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Sara Constantino

Northeastern University & Princeton University
United States
Email sara.constantino [at] gmail [period/dot] com

Sara is an environmental social scientist working at the intersection of social and environmental policy, psychology, economics and political science. Her research examines how individuals and communities respond to shocks and disasters, how this intersects with and exacerbates pre-existing vulnerabilities, and how institutions shape the impacts of and responses to these events. In particular, she is interested in understanding how communities and organizations, such as labor unions and business coalitions, shape social norms and narratives that support or impede collective climate action.



E Krueger*, SM Constantino*, M Centeno, T Elmqvist, S Levin. 2022. “Governing sustainable transformations of urban social-ecological-technological systems.” npj Urban Sustainability.

SM Constantino, EU Weber. 2021. “Decision-making under the deep uncertainty of climate change: The psychological and political agency of narratives.” Current Opinion in Psychology.

SM Constantino, S Pianta, A Rinscheid, R Frey, EU Weber. 2021. “The source is the message: the impact of institutional signals on climate change-related norm perceptions and behaviors.” Climatic Change.

VV Vasconcelos, SM Constantino, A Dannenberg, M Lumkowsky, E Weber, S Levin. 2021. “Segregation and clustering of preferences erode socially beneficial coordination.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

SM Constantino, M Schlüter, EU Weber, N Wijermans. 2021. “Cognition and behavior in context: a framework and theories to explain natural resource use decisions in social-ecological systems.” Sustainability Science.