Scholars

Aaron M. McCright

Michigan State University
United States

Aaron M. McCright is Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University. Dr. McCright was named a 2007 Kavli Frontiers Fellow in the National Academy of Sciences, he served as a 2008-2009 Lilly Teaching Fellow at MSU, and he received the 2009 Teacher-Scholar Award and the 2009 Curricular Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award at MSU. In 2014, he received the Larry T. Reynolds Award for Outstanding Teaching of Sociology from the Michigan Sociological Association.

Publications

Rachael L. Schwom, Cindy Isenhour, Rebecca C. Jordan, Aaron M. McCright, & Jennifer Meta Robinson. “Integrating the Social Sciences to Enhance Climate Literacy,”
Frontiers in Ecology & Environment 15(7):377-384 (August 2017).

Aaron M. McCright & Riley E. Dunlap. “The Politicization of Climate Change & Polarization in the American Public’s Views of Global Warming, 2001-2010,”
The Sociological Quarterly 52:155-194 (December 2016).

Riley E. Dunlap, Aaron M. McCright, & Jerrod Yarosh. “The Political Divide on Climate Change: Partisan Polarization in the US Public Widens,”
Environment 58(5):4-2  (August 2016).

Aaron M. McCright., Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt, Rachael L. Shwom, Steven R. Brechin, & Summer Allen. “Ideology, Capitalism, & Climate: Explaining Public Views about Climate Change in the United States,”
Energy Research & Social Science 21:180-189 (November 2016).

Aaron M. McCright. “Anti-Reflexivity & Climate Change Skepticism in the US General Public”

Human Ecology Review 22(2): 77-107 (January 2016).

Aaron M. McCright, Meghan Charters, Katherine Dentzman, & Thomas Dietz. “Examining the Effectiveness of Climate Change Frames in the Face of a Denialist Counter-Frame,”
Topics in Cognitive Science 8(1):76-97 (November 2015).

Aaron M. McCright, Riley E. Dunlap, & Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt. “Political Ideology & Views about Climate Change in the European Union,”
Environmental Politics 25(2):338-358 (September 2015).

Riley E. Dunlap & Aaron M. McCright. “Challenging Climate Change: The Denial Countermovement,” Pp. 300-332 in Climate Change & Society: Sociological Perspectives, 
New York: Oxford University Press (August 2015).

Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt, Aaron M. McCright, Thomas Dietz, & Riley E. Dunlap. 2014. “Political Orientation Eclipses Climate Extremes for Climate Change Perception,”
Global Environmental Change 29:246-257 (November 2014).

Aaron M. McCright, Riley E. Dunlap, & Chenyang Xiao. “Increasing Influence of Party Identification on Perceived Scientific Agreement & Support for Government Action on Climate Change in the USA, 2006-2012,”
Weather, Climate, & Society 6:194-201 (April 2014).

Aaron M. McCright, Brian O’Shea, Ryan Sweeder, Gerald Urquhart, & Aklilu Zeleke. “Promoting Interdisciplinarity through Climate Change Education,”
Nature Climate Change 3:713-716 (August 2013).

Aaron M. McCright, Riley E. Dunlap, & Chenyang Xiao. “Perceived Scientific Agreement & Support for Government Action on Climate Change in the USA,”
Climatic Change 119:511-518 (February 2013).

Riley, E. Dunlap & Aaron M. McCright. “Organized Climate Change Denial.” In Oxford Handbook of Climate Change & Society,

Cambridge: Oxford University Press (January 2012).

Aaron M. McCright & Riley E. Dunlap. “Cool Dudes: The Denial of Climate Change among Conservative White Males in the United States,”
Global Environmental Change 21:1163-1172 (October 2011).

Aaron M. McCright. “Political Orientation Moderates Americans’ Beliefs & Concern about Climate Change,”
Climatic Change 104(2):243-253 (December 2010).

Aaron M. McCright. “The Effects of Gender on Climate Change Knowledge Concern in the American Public,”
Population & Environment 32:66-87 (September 2010).

Riley E. Dunlap & Aaron M. McCright. “Climate Change Denial: Sources, Actors, & Strategies.” In Routledge Handbook of Climate Change & Society, 
Routledge (August 2010).

Aaron M. McCright & Riley E. Dunlap. 2010. “Anti-Reflexivity: The American Conservative Movement’s Success in Undermining Climate Science and Policy,”
Theory, Culture, & Society 27(2-3):100-133 (May 2010).

Aaron M. McCright. “The Social Bases of Climate Change Knowledge, Concern, & Policy Support in the US General Public,”
Hofstra Law Review 37(4):1017-1047 (January 2009).

Aaron M. McCright. “Dealing With Climate Change Contrarians.” In Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change & Facilitating Social Change, 
New York: Cambridge University Press (January 2008).

Aaron M. McCright & Riley E. Dunlap. “Defeating Kyoto: The Conservative Movement’s Impact on U.S. Climate Change Policy,”
Social Problems 5(3):348-373 (September 2003).

Aaron M. McCright & Riley E. Dunlap. “Challenging Global Warming as a Social Problem: An Analysis of the Conservative Movement’s Counter Claims,”
Social Problems 47(4):499-522 (November 2000).