Severance Hall 211
Personal Office Hours:
Monday 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Tuesday 3:00-4:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Cynthia (Cindy) Frantz
- Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1991
- Master of Science, Univ. Massachusetts Amherst, 1996
- Doctor of Philosophy, Univ. Massachusetts Amherst, 2000
I am a social and environmental psychologist with a strong interest in statistics. I teach social psychology, and an advanced seminar on the psychology of social conflict. My research focuses broadly on humans’ relationship with the natural world, with an emphasis on promoting sustainable behavior. Past research in collaboration with Steve Mayer suggests that both individuals and the environment benefit when people feel connected to the natural world. With John Petersen, Rumi Shammin, and Deborah Roose I study the potential for feedback technology (www.oberlindashboard.org ) to encourage conservation behavior, connect humans back to the natural world, and promote systems thinking. I also direct the Community Based Social Marketing Research Project, a collaborative research program between faculty, students and staff to develop, test and promote behavior change programs that reduce Oberlin College’s carbon emissions.