PhD, Sociology, 2002

 Washington State University

 

MA, Sociology, 1998

 Washington State University

 

BA, Sociology, 1996

University of Northern Iowa

Copyright Aaron M. McCright. All rights reserved.

Aaron M. McCright

Professor & Chairperson 

Department of Sociology

Michigan State University

MSU Address

 509 East Circle Drive, Room 317

East Lansing, MI 48824-1111

 

 office: 517-353-6790

e-mail: mccright@msu.edu

Science Studies

Besley, John C., Kevin C. Elliott, Nagwan Zahry, Aaron M. McCright, Norbert E. Kaminski, & Joseph D. Martin. 2019. "Conflict of

     Interest Mitigation Procedures May Have Little Influence on the Perceived Procedural Fairness of Risk-Related Research." Risk

     Analysis 39:571-585.
Steel, Daniel, Chad Gonnerman, Aaron M. McCright, & Itai Bavli. 2018. "Gender & Scientists' Views about the Value-Free Ideal."

     Perspectives on Science 26:619.657.

Elliott, Kevin C., Aaron M. McCright, Summer Allen, & Thomas Dietz. 2017. "Values in Environmental Research: Citizens' Views of

     Scientists Who Acknowledge Values." PLoS ONE 12(10): e0186049. (Press Release)

Sarathchandra, Dilshani, & 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, & Joseph D. Martin. 2017. "Perceived

     Conflict of Interest in Health Science Partnerships." PLoS ONE 12(4):e0175643. (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.

Health & Medicine

Cabrera, Laura Y., Gerald Roman Nowak III, Aaron M. McCright, Eric Achtyes, & Robyn Bluhm. 2020. "Last Resort Interventions?: A

     Qualitative Study of Psychyatrists' Experience with and Views on Psychiatric Electroceutical Interventions." Psychiatric Quarterly

     doi:10.1007/s11126-020-09819-1.

Navin, Mark C., Mark A. Largent, & Aaron M. McCright. 2020. "Efficient Burdens Decrease Nonmedical Exemption Rates: A Cross

     County Comparison of Michigan's Vaccination Waiver Education Efforts." Preventive Medicine Reports 17:101049.

     doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101049.

Sarathchandra, Dilshani, Mark C. Navin, Mark A. Largent, & Aaron M. McCright. 2018. "A Survey Instrument for Measuring Vaccine

     Acceptance." Preventive Medicine 109:1-7.

Sarathchandra, Dilshani, & 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, & Joseph D. Martin. 2017. "Perceived

     Conflict of Interest in Health Science Partnerships." PLoS ONE 12(4):e0175643. (Press Release) (Essay in The Conversation)

Anti-Reflexivity Thesis

McCright, Aaron M., & Riley E. Dunlap. 2017. “Combating Misinformation Requires Recognizing Its Types & the Factors That

     Facilitate Its Spread & Resonance.” Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition 6:389-396.

McCright, Aaron M., Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt, Rachael L. Shwom, Steven R. Brechin, & Summer Allen. 2016. "Ideology, Capitalism,

     & Climate: Explaining Public Views about Climate Change in the United States." Energy Research & Social Science 21:180-189.

      (Online Supplement)
McCright, Aaron M. 2016. "Anti-Reflexivity & Climate Change Skepticism in the US General Public."
Human Ecology Review

    22(2):77-107.​ 

McCright, Aaron M., Meghan Charters, Katherine Dentzman, & 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) (Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., Chenyang Xiao, & 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. (Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., Katherine Dentzman, Meghan Charters, & Thomas Dietz. 2013. "The Influence of Political Ideology on Trust in

     Science." Environmental Research Letters 8:044029.

McCright, Aaron M., & Riley E. Dunlap. 2010. "Anti-Reflexivity: The American Conservative Movement's Success in Undermining

     Climate Science and Policy." Theory, Culture, & Society27(2-3):100-133.

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Shwom, Rachael L., Cindy Isenhour, Rebecca C. Jordan, Aaron M. McCright, & Jennifer Meta Robinson. 2017. "Integrating the Social

     Sciences to Enhance Climate Literacy."Frontiers in Ecology & Environment 15(7):377-384.

Sorenson, Amanda, Rachael L. Shwom, Rebecca C. Jordan, Diana Ebert-May, Cindy Isenhour, Aaron M. McCright, & Jennifer Meta-

     Robinson. 2016. "Model-Based Reasoning to Foster Environmental & Socio-Scientific Literacy in Higher Education."Journal of

     Environmental Studies & Sciences 6:287-294.

Kelly, Jennifer R., Aaron M. McCright, & Thomas Dietz. 2015. "Climate Change & Society: Toward Online Pedagogy." Human Ecology

     Review 21(2):49-64.

McCright, Aaron M., Brian O’Shea, Ryan Sweeder, Gerald Urquhart, & Aklilu Zeleke. 2013.“Promoting Interdisciplinarity through

     Climate Change Education.” Nature Climate Change3:713-716. (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, & Richard Vaz. 2013. Insights on Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning. White Paper.

     Edited by Aaron M. McCright & Weston Eaton. Available at lbc.msu.edu/CITL/whitepaper.cfm. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State

     University. (Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M. 2012. “Enhancing Students’ Scientific & 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, & Aaron M. McCright. 2012. “Lyman Briggs College: An Innovative Living-Learning

     Community for STEM Education.” Quality Approaches in Higher Education 3(2):7-14.

Social Movements

Allen, Summer, Aaron M. McCright, & Thomas Dietz. 2017. "A Social Movement Identity Instrument for Integrating Survey Methods

     into Social Movements Research." SAGE Opendoi:10.1177/2158244017708819.

McCright, Aaron M., & 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., & 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., & Riley E. Dunlap. 2008. “Social Movement Identity & 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., & Riley E. Dunlap. 2008. “The Nature & Social Bases of Progressive Social Movement Ideology: Examining

     Public Opinion toward Social Movements.” The Sociological Quarterly 49(4):825-848.

McCright, Aaron M., & Terry N. Clark.  2006. “The Political Opportunity Structure of the Environmental Movement in U.S.

     Communities.” Pp. 199-240 in Community & Ecology: Dynamics of Place, Sustainability, & Politics, edited by Aaron

     M. McCright & Terry N. Clark. Amsterdam: Elsevier/JAI Press.

McCright, Aaron M., & 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., & 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)

Organized Climate Change Denial

Dunlap, Riley E., & Aaron M. McCright. 2015. "Challenging Climate Change: The Denial Countermovement." Pp. 300-332 in Climate

     Change & Society: Sociological Perspectives, edited by Riley E. Dunlap & Robert Brulle. New York: Oxford University Press.

McCright, Aaron M., & Riley E. Dunlap. 2012. "Organized Denial & Political Polarization on Climate Change in the United States." Pp.

     173-194 in Controverses Climatiques, Sciences et Politiques, edited by Edwin Zaccai, François Gemenne & Jean-Michel Decroly.

     Paris: Sciences Po Press.

Dunlap, Riley, E., & Aaron M. McCright. 2011. "Organized Climate Change Denial." Pp. 144-160 in Oxford Handbook of Climate

     Change & Society, edited by John Dryzek, Richard Norgaard, & David Schlosberg. Cambridge: Oxford University Press.

McCright, Aaron M., & Riley E. Dunlap. 2010. "Anti-Reflexivity: The American Conservative Movement’s Success in Undermining

     Climate Science & Policy." Theory, Culture, & Society27(2-3):100-133.

Dunlap, Riley E., & Aaron M. McCright. 2010. "Climate Change Denial: Sources, Actors, & Strategies." Pp. 240-259 in Routledge

    Handbook of Climate Change & 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 & Facilitating Social Change, edited by Susanne C. Moser & Lisa Dilling. New York: Cambridge

     University Press.

McCright, Aaron M., & 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., & 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)

"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, & Aaron M. McCright. 2017. "Integrating Concern for Animals into Personal Values." Anthrozoös

     30(1):109-122.

Rosa, Eugene A., Ortwin Renn, & Aaron M. McCright. 2014. The Risk Society Revisited: Social Theory & Governance. Philadelphia,

     PA: Temple University Press. (Temple University Press Page; Buy at Amazon)
Rosa, Eugene A., Aaron M. McCright, & Ortwin Renn. 2010. “Jürgen Habermas & Risk Society Theory: The Meeting of Passing Ships.”

     Quaderni di Teoria Sociale 10:55-82.

McCright, Aaron M., & Rachael L. Shwom. 2010. “Newspaper & Television Coverage.” Pp. 405-413 in Climate Change Science &

     Policy, edited by Stephen H. Schneider, Armin Rosencranz, Michael D. Mastrandrea, & Kristin Kuntz-Duriseti. Washington, DC:

     Island Press.

​Vannini, Phillip, & Aaron M. McCright. 2007. “Technologies of the Sky: A Socio-Semiotic & Critical Analysis of Televised Weather

     Discourse.” Critical Discourse Studies 4:49-73.

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

     Amsterdam: Elsevier/JAI Press. (JAI Press Page; Buy at Amazon)

Vannini, Phillip, & 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, & Jerrold E. Levy. 1998. “Boarding & Public Schools:

     Educational Attainment, Conduct Disorder, & Alcohol Dependency.” American Indian & Alaskan Native Mental Health

     Research 8(2):24-45.

Environmental Decision-Making

Gerard, Andrew, Maria Claudia Lopez, & Aaron M. McCright. 2019. "Coffee Roasters' Sustainable Sourcing Decisions & Use of the

     Direct Trade Label." Sustainability 11:5437. doi:10.3390/su11195437.

Lynch, Abigail J., William W. Taylor, & Aaron M. McCright. 2016. "Stakeholder Views of Management & Decision-Support Tools to

     Integrate Climate Change into Great Lakes Lake Whitefish Management." Fisheries 41:644-652.

Sundström, Aksel, & Aaron M. McCright. 2016. "Examining the Gender Divide in Opposition to Nuclear Power over Time & across

     Polity Levels in Sweden." Energy Research & Social Science 11:29-39.

Kaplowitz, Stan A., & Aaron M. McCright. 2015. "Effects of Policy Characteristics & Justifications on Acceptance of a Gasoline Tax

     Increase." Energy Policy 87:370-381. (Press Release)

Allen, Summer, Aaron M. McCright, & Thomas Dietz. 2015. "Measuring Household Energy Efficiency Behaviors with Attention to

     Behavioral Plasticity." Energy Research & Social Science 10:133-140.

Clements, John M., Aaron M. McCright, Thomas Dietz, & 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, & Aaron M. McCright. 2015. "Gender Differences in Environmental Concern: Revisiting the Institutional Trust

     Hypothesis in the USA." Environment & Behavior 47:17-37.

McCright, Aaron M., Chenyang Xiao, & 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. (Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., & Chenyang Xiao. 2014. "Gender & Environmental Concern: Insights from Recent Work & for Future Survey

     Research." Society & Natural Resources27(10):1109-1113.

Sundström, Aksel, & Aaron M. McCright. 2014. "Gender Differences in Environmental Concern among Swedish Citizens &

     Politicians." Environmental Politics 23(6):1082-1095. (Online Supplement)

Clements, John M., Aaron M. McCright, & Chenyang Xiao. 2014. "An Examination of the ‘Greeningof Christianity’ Thesis within the

     US General Public, 1993-2010."Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:373-391.

McCright, Aaron M., & 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, & Aaron M. McCright. 2014. "Environmental Concern of Labor Union Members in the United

     States." The Sociological Quarterly 55:72-91.

Xiao, Chenyang, & Aaron M. McCright. 2014. "A Test of the Biographical Availability Argument for Gender Differences in

     Environmental Behaviors." Environment & Behavior 46:241-263. 

Clements, John M., Aaron M. McCright, & Chenyang Xiao. 2014. "Green Christians?: An Empirical Examination of Environmental

     Concern within the U.S. General Public." Organization & Environment 27:85-102. (Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., & 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, & Aaron M. McCright. 2013. "Politics Shapes Individual Choices about Energy

     Efficiency." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:9191-9192. (Press Release)

Xiao, Chenyang, & Aaron M. McCright. 2012. "Explaining Gender Differences in Concern about Environmental Problems in the

     United States." Society & Natural Resources 25:1067-1084.

Xiao, Chenyang, & Aaron M. McCright. 2007. "Environmental Concern & Socio-DemographicVariables: A Study of Statistical

     Models." Journal of Environmental Education 38(2):3-13.

Dunlap, Riley E., Chenyang Xiao, & Aaron M. McCright. 2001. "Politics & Environment in America: Partisan & Ideological Cleavages

     in Public Support for Environmentalism."Environmental Politics 10(4):23-48.

Public Views of Climate Change

Marquart-Pyatt, Sandra T., Hui Qian, Matthew K. Houser, & Aaron M. McCright. 2019. “Climate Change Views, Energy Policy

     Preferences, & Intended Actions across Welfare State Regimes: Evidence from the European Social Survey.” International Journal

     ofSociology 49(1):1-26.

Shwom, Rachael L., Cindy Isenhour, Rebecca C. Jordan, Aaron M. McCright, & Jennifer Meta Robinson. 2017. "Integrating the Social

     Sciences to Enhance Climate Literacy." Frontiers in Ecology & Environment 15(7):377-384.

McCright, Aaron M., Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt, Rachael L. Shwom, Steven R. Brechin, & Summer Allen. 2016. "Ideology, Capitalism,

     & Climate: Explaining Public Views about Climate Change in the United States." Energy Research & Social Science 21:180-189.

     (Online Supplement)

 Dunlap, Riley E., Aaron M. McCright, & Jerrod Yarosh. 2016. "The Political Divide on Climate Change: Partisan Polarization in the

     US Public Widens." Environment 58(5):4-22.

McCright, Aaron M. 2016. "Anti-Reflexivity & Climate Change Skepticism in the US General Public." Human Ecology Review

     22(2):77-107.​

McCright, Aaron M., Meghan  Charters, Katherine Dentzman, & 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) (Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., Riley E. Dunlap, & Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt. 2016. "Political Ideology & Views about Climate Change in the

     European Union." Environmental Politics 25(2):338-358. (Online Supplement)

Shwom Rachael L., Aaron M. McCright, & Steven R. Brechin. 2015. "Public Opinion on Climate Change." Pp. 269-299 in Climate

     Change & Society: Sociological Perspectives, edited by Riley E. Dunlap & Robert Brulle. New York: Oxford University Press.

Marquart-Pyatt, Sandra T., Aaron M. McCright, Thomas Dietz, & Riley E. Dunlap. 2014. "Political Orientation Eclipses Climate

     Extremes for Climate Change Perception." Global Environmental Change 29:246-257. (Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., Riley E. Dunlap, & Chenyang Xiao. 2014. "Predicting Perceived Winter Warming in the USA." Nature Climate

     Change 4:1077-1081. (Press Release) (Highlighted Here)

McCright, Aaron M., Riley E. Dunlap, & Chenyang Xiao. 2014. "Increasing Influence of PartyIdentification on Perceived Scientific

     Agreement & Support for Government Action on Climate Change in the USA, 2006-2012." Weather, Climate, & Society 6:194-201.

McCright, Aaron M., Riley E. Dunlap, & Chenyang Xiao. 2013. "Perceived Scientific Agreement & Support for Government Action on

     Climate Change in the USA." Climatic Change 119:511-518. (Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M., & 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, & Sammy Zahran.

     2011. "Understanding Public Opinion on Climate Change: A Call for Research." Environment 53(4):38-42.

McCright, Aaron M., & Riley E. Dunlap. 2011. "The Politicization of Climate Change & Polarization in the American Public’s Views of

     Global Warming, 2001-2010."The Sociological Quarterly 52:155-194. (Press Release) (Highlighted Here)

     (Symposium on the Politics of Climate Change

McCright, Aaron M. 2011. "Political Orientation Moderates Americans’ Beliefs & Concern about Climate Change." Climatic Change

     104(2):243-253.

McCright, Aaron M. 2010. "Beliefs about Climate Science & 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, DC: National Research Council.

McCright, Aaron M. 2010. "The Effects of Gender on Climate Change Knowledge Concern in the American Public." Population &

     Environment 32:66-87. (Press Release)

McCright, Aaron M. 2009. "The Social Bases of Climate Change Knowledge, Concern, & 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 inWorkshop on Sociological Perspectives on Global Climate

     Change, edited by Joane Nagel, Thomas Dietz, & Jeffrey Broadbent. Washington, D.C.: National Science Foundation.

Dunlap, Riley E., & Aaron M. McCright. 2008. "A Widening Gap: Republican & Democratic Views on Climate Change." Environment

    50(5):26-35.

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