
    Journal articles | 2023
    Stanley SK; Day C; Brown PM, 2023, 'Masculinity Matters for Meat Consumption: An Examination of Self-Rated Gender Typicality, Meat Consumption, and Veg*nism in Australian Men and Women', Sex Roles, 88, pp. 187 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11199-023-01346-0
    Journal articles | 2023
    Stanley SK; Leviston Z; Ng Tseung-Wong C, 2023, 'Support for climate-driven migration in Australia: Testing an ideology-based threat model', Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cresp.2023.100119
    Journal articles | 2023
    Stanley SK, 2023, 'Anticipatory solastalgia in the Anthropocene: Climate change as a source of future-oriented distress about environmental change', Journal of Environmental Psychology, 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2023.102134
    Journal articles | 2023
    Terry J; Ross RM; Nagy T; Salgado M; Garrido-Vásquez P; Sarfo JO; Cooper S; Buttner AC; Lima TJS; Öztürk İ; Akay N; Santos FH; Artemenko C; Copping LT; Elsherif MM; Milovanović I; Cribbie RA; Drushlyak MG; Swainston K; Shou Y; Leongómez JD; Palena N; Abidin FA; Reyes-Rodríguez MF; He Y; Abraham J; Vatakis A; Jankowsky K; Schmidt SNL; Grimm E; González D; Schmid P; Ferreira RA; Rozgonjuk D; Özhan N; O’Connor PA; Zsido AN; Stiglic G; Rhodes D; Rodríguez C; Ropovik I; Enea V; Nurwanti R; Estudillo AJ; Beribisky N; Himawan KK; Geven LM; Van Hoogmoed AH; Bret A; Chapman JE; Alter U; Flack ZM; Hanna D; Soltanlou M; Banik G; Adamkovič M; Van Der Ven SHG; Mosbacher JA; Şen HH; Anderson JR; Batashvili M; De Groot K; Parker MO; Helmy M; Ostroha MM; Gilligan-Lee KA; Egara FO; Barwood MJ; Thomas K; McMahon G; Griffin SM; Nuerk HC; Counsell A; Lindemann O; Van Rooy D; Wege TE; Lewis JE; Aczel B; Monaghan C; Al-Hoorie AH; Huber JF; Yapan S; Garrido Vásquez ME; Callea A; Ergiyen T; Clay JM; Mertens G; Topçu F; Tutlu MG; Täht K; Mikkor K; Caso L; Karner A; Storm MMC; Daroczy G; Zein RA; Greco A; Buchanan EM; Schmid K; Hunt TE, 2023, 'Data from an International Multi-Centre Study of Statistics and Mathematics Anxieties and Related Variables in University Students (the SMARVUS Dataset)', Journal of Open Psychology Data, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jopd.80
    Journal articles | 2022
    Curll SL; Stanley SK; Brown PM; O’Brien LV, 2022, 'Nature Connectedness in the Climate Change Context: Implications for Climate Action and Mental Health', Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 8, pp. 448 - 460, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tps0000329
    Journal articles | 2022
    Leviston Z; Stanley SK; Walker I, 2022, 'Australians underestimate social compliance with coronavirus restrictions: findings from a national survey', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 46, pp. 304 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13195
    Journal articles | 2022
    Neumann C; Stanley SK; Leviston Z; Walker I, 2022, 'The Six Australias: Concern About Climate Change (and Global Warming) is Rising', Environmental Communication, 16, pp. 433 - 444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2022.2048407
    Journal articles | 2022
    Stanley SK; Ng Tseung-Wong C; Leviston Z, 2022, 'Welcoming climate refugees to the United States: Do attitudes depend on refugee origins, numbers, or permanence?', Journal of Environmental Psychology, 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2022.101874
    Journal articles | 2022
    Stanley SK, 2022, 'Ideological bases of attitudes towards meat abstention: Vegetarianism as a threat to the cultural and economic status quo', Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 25, pp. 1534 - 1554, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/13684302211020356
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hogg TL; Stanley SK; O'Brien LV; Wilson MS; Watsford CR, 2021, 'The Hogg Eco-Anxiety Scale: Development and validation of a multidimensional scale', Global Environmental Change, 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102391
    Journal articles | 2021
    Stanley SK; Hogg TL; Leviston Z; Walker I, 2021, 'From anger to action: Differential impacts of eco-anxiety, eco-depression, and eco-anger on climate action and wellbeing', Journal of Climate Change and Health, 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joclim.2021.100003
    Journal articles | 2021
    Stanley SK; Klas A; Clarke EJR; Walker I, 2021, 'The effects of a temporal framing manipulation on environmentalism: A replication and extension', PLoS ONE, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246058
    Journal articles | 2021
    Stanley SK; Ng Tseung-Wong C; Leviston Z; Walker I, 2021, 'Acceptance of climate change and climate refugee policy in Australia and New Zealand: The case against political polarisation', Climatic Change, 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03278-8
    Journal articles | 2021
    Stanley SK; Williamson J, 2021, 'Attitudes towards climate change aid and climate refugees in New Zealand: an exploration of policy support and ideological barriers', Environmental Politics, 30, pp. 1259 - 1280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2021.1892982
    Journal articles | 2021
    Stanley SK; Wilson MS; Milfont TL, 2021, 'Social dominance as an ideological barrier to environmental engagement: Qualitative and quantitative insights', Global Environmental Change, 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102223
    Journal articles | 2020
    Stanley SK; Kerr JR; Wilson MS, 2020, 'The influence of politics and labelling on New Zealanders’ attitudes towards animal agriculture emissions policy', Political Science, 72, pp. 24 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00323187.2020.1800414
    Journal articles | 2019
    Stanley SK; Milfont TL; Wilson MS; Sibley CG, 2019, 'The influence of social dominance orientation and right-wing authoritarianism on environmentalism: A five-year cross-lagged analysis', PLoS ONE, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219067
    Journal articles | 2019
    Stanley SK; Wilson MS, 2019, 'Meta-analysing the association between social dominance orientation, authoritarianism, and attitudes on the environment and climate change', Journal of Environmental Psychology, 61, pp. 46 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2018.12.002
    Journal articles | 2017
    Stanley SK; Wilson MS; Milfont TL, 2017, 'Exploring short-term longitudinal effects of right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation on environmentalism', Personality and Individual Differences, 108, pp. 174 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.11.059
    Journal articles | 2017
    Stanley SK; Wilson MS; Sibley CG; Milfont TL, 2017, 'Dimensions of social dominance and their associations with environmentalism', Personality and Individual Differences, 107, pp. 228 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.11.051

2024 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

2022-2024 Secondary investigator on an interdisciplinary project funded by the Defence Science and Technology Group

2023 School of Medicine and Psychology Fast Grant Seed Funding Scheme, Australian National University

2019 Faculty of Health seed grant, University of Canberra