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.
- 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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- Jamner, M., & Stokols, D. (Eds.). (2000). Promoting human wellness: New frontiers for research, practice, and policy. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
- Stokols, D., & Altman, I. (Eds.). (1987). Handbook of environmental psychology, Volumes 1 and 2. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
- Misra, S., & Stokols, D. (2012). Psychological and health outcomes of perceived information overload. Environment & Behavior, 44(6), 737-759.
- Stokols, D., Misra, S., Runnerstrom, M., & Hipp, A. (2009). Psychology in an age of ecological crisis: From personal angst to collective action. American Psychologist, 64(3), 181-193.
- Stokols, D., Harvey, R., Gress, J., Fuqua, J., & Phillips, K. (2005). In vivo studies of transdisciplinary scientific collaboration: Lessons learned and implications for active living research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 28(2S2), 202-213.
- Misra, S., Stokols, D., & Heberger-Marino, A. (2012). Using norm-based appeals to increase response rates in evaluation research: A field experiment. American Journal of Evaluation.
- Stokols, D. (2006). Toward a science of transdisciplinary action research. American Journal of Community Psychology, 38, 63-77.
- Stokols, D., Grzywacz, J. G., McMahan, S., & Phillips, K. (2003). Increasing the health promotive capacity of human environments. American Journal of Health Promotion, 18, 4-13.
- Stokols, D., Fuqua, J., Gress, J., Harvey, R., Phillips, K., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Unger, J., Palmer, P., Clark, M., Colby, S., Morgan, G., & Trochim, W. (2003). Evaluating transdisciplinary science. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 5, S-1, S21-S39.
- Hall, K., Stokols, D., Stipelman, B., Vogel, A., Feng, A., Masimore, B., Morgan, G., Moser, R. P., Marcus, S. E., & Berrigan, D. (2012). Assessing the value of team science: A study comparing center- and investigator-initiated grants. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 42(2), 157-163.
- Stokols, D. (1996). Translating social ecological theory into guidelines for community health promotion. American Journal of Health Promotion, 10, 282-298.
- Stokols, D. (1995). The paradox of environmental psychology. American Psychologist, 50, 821-837.
- Stokols, D., Pelletier, K. R., & Fielding, J. E. (1995). Integration of medical care and worksite health promotion. Journal of the American Medical Association, 273, 1136-1142.
- Stokols, D. (1992). Establishing and maintaining healthy environments: Toward a social ecology of health promotion. American Psychologist, 47, 6-22.
- Stokols, D. (1990). Instrumental and spiritual views of people-environment relations. American Psychologist, 45, 641-646.
- Trivedi, C., & Stokols, D. (2011). Social enterprises and corporate enterprises: Fundamental differences and defining features. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 20(1), 1-32.
- Stokols, D., & Montero, M. (2002). Toward an environmental psychology of the Internet. In R. Bechtel & A. Churchman (Eds.), Handbook of Environmental Psychology (pp. 661-675). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
- Stokols, D. (2003). The ecology of human strengths. In L. G. Aspinwall & U. M. Staudinger (Eds.), A psychology of human strengths: Fundamental questions and future directions for a positive psychology (pp. 331-343). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Stokols, D., Hall, K. L., Moser, R. P., Feng, A., Misra, S., & Taylor, B. K. (2010). Evaluating cross-disciplinary team science initiatives: Conceptual, methodological, and translational perspectives. In R. Frodeman, J. T. Klein, & C. Mitcham (Eds.), Oxford Handbook on Interdisciplinarity. New York: Oxford University Press, 471-493.
- Stokols, D., Hall, K. L., Taylor, B. K., & Moser, R. P. (2008). The science of team science: Overview of the field and introduction to the supplement. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35(2S), 77-89.
Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
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University of California, Irvine
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