Elise Amel portrait

Elise Amel

Professor
Degree
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1994
Office
JRC LL58
Phone
(651) 962-5046
Fax
651-962-5051
Mail
JRC LL56
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Spring 2014 Courses

Spring 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 212 - 01 Research Methods in Psychology M - W - F 1055 - 1200 JRC LL45
CRN: 40323 4 Credit Hours Research designs and problems, with emphasis on operationalization of concepts, development of hypotheses, specific research designs, sources of error, literature reviews, data collection, data analysis and use of APA format. Prerequisites: PSYC 111 and STAT 220 (QMCS 220 or IDTH 220) View Online Printable Schedule
PSYC 212 - 51 Research Methods in Psyc/ Lab M - - - - 0830 - 1030 JRC LL45
CRN: 40324 0 Credit Hours Research designs and problems, with emphasis on operationalization of concepts, development of hypotheses, specific research designs, sources of error, literature reviews, data collection, data analysis and use of APA format. Prerequisites: PSYC 111 and STAT 220 (QMCS 220 or IDTH 220) View Online Printable Schedule
PSYC 342 - 01 Psychology and Work - T - R - 1330 - 1510 JRC LL01
CRN: 42893 4 Credit Hours This course presents basic concepts of psychology as they apply everyday in the workplace. Topics to be covered include measurement and its applications in the workplace (e.g., personnel decisions and performance appraisals), worker training, worker attitudes and motivation, worker adjustment, health and safety, leadership, communication and group behavior and development of the organization. Prerequisites: PSYC 111 and junior standing

Academic History

B.S., St. Norbert College, 1989
M.A., Purdue University, 1992
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1994

Dr. Amel began teaching at UST in 1997 and frequently teaches General Psychology, Research Methods, Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Conservation Pscyhology.  Her research interests include how individual differences such as mindfulness and personality relate to how individulas and organizations approach environmental sustainability.  She also studies the types of goals best suited to obtaining a sustainable lifestyle or work ethic.  Amel regularly includes students in her research team (conducting library research, data collection, entry and analysis) and is currently the director of UST's Environmental Studies program.

Expertise

Conservation Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Awards & Honors

Office of Service-Learning Service-Learning Faculty Award, May 2013
Undergraduate Research & Collaborative Scholarship Undergraduate Research Award, May 2011
Undergraduate Student Government Accolades, May 2008
Division of Student Affairs Faculty Award for Excellence in Service Learning, May 2003.

Recent Publications

Amel, E.L., & Manning, C.M. (2012). Exploring the effectiveness of ecological principles as a method for
      integrating environmental content into psychology courses.  Ecopsychology, 4(2), 127-136.

Manning, C.M., Amel, E.L., & Bock T.S. (2012). Environmental sustainability and introductory psychology: 
      A natural partnership.  Ecopsychology, 4(2), 122-126.

Conway, J.M, Amel, E.L., & Gerwien, D.P. (2009). How much do we learn from community service
      learning?  A meta-analysis of academic, personal, social, and citizenship outcomes. Teaching of
      Psychology, 36
(4), 233-245.

Manning, C.M., Amel, E. L., Forsman, J. W., &Scott, B. A. (2009).  Framing climate change solutions: The
      importance of getting the numbers right.  International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and
      Management, 1
(4), 326-339.

Amel, E.L., & Manning, C.M., & Scott, B.A. (2009).  Mindfulness and sustainable behavior: Pondering
      attention and awareness as means for being green.  Ecopsychology, 1(1), 14-25.

Amel, E.L., & Manning, C.M. (2009). The mechanics of human behavior. In W. Jedlicka (Ed.) Packaging
      sustainability
. New York: Wiley.

Amel, E.L., & Uhrskov, A. (2008).  Designing the academic course: Principles and practicalities.  In S.E.
      Spencer, and K. Tuma (Eds.), The guide to successful short-term programs abroad (2nd ed, pp.73-
      106). Washington, DC:NAFSA.

Recent Presentations

Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., & Scott, B.A. (2013, September).  Goal setting in context: The impact of
      psychological distance on the appeal of goals.  Paper for the 10th Biennial Conference on
      Environmental Psychology, Magdeburg, Germany. 

Amel, E.L., & Manning, C.M. (2013, August).  Goal setting and psychological distance: An 
      inconvenient truth? Symposium for the 118th Annual Convention of the American
      Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Amel, E.L. (2013, June).  Effective integration ofsustainability into business, social science
      and humanities courses using ecological worldview principles. In K. Holman (Chair), 
      Integrating environmental education in the academy and community: Global efforts and
      insights from practitioners in the field.  Symposium for the19th International Symposium on
      Society and Resource Management, Estes Park, CO

Amel, E.L. (2012, June).  Thinking like an ecologist: A short-hand method for business students. In E.
      Goodstein (Chair), Business Sustainability and Education: How Far? How Fast?  Symposium for the
      annual meeting of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, Santa Clara, CA.

Amel, E.L. (2011, August). The business of integrating the earth into our curriculum: Sustainability in I/O
      & consumer psychology.  In A.T. Brook (Chair), Greening Your classes: Incorporating environmental
      sustainability across the psychology curriculum
. Symposium at the 116th Annual Convention of the
      American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., Forsman, J.W., & Scott, B.A. (2011, April).  Goal specificity, goal difficulty and
      perceived need to develop skills in the context of environmental sustainability.  Symposium for Society
      for Human Ecology, Las Vegas, NV.

Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., & Scott, B.A. (2011, April).  To fly or not to fly:  Motivational barriers to
      sustainable corporate travel.  Invited poster for the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial
      and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., Forsman, J.W., & Scott, B.A. (2010, April).  Goal specificity and goal
      acceptance in the context of environmental sustainability. In A.M. Sanders, & A.H. Huffman (Chairs),
      Earth and I/O: Implications for a sustainable workforce
. Symposium for the annual meeting of the
      Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA. 

Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., Forsman, J.W., & Scott, B.A. (2010, April).  Seeing the world through green-
      colored glasses?  Openness to experience and organization-wide Environmental sustainability
      efforts. In C.L.Z. DuBois (Chair), Environmental sustainability: Exploring the dimensions and
      prediction of green behavior.
Symposium for the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and
      Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., & Scott, B.A. (2009, August). Goal setting feedback and environmental
      sustainability: The importance of making invisible information visible.  In D.A. DuBois (Chair), Social
      Design for sustainability: Exploring the design characteristics of the organizational ecology. 

      Symposium for the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., & Scott, B.A. (2009, April). Employee perceptions and organizational
      opportunities on the path to going green.  In A. H. Huffman (Chair), “Working” through environmental
      issues: The role of the I/O psychologist.
Symposium for the annual meeting of the Society for
      Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Amel, E.L., Scott, B.A., Manning, C.M., & Forsman, J.W. (2009, April). Increasing Employees’ Green
      Behavior:  The role of I/O constructs such as attitudes, norms, motivation, and leadership.  In M. Dela
      Rosa (Chair), What is I/O psychology’s role in supporting green business initiatives? Symposium for
      the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans,
      Louisiana.

Amel, E.L. (2009, April).  The psychology of sustainability.  Invited address for the Annual Conference of
      the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Amel, E. L., Manning, C.M., Scott, B. A., Forsman, J. W., & Black, E.M. (2008, November).  You say
      ANWR, I say NPRA…let’s call the whole thing off: The effects of framing on willingness to drill for
      oil.
1st Annual Klima 2008 Conference, Hamburg, Germany via Internet.

Amel, E.L., Scott, B.A., & Manning, C.M.  (2008, September). Many paths lead to green: Differences
      between parents’ and non-parents’ environmental motivations.  In B.A. Scott (Chair), Shades of green:
      Implications of human diversity for environmental education and advocacy.
Symposium for Society
      for Human Ecology, Bellingham, WA.  

Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., & Scott, B.A.  (2008, August).  I/O and conservation psychology: A natural
      partnership for sustainability. 
 Poster presented at the 116th Annual Convention of the American
      Psychological Association, Boston, MA.  

Amel, E.L., Scott, B.A., Manning, C.M., & Bock, T.S. (2008, April) Creating a sustainable
      curriculum: Case examples from a psychology department
.   Paper presented at the annual
      meeting of the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability, Decorah, IA.

Amel, E., Manning, C. and Scott, B.  (2007, November).  Discrepancies between what we say we value
      versus our daily decisions. 
 Poster session presented at 1st Annual Behavior, Energy and Climate
      Change Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Amel, E.L., Scott, B.A., Manning, C.M. & Stinson, J.  (2007, August). I’m not an environmentalist, I just
      behave like one.  In E. L. Amel (Chair), Conservation psychology in the field.  Symposium conducted
      at the 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA. 

Selected Student Papers

Michalak, N., Korcak, O., Amel, E.L., Manning,C.M., & Scott, B.A. (2013, May).  How perceived
     behavioral control influences donations of time & money to the problem of global
     climate change.  Poster for the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC

Kelly, B., Manning, C.M. & Amel, E.L. (2012, June).  Conservation psychology in Germany.  Paper for
      the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, Santa Clara, CA. Selected for Best Student
      Paper.

Hays, A.  (2012, February).  Impact of urban gardening on a university campus.  Selected for Scholars at
      the Capitol, St. Paul, MN.  Sponsored by a 2011 $4,000 Community-Based Research Grant
      http://www.stthomas.edu/bulletin/2012/02/15/cilce-corner-garden/

Lyons, R.E., Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., & Scott, B.A. (2011, April).  To fly or not to fly:  using the
      theory of planned behavior to understand personal travel
.  Symposium for Society for Human
      Ecology, Las Vegas, NV.

Lyons, R. & Amel, E.L. (2010, May).  Pets as purses:  Treating pets as accessories and its influence on
      how humans value the natural environment.
  Annual Conference of the Midwestern Psychological
      Association, Chicago, IL.

Forsman, J.W., Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., & Scott, B.A. (2010, April).  Applying the transtheoretical
      model of change to sustainable work behaviors.In A.M. Sanders, & A.H. Huffman (Chairs), Earth and
      I/O: Implications for a sustainable workforce
. Symposium for the annual meeting of the Society for 
      Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Forsman, J.W., Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., & Scott, B.A. (2008, September). Getting hooked: Finding
      effective frames for religious and Residence-related worldviews.  In B.A. Scott (Chair), Shades of
      green: Implications of human diversity for environmental education and advocacy.
Symposium for
      Society for Human Ecology, Bellingham, WA.  

Duclos, E.L. (2007, April).  The influence of self-efficacy and knowledge in sustainable behaviors. Poster
      session presented at the 21st National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Dominican
      University of California.  Sponsored by a $4,000 Young Scholars grant.