Pauline Smith

Pauline’s work aims to build a better understanding of our relationship with nature and our motivations for more sustainable behavior, particularly through the concept of nature connectedness: feeling connected with nature can be a powerful drive towards a more sustainable lifestyle as well as a source of happiness, but this experience remains poorly understood. She explores nature connectedness as well as other drivers of sustainable behavior such as empathy, risk preferences, personal experiences of contact with nature, in a variety of settings, ranging from college students to farmers.
Pauline received her PhD in cognitive psychology from Sorbonne Université (Paris) and her Masters from École Normale Supérieure (Paris).
• Keywords: cognitive psychology, environmental psychology
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•Towards a change in pesticides practices: the contribution of behavioural sciences. E. Meunier, P. Smith, Th. Griessinger, C. Robert. Forthcoming
• I can’t get it off my mind: Attentional bias in former and current cocaine compulsive use. Smith, P., N’Diaye, K., Fortias, M., Vorspan, F., Mallet, L. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2020.
• Individualized Immunological Data for Precise Classification of OCD Patients. Lamothe, H., Baylette J.-M., Smith, P., Pelissolo, A., Mallet L. Brain Sciences, 2018.
• Preserved implicit mentalizing in schizophrenia despite poor explicit performance: evidence from eye tracking. Roux, P., Smith P., Passerieux, C., Ramus F. Scientific Reports, 2016.