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Daniel Stokols

Daniel Stokols

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Dr. Stokols is Chancellor’s Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design, and Psychology and Social Behavior in the School of Social Ecology (where he served as Director and founding Dean during 1988-1998) at the University of California, Irvine. He is also Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Nursing Science in the College of Health Sciences at UCI. He is past President of the Division of Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology of APA and served as a Council Member for SPSSI (Division 9 of APA, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues) and as a Board member of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). He currently serves as a Section Editor for the American Journal of Health Promotion and as a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Environmental Psychology and the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research.

Stokols received the Annual Career Award of the Environmental Design Research Association in 1991, the UC Irvine Lauds and Laurels Faculty Achievement Award and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research in 2003, and UCI’s Outstanding Professor Award for the School of Social Ecology during 2009. His research examines contextual factors that influence the success of transdisciplinary research and training programs, as well as the health and behavioral impacts of environmental stressors such as traffic congestion, overcrowding, and information overload. His work emphasizes a "transdisciplinary action research" approach to studying people's interactions with their everyday environments and translating scientific knowledge into strategies for resolving social problems and improving the design of sociophysical environments.

Stokols is co-author of Behavior, Health, and Environmental Stress (1986) and co-editor of the Handbook of Environmental Psychology (1987) and Promoting Human Wellness (2002). He served as Scientific Consultant to the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences and as a member of NCI’s Science of Team Science (SciTS) team between 2005-2011. He is currently a Team Science Evaluation Consultant for the National Academies of Science-Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) for promoting interdisciplinary research.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Health Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Sociology, Social Networks

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Daniel Stokols
Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
4556 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92697-7075
United States

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