Welcome to the Attari Lab

Our lab is dedicated to solving problems related to human behavior, resource use, and climate change. The range of research spans work on perceptions, motivations, and biases of how people understand complex systems and use natural resources. The work done at the lab has strong links to environmental and cognitive science. The lab’s members are a dedicated group of students and fellows.

 Bronson is a graduate student in SPEA and is passionate about the intersection of environmental systems, education, and social justice. He served in Peace Corps in the Philippines implementing a behavior change program that empowered locals to conserve their natural resources. He enjoys hiking, cooking, photography, playing games, and learning new things. He wants to meet Lil Bub before leaving Bloomington.

Bronson is a graduate student in SPEA and is passionate about the intersection of environmental systems, education, and social justice. He served in Peace Corps in the Philippines implementing a behavior change program that empowered locals to conserve their natural resources. He enjoys hiking, cooking, photography, playing games, and learning new things. He wants to meet Lil Bub before leaving Bloomington.

Bronson Bast
Graduate Research Assistant

 Tyler is a Postdoctoral Fellow in SPEA and Psychology. He studies the limits of human imagination — how we [fail to] understand concepts that lie beyond the reach of perception and action — and implications for mitigating climate change, educating STEM experts, and creating a more just society. Before becoming a card-carrying Scientist, he was a child detective, then a professional magician, and finally a national team wrestler. Today, he likes bikes, books, and bourbon.

Tyler is a Postdoctoral Fellow in SPEA and Psychology. He studies the limits of human imagination — how we [fail to] understand concepts that lie beyond the reach of perception and action — and implications for mitigating climate change, educating STEM experts, and creating a more just society. Before becoming a card-carrying Scientist, he was a child detective, then a professional magician, and finally a national team wrestler. Today, he likes bikes, books, and bourbon.

Tyler Marghetis
Postdoctoral Fellow

 Daniel is a young professional pursuing his goal of effecting positive environmental change within the nexus of private business, public governance, and local communities. He is a Public Affairs and Environmental Science Masters student at SPEA, and has conducted research in Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, and Indiana. He and his family are Highpointers, attempting to summit each state's highest peak - 18 down, 32 to go!

Daniel is a young professional pursuing his goal of effecting positive environmental change within the nexus of private business, public governance, and local communities. He is a Public Affairs and Environmental Science Masters student at SPEA, and has conducted research in Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, and Indiana. He and his family are Highpointers, attempting to summit each state's highest peak - 18 down, 32 to go!

Daniel Lundberg
Graduate Research Assistant

 Joe is a Research Associate in SPEA. His research is centered on pro-environmental behavior and the connections between sustainable consumption and well-being. He likes getting outdoors when he can and playing tabletop games when he can't.

Joe is a Research Associate in SPEA. His research is centered on pro-environmental behavior and the connections between sustainable consumption and well-being. He likes getting outdoors when he can and playing tabletop games when he can't.

Joe Kantenbacher
Research Associate

 Savannah keeps everyone entertained as she chases chipmunks and squirrels. She also lazes around the lab. She thinks she is a lap dog, so if you sit still, she will sit on your lap. Lick. Snuggle.

Savannah keeps everyone entertained as she chases chipmunks and squirrels. She also lazes around the lab. She thinks she is a lap dog, so if you sit still, she will sit on your lap. Lick. Snuggle.

Savannah
Lab Mascot

 Deidra is a first-year Environmental Science PhD student in SPEA. As an undergrad, she researched environmental education in children and studied sustainable development at an Ecovillage in Wales; now she is interested in understanding how to overcome barriers that discourage individuals from making environmentally-conscious decisions. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, wine, and rescuing shelter cats.

Deidra is a first-year Environmental Science PhD student in SPEA. As an undergrad, she researched environmental education in children and studied sustainable development at an Ecovillage in Wales; now she is interested in understanding how to overcome barriers that discourage individuals from making environmentally-conscious decisions. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, wine, and rescuing shelter cats.

Deidra Miniard
PhD Student

 Gregg is a psychology grad student at Stanford University. He met Shahzeen at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), when they started working together. His research looks at how people are motivated by others to live sustainably, including the best ways to communicate appeals for personal behavior change and environmental policy support. Gregg thoroughly enjoys skipping stones, riding his bike, and cooking with left-overs.

Gregg is a psychology grad student at Stanford University. He met Shahzeen at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), when they started working together. His research looks at how people are motivated by others to live sustainably, including the best ways to communicate appeals for personal behavior change and environmental policy support. Gregg thoroughly enjoys skipping stones, riding his bike, and cooking with left-overs.

Gregg Sparkman
Postdoctoral Fellow




Lab Alumni

Steven Bakovic • Andy Barnes • Erich Christian • Jared Eichmiller • Claire Dorner Undergrad IU • Ian Ford • Shree Harsha Sridharmurthy • Kelsey Hinton Community Water Center in CA • Benjamin Inskeep EQ Research • Carissa Knox PhD program at University of Michigan• Michelle Lute WildEarth Guardians in MT • Drew Marcantonio PhD program University of Notre Dame • Kerry Neil • Shahera Omar • Kelsey Poinsatte-Jones • Nick Posawatz • Cale Reeves PhD program UT Austin • Zac Ruzycki Dept of Commerce in MN •Greer Ryan Center for Biological Diversity in CA • Yu Song  Janine Tang • Tarlie Townsend PhD program University of Michigan • Kurt Waldman Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography IU •Seth Watkins