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Taciano L. Milfont

University of Waikato
New Zealand
Email taciano.milfont [at] vuw [period/dot]

Taciano L. Milfont is an interdisciplinary environmental‐behavioural scientist who studies the underlying psychological, social and contextual factors that motivate and inhibit pro-environmental actions. He is regarded as a pioneer and leading scholar in taking a cross-cultural perspective to address environmental problems. Taciano is former Associate Editor of Journal of Environmental Psychology and Environment and Behavior.


Jylhä KM, Tam K-P, Milfont TL. 2021. “Acceptance of group-based dominance and climate change denial: A cross-cultural study in Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Sweden,” Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 2021;24(2):198-207.

Samantha K. Stanley, Taciano L. Milfont, Marc S. Wilson, & Chris G. Sibley. 2019. “The influence of social dominance orientation and right-wing authoritarianism on environmentalism: A five-year cross-lagged analysis,” PLOS One (July 2019).

Taciano L. Milfont & P. Wesley Schultz. 2018. “The role of attitudes in environmental issues.” In The Handbook of Attitudes: Applications, New York: Routledge (September 2018).

Rhian Salmon, Rebecca Priesley, Michele Fontana, & Taciano L. Milfont. 2017. “Climate change communication in New Zealand.” In The Oxford encyclopedia of climate change communication, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2017).

Samantha K. Stanley, Marc S. Wilson, Chris G. Sibley, & Taciano L. Milfont. 2017. “Dimensions of social dominance and their associations with environmentalism,” Personality and Individual Differences (2017).

Taciano L. Milfont, Marc S. Wilson, Chris G. Sibley. 2017. “The public’s belief in climate change and its human cause are increasing over time,” PLOS One (March 2017).

Kirsti M. Jylhä, Clara Cantal, Nazar Akrami, & Taciano L. Milfont. 2016. “Denial of anthropogenic climate change: Social dominance orientation helps explain the conservative male effect in Brazil and Sweden,” Personality and Individual Differences (August 2016).

Taciano L. Milfont & Chris G. Sibley. 2014. “The hierarchy enforcement hypothesis of environmental exploitation: A social dominance perspective,” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (November 2014).

Taciano L. Milfont. 2012. “The psychology of environmental attitudes: Conceptual and empirical insights from New Zealand,” Ecopsychology (December 2012).

Taciano L. Milfont, Niki Harré, Chris G. Sibley, & John Duckitt. 2012. “The climate-change dilemma: Examining the association between parental status and political party support,” Journal of Applied Social Psychology (September 2012).


Taciano L. Milfont. 2010. “Global warming, climate change and human psychology.” In Psychological approaches to sustainability: Current trends in theory, research and practice, New York: Nova Science (January 2010).