Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Shwom, Rachael L., Cindy Isenhour, Rebecca C. Jordan, Aaron M. McCright, and Jennifer Meta Robinson.

     2017. "Integrating the Social Sciences to Enhance Climate Literacy."

     Frontiers in Ecology and Environment Accepted for Publication.

Sorenson, Amanda, Rachael L. Shwom, Rebecca C. Jordan, Diana Ebert-May, Cindy Isenhour,

     Aaron M. McCright, and Jennifer Meta-Robinson. 2016. "Model-Based Reasoning to Foster

     Environmental and Socio-Scientific Literacy in Higher Education."

     Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 6:287-294.

Kelly, Jennifer R., Aaron M. McCright, and Thomas Dietz. 2015. "Climate Change and Society: Toward

     Online Pedagogy." Human Ecology Review 21(2):49-64.

McCright, Aaron M., Brian O’Shea, Ryan Sweeder, Gerald Urquhart, and Aklilu Zeleke. 2013.

     “Promoting Interdisciplinarity through Climate Change Education.” Nature Climate Change

     3:713-716. (MSU Press Release)

Augsburg, Tanya, Barbara M. Bekken, Kevin Hovland, Julie Thompson Klein, Douglas B. Luckie,

     Bernard L. Madison, Paula J. S. Martin, William H. Newell, Marci Sortor, and Richard Vaz. 2013.

    Insights on Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning. White Paper. Edited by Aaron M. McCright

     and Weston Eaton. Available at lbc.msu.edu/CITL/whitepaper.cfm. East Lansing, MI: Michigan

     State University.  (MSU Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M. 2012. “Enhancing Students’ Scientific and Quantitative Literacies through a

     Sociological Inquiry-Based Learning Project on Climate Change."

    Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning 12(4):86-102.

Sweeder, Ryan D., Kathleen A. Jeffery, and Aaron M. McCright. 2012. “Lyman Briggs College: An

     Innovative Living-Learning Community for STEM Education.”

    Quality Approaches in Higher Education 3(2):7-14.

Organized Climate Change Denial

Dunlap, Riley E., and Aaron M. McCright. 2015. "Challenging Climate Change: The Denial

     Countermovement." Pp. 300-332 in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives, edited by

     Riley E. Dunlap and Robert Brulle. New York: Oxford University Press.

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2012. "Organized Denial and Political Polarization on 

     Climate Change in the United States." Pp. 173-194 in

     Controverses Climatiques, Sciences et Politiques, edited by Edwin Zaccai, François Gemenne and

     Jean-Michel Decroly. Paris: Sciences Po Press.

Dunlap, Riley, E., and Aaron M. McCright. 2011. "Organized Climate Change Denial." Pp. 144-160 in

     Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, edited by John Dryzek, Richard Norgaard, and

     David Schlosberg. Cambridge: Oxford University Press.

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2010. "Anti-Reflexivity: The American Conservative

     Movement’s Success in Undermining Climate Science and Policy." Theory, Culture, and Society

     27(2-3):100-133.

Dunlap, Riley E., and Aaron M. McCright. 2010. "Climate Change Denial: Sources, Actors, and

     Strategies." Pp. 240-259 in Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society, edited by

     Constance Lever-Tracy. New York: Routledge Press.

McCright, Aaron M. 2007. "Dealing With Climate Change Contrarians." Pp. 200-212 in

     Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change,

     edited by Susanne C. Moser and Lisa Dilling. New York: Cambridge University Press.

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2003. "Defeating Kyoto: The Conservative Movement's

     Impact on U.S. Climate Change Policy." Social Problems 5(3):348-373.  (Reprinted Here)

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2000. "Challenging Global Warming as a Social Problem:

     An Analysis of the Conservative Movement's Counter Claims." Social Problems 47(4):499-522.

     (Reprinted Here)

Anti-Reflexivity Thesis

McCright, Aaron M., Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt, Rachael L. Shwom, Steven R. Brechin, and Summer Allen.

     2016. "Ideology, Capitalism, and Climate: Explaining Public Views about Climate Change in the United

     States." Energy Research and Social Science 21:180-189.  (Online Supplement)
McCright, Aaron M. 2016. "Anti-Reflexivity and Climate Change Skepticism in the US General Public."

     Human Ecology Review 22(2):77-107.​

McCright, Aaron M., Meghan Charters, Katherine Dentzman, and Thomas Dietz. 2016. "Examining the
     Effectiveness of Climate Change Frames in the Face of a Denialist Counter-Frame." 
     
Topics in Cognitive Science 8(1):76-97.  (Online Supplement)  (MSU Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., Chenyang Xiao, and Riley E. Dunlap. 2014. "Political Polarization on Support
     for Government Spending on Environmental Protection in the USA, 1974-2012."
     
Social Science Research 48:251-260. (MSU Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., Katherine Dentzman, Meghan Charters, and Thomas Dietz. 2013. "The Influence
     of Political Ideology on Trust in Science." 
Environmental Research Letters 8:044029.

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2010. "Anti-Reflexivity: The American Conservative

     Movement's Success in Undermining Climate Science and Policy." Theory, Culture, and Society

     27(2-3):100-133.

Science Studies

Sarathchandra, Dilshani, Mark C. Navin, Mark A. Largent, and Aaron M. McCright. “A Survey Instrument for
     Measuring Vaccine Acceptance.” Under Review.

Elliott, Kevin C., Aaron M. McCright, Summer Allen, and Thomas Dietz. 2017. “Values in Environmental
     Research: Citizens’ Views of Scientists Who Acknowledge Values.” Under Review.

Sarathchandra, Dilshani, and Aaron M. McCright. 2017. “The Effects of Media Coverage of Scientific
     Retractions on Risk Perceptions.” 
SAGE Open doi:10.1177/2158244017709324.

Besley, John C., Aaron M. McCright, Nagwan Zahry, Kevin C. Elliott, Norbert E. Kaminski, and Joseph D.
     Martin. 2017. “Perceived Conflict of Interest in Health Science Partnerships.”
PLoS ONE 12(4):e0175643.

     (MSU Press Release)  (Essay in The Conversation)

​McCright, Aaron M., Katherine Dentzman, Meghan Charters, and Thomas Dietz. 2013. "The Influence
     of Political Ideology on Trust in Science." 
Environmental Research Letters 8:044029.

"I'll Take Potpourri for 200, Alex"

McCright, Aaron M. 2017. “Clean-Energy Conservatism.” Nature Energy 2:doi:10.1038/nenergy.2017.26.

Dietz, Thomas, Summer Allen, and Aaron M. McCright. 2017. "Integrating Concern for Animals into Personal

     Values." Anthrozoös 30(1):109-122.

McCright, Aaron M., and Rachael L. Shwom. 2010. “Newspaper and Television Coverage.” Pp. 405-413

     in Climate Change Science and Policy, edited by Stephen H. Schneider, Armin Rosencranz,
     Michael D. Mastrandrea, and Kristin Kuntz-Duriseti. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Vannini, Phillip, and Aaron M. McCright. 2007. “Technologies of the Sky: A Socio-Semiotic and

     Critical Analysis of Televised Weather Discourse.” Critical Discourse Studies 4:49-73.

McCright, Aaron M., and Terry N. Clark, editors. 2006. Community and Ecology: Dynamics of Place,

     Sustainability, and Politics. Amsterdam: Elsevier/JAI Press. (JAI Press Page; Buy at Amazon)

Vannini, Phillip, and Aaron M. McCright. 2004. “To Die For: The Semiotic Seductive Power of the

     Tanned Body.”Symbolic Interaction 27(3):309-332. (Reprinted Here)

Henderson, Eric, Stephen J. Kunitz, K. Ruben Gabriel, Aaron M. McCright, and Jerrold E. Levy. 1998.

     “Boarding and Public Schools: Educational Attainment, Conduct Disorder, and Alcohol

     Dependency.” American Indian and Alaskan Native Mental Health Research 8(2):24-45.


PhD, Sociology, 2002

 Washington State University

 

MA, Sociology, 1998

 Washington State University

 

BA, Sociology, 1996

University of Northern Iowa

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Governance of Societal Risk

Rosa, Eugene A., Ortwin Renn, and Aaron M. McCright. 2014. The Risk Society Revisited: Social

     Theory and Governance. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

     (Temple University Press Page; Buy at Amazon)

Rosa, Eugene A., Aaron M. McCright, and Ortwin Renn. 2010. “Jürgen Habermas and Risk Society

     Theory: The Meeting of Passing Ships.” Quaderni di Teoria Sociale 10:55-82.

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Social Movements

Allen, Summer, Aaron M. McCright, and Thomas Dietz. 2017. "A Social Movement Identity Instrument for

     Integrating Survey Methods into Social Movements Research." SAGE Open

     doi:10.1177/2158244017708819.

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2015. "Comparing Two Measures of Social Movement

     Identity: The Environmental Movement as Example." Social Science Quarterly 96:400-416.

    (Online Appendix)

Dunlap, Riley E., and Aaron M. McCright. 2008. “Social Movement Identity: Validating a Measure of

     Identification with the Environmental Movement.” Social Science Quarterly 89(5):1045-1065.

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2008. “Social Movement Identity and Belief Systems: An

     Examination of the Consistency of Beliefs about Environmental Problems within the American

     Public.” Public Opinion Quarterly 72(4):651-676.

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2008. “The Nature and Social Bases of Progressive Social

     Movement Ideology: Examining Public Opinion toward Social Movements.”

    The Sociological Quarterly 49(4):825-848.

McCright, Aaron M., and Terry N. Clark.  2006. “The Political Opportunity Structure of the

     Environmental Movement in U.S. Communities.” Pp. 199-240 in

    Community and Ecology: Dynamics of Place, Sustainability, and Politics, edited by Aaron M.

     McCright and Terry N. Clark. Amsterdam: Elsevier/JAI Press.

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2003. “Defeating Kyoto: The Conservative Movement’s

     Impact on U.S. Climate Change Policy.” Social Problems 50(3):348-373.  (Reprinted Here)

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2000. “Challenging Global Warming as a Social Problem:

     An Analysis of the Conservative Movement’s Counter Claims.” Social Problems 47(4):499-522.

     (Reprinted Here)

Environmental Decision-Making

Lynch, Abigail J., William W. Taylor, and Aaron M. McCright. 2016. "Stakeholder Views of Management and

     Decision-Support Tools to Integrate Climate Change into Great Lakes Lake Whitefish Management."

     Fisheries 41:644-652.

Sundström, Aksel, and Aaron M. McCright. 2016. "Examining the Gender Divide in Opposition to Nuclear
     Power over Time and across Polity Levels in Sweden." 
Energy Research and Social Science 11:29-39.

Kaplowitz, Stan A., and Aaron M. McCright. 2015. "Effects of Policy Characteristics and Justifications on
     Acceptance of a Gasoline Tax Increase." 
Energy Policy 87:370-381.  (MSU Press Release)

Allen, Summer, Aaron. McCright, and Thomas Dietz. 2015. "Measuring Household Energy Efficiency

     Behaviors with Attention to Behavioral Plasticity." Energy Research and Social Science 10:133-140.

Clements, John M., Aaron M. McCright, Thomas Dietz, and Sandy T. Marquart-Pyatt. 2015. "A Behavioral

     Measure of Environmental Decision-Making for Social Surveys." Environmental Sociology 1(1):27-37.

​     (Supplementary Information)

Xiao, Chenyang, and Aaron M. McCright. 2015. "Gender Differences in Environmental Concern:

     Revisiting the Institutional Trust Hypothesis in the USA." Environment and Behavior 47:17-37.

McCright, Aaron M., Chenyang Xiao, and Riley E. Dunlap. 2014. "Political Polarization on Support

     for Government Spending on Environmental Protection in the USA, 1974-2012."

     Social Science Research 48:251-260. (MSU Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., and Chenyang Xiao. 2014. "Gender and Environmental Concern: Insights from

     Recent Work and for Future Survey Research." Society and Natural Resources

     27(10):1109-1113.

Sundström, Aksel, and Aaron M. McCright. 2014. "Gender Differences in Environmental Concern

     among Swedish Citizens and Politicians." Environmental Politics 23(6):1082-1095. (Online Supplement)

Clements, John M., Aaron M. McCright, and Chenyang Xiao. 2014. "An Examination of the ‘Greening

    of Christianity’ Thesis within the U.S. General Public, 1993-2010."

     Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:373-391.

McCright, Aaron M., and Aksel Sundström. 2014. "Examining Gender Differences in Environmental

     Concern in the Swedish General Public, 1990-2011." International Journal of Sociology 43(4):63-86.

Kojola, Erik, Chenyang Xiao, and Aaron M. McCright. 2014. "Environmental Concern of Labor Union

     Members in the United States." The Sociological Quarterly 55:72-91.

Xiao, Chenyang, and Aaron M. McCright. 2014. "A Test of the Biographical Availability Argument

     for Gender Differences in Environmental Behaviors." Environment and Behavior 46:241-263. 

Clements, John M., Aaron M. McCright, and Chenyang Xiao. 2014. "Green Christians?: An Empirical

     Examination of Environmental Concern within the U.S. General Public." 

    Organization and Environment 27:85-102.  (MSU Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2013. "Bringing Ideology In: The Conservative White Male

     Effect on Worry about Environmental Problems in the United States."

    Journal of Risk Research 16:211-226.

Dietz, Thomas, Christina Leshko, and Aaron M. McCright. 2013. "Politics Shapes Individual Choices
     about Energy Efficiency." 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:9191-9192.
     (
MSU Press Release)

Xiao, Chenyang, and Aaron M. McCright. 2012. "Explaining Gender Differences in Concern about

     Environmental Problems in the United States." Society and Natural Resources 25:1067-1084.

Xiao, Chenyang, and Aaron M. McCright. 2007. "Environmental Concern and Socio-Demographic

     Variables: A Study of Statistical Models." Journal of Environmental Education 38(2):3-13.

Dunlap, Riley E., Chenyang Xiao, and Aaron M. McCright. 2001. "Politics and Environment in

     America: Partisan and Ideological Cleavages in Public Support for Environmentalism."

    Environmental Politics 10(4):23-48.

Public Views of Climate Change

Shwom, Rachael L., Cindy Isenhour, Rebecca C. Jordan, Aaron M. McCright, and Jennifer Meta Robinson.
     2017. "Integrating the Social Sciences to Enhance Climate Literacy."
     Frontiers in Ecology and Environment Accepted for Publication.

McCright, Aaron M., Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt, Rachael L. Shwom, Steven R. Brechin, and Summer Allen.

     2016. "Ideology, Capitalism, and Climate: Explaining Public Views about Climate Change in the United

     States." Energy Research and Social Science 21:180-189.  (Online Supplement)

Dunlap, Riley E., Aaron M. McCright, and Jerrod Yarosh. 2016. "The Political Divide on Climate Change:

     Partisan Polarization in the U.S. Public Widens." Environment 58(5):4-22.
McCright, Aaron M. 2016. "Anti-Reflexivity and Climate Change Skepticism in the US General Public."

     Human Ecology Review 22(2):77-107.​

McCright, Aaron M., Meghan Charters, Katherine Dentzman, and Thomas Dietz. 2016. "Examining the

     Effectiveness of Climate Change Frames in the Face of a Denialist Counter-Frame." 

     Topics in Cognitive Science 8(1):76-97.  (Online Supplement)  (MSU Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., Riley E. Dunlap, and Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt. 2016. "Political Ideology and Views

     about Climate Change in the European Union." Environmental Politics 25(2):338-358.

     (Online Supplement)

Shwom Rachael L., Aaron M. McCright, and Steven R. Brechin. 2015. "Public Opinion on Climate Change."

     Pp. 269-299 in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives, edited by Riley E. Dunlap and

     Robert Brulle. New York: Oxford University Press.

Marquart-Pyatt, Sandra T., Aaron M. McCright, Thomas Dietz, and Riley E. Dunlap. 2014. "Political

    Orientation Eclipses Climate Extremes for Climate Change Perception." Global Environmental Change

    29:246-257.  (MSU Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., Riley E. Dunlap, and Chenyang Xiao. 2014. "Predicting Perceived Winter Warming in

     the USA." Nature Climate Change 4:1077-1081.  (MSU Press Release)  (Highlighted Here)

McCright, Aaron M., Riley E. Dunlap, and Chenyang Xiao. 2014. "Increasing Influence of Party

     Identification on Perceived Scientific Agreement and Support for Government Action on

     Climate Change in the USA, 2006-2012." Weather, Climate, and Society 6(2):194-201.

McCright, Aaron M., Riley E. Dunlap, and Chenyang Xiao. 2013. "Perceived Scientific Agreement and

     Support for Government Action on Climate Change in the USA." Climatic Change 119:511-518.

     (MSU Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2011. "Cool Dudes: The Denial of Climate Change among

     Conservative White Males in the United States." Global Environmental Change 21:1163-1172.​​

Marquart-Pyatt, Sandra, Rachael L. Shwom, Thomas Dietz, Riley E. Dunlap, Stan A. Kaplowitz, Aaron

     M. McCright, and Sammy Zahran. 2011. "Understanding Public Opinion on Climate Change: A Call

     for Research." Environment 53(4):38-42.

McCright, Aaron M., and Riley E. Dunlap. 2011. "The Politicization of Climate Change and

     Polarization in the American Public’s Views of Global Warming, 2001-2010."

      The Sociological Quarterly 52:155-194.  (MSU Press Release)  (Highlighted Here)

          Lead article in Symposium on the Politics of Climate Change

          Winner of the Midwest Sociological Society’s The Sociological Quarterly Distinguished

               Contribution to Scholarship Award in 2013

          Recognized as one of the most highly cited articles in Sociology in recent years

McCright, Aaron M. 2011. "Political Orientation Moderates Americans’ Beliefs and Concern about

     Climate Change." Climatic Change 104(2):243-253.

McCright, Aaron M. 2010. "Beliefs about Climate Science and Concern about Global Warming in the

     US Public, 2001-2010." Commissioned Paper for Workshop on Climate Change Education for the

     Public and Decision-Makers. National Academy of Sciences, Division of Earth and Life Studies,

     Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change—Board on Science Education. Washington,

     D.C.: National Research Council.

McCright, Aaron M. 2010. "The Effects of Gender on Climate Change Knowledge and Concern in the

     American Public." Population and Environment 32:66-87.  (MSU Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M. 2009. "The Social Bases of Climate Change Knowledge, Concern, and Policy

     Support in the US General Public." Hofstra Law Review 37(4):1017-1047.

McCright, Aaron M. 2009. "The Politics of Climate Change." Pp. 107-112 in

     Workshop on Sociological Perspectives on Global Climate Change, edited by Joane Nagel, Thomas

     Dietz, and Jeffrey Broadbent. Washington, D.C.: National Science Foundation.

Dunlap, Riley E., and Aaron M. McCright. 2008. "A Widening Gap: Republican and Democratic Views

     on Climate Change." Environment 50(5):26-35.

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