- Prince George
Dr. Lavallee received her PhD in social psychology from UBC in 2000 and took a faculty position at UNBC that same year. She has an interdisciplinary background having completed a BA in history and a research fellowship in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC. She is past Chair of the Environmental Section of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Research and Expertise
Very generally, my research within the field of conservation psychology is focused on the impact of the socio-cultural context on the individuals’ ability to live sustainably and happily. I study socio-cultural factors, such as globalization and neo-liberalism, that disconnect individuals from their environmental impact and investigate radical ways to reconnection individuals to the environment, such as personal cap and trade systems. Ultimately, I am interested in conservation initiatives that also improve individual well-being,Research Fields:
- Health and Wellbeing
Conservation psychology, cultural values, social psychologyLanguages Spoken:
- MSc Psychology
- PhD Psychology
- MA Natural Resources & Biology
I consider graduate student applicants who can demonstrate an interest in at least one of the following areas: socio-cultural or social-economic conservation initiatives, methods for reconnecting the individual to their environmental impact, conservation initiatives that can improve individual well-being, the impact of globalization and neo-liberalism on individual well-being.
Lavallee, L. F. & Hadley, L. (2021). Getting to sustainable living: The individual within complex collective problems. Psynopsis-Climate Change Issue, 43 (2), 18-19.