David Sherman named 2024-2025 Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar

January 22, 2024

The Russell Sage Foundation, based in New York City, has announced the selection of 17 visiting scholars for the 2024-2025 academic year. Professor David Sherman, a social psychologist at UCSB, was named one of the visiting scholars. Visiting scholars will pursue research and writing projects that reflect the Russell Sage Foundation's commitment to strengthening the social sciences and conducting research "for the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States.”

Professor Sherman, who has been a faculty member at UCSB Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences since 2003, will be in residence at Russell Sage Foundation for Fall 2024 term (September 1 - January 31). Professor Sherman "will explore the psychology of environmental decision making and support for policies addressing climate change. He will include insights from climate researchers, members of Congress, and climate activists to examine the systemic psychological and structural barriers that prevent political agreement on climate policy in the U.S. among individuals and policy makers.”

For more information on RSF and visiting scholars program, see https://www.russellsage.org/about/what-we-do/visiting-scholars-program, and for more information on Professor Sherman and his research, see https://labs.psych.ucsb.edu/sherman/david/