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Kristin Hurst

Kristin Hurst, Assistant Professor

Geography and Environmental Resources

Dr. Hurst's research interests include Sustainability Psychology, Pro-environmental Behavior, Climate Change Engagement, and Human-Environment Interactions.


Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Ohio State University
PhD, Virginia Tech 
MS, Texas A&M 
BA, Emerson College

Selection of Courses Taught

Geography, People, and the Environment
Sustainability Leadership
Identity and Environmental Conflict
Social Science Methods

Kristen Hurst
Phone: 618-536-3375
Office: 4520 Faner Hall
Google Scholar Profile
CV (pdf)

Recent Publications

Hurst, K. F., Carrel, A. L., Gore, C., & Sintov, N. D. (2024). Transit stories: How hearing about others’ experiences impacts transit use and satisfaction. Travel Behaviour and Society, 36, 100770.

Null, D. C., Hurst, K. F., & Duram, L. A. (2024). Beyond the classroom: Influence of a sustainability intervention on university students’ environmental knowledge and behaviors. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 1-12.

Adhikari, S., Hurst, K. F., & Joshi, O. (2023). Understanding the Barriers to Adoption of Mixed-Species Herbivory in the Southern Great Plains of the United States. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 90, 157-164.

Stern, M. J., Hurst, K. F., Brousseau, J. J., O’Brien, C., & Hansen, L. J. (2023). Ten Lessons for Effective Place-Based Climate Adaptation Planning Workshops. Climate, 11(2), 43.

Hurst, K.F., Sintov, N.D., & Donnelly, G. E. (2023). Let’s talk about it: increasing sustainable behavior through conversation. Journal of Environmental Psychology.

Hurst, K. F., & Sintov, N. D. (2022). Trusting Autonomous vehicles as moral agents improves related policy support. Frontiers in Psychology (in press)

Sintov, N. D., & Hurst, K. F. (2022). Experimental support for a trust heuristic. Journal of Risk Research, 1-26.

Hurst, K. F., & Sintov, N. D. (2022). Guilt consistently motivates pro-environmental outcomes while pride depends on context. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 80, 101776.

Adams, I., Hurst, K., & Sintov, N. (2020). Experienced guilt, but not pride, mediates the effect of feedback on pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 101476. 

Hurst, K., Stern, M.J. (2020). Messaging for Environmental Action: The Role of Moral Frame and Message Source. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 

Hurst, K., Stern, M. J., Hull, R. B., & Axsom, D. (2020). Addressing identity-related barriers to collaboration for conservation through self-affirmation theory and moral foundations theory. Conservation Biology. 

Hurst, K., C.P. Ramsdell, and M.G. Sorice. (2017). Applying Life Course Theory to Understand Ranching Involvement in Central Texas. Ecology and Society, 22(1).