Female professor stops at students desk to discuss his work.

Perri B. Druen, Ph.D.


  • B.A., University of Louisville (1988)
  • M.A., University of Louisville (1991)
  • Ph.D., University of Louisville (1995)


  • Social Psychology
  • Personality
  • Sustainability and Psychology
  • Design and Analysis III

Research Interests

  • Social dilemmas in environmental decision-making
  • Attitude change related to poverty
  • Mate-copying
  • Couple estrangement


  • American Psychological Association Dissertation Grant, 1993
  • Ph.D. Qualifying Exams: Passed with Distinction, 1991
  • Psi Chi Service Award, 1988

Recent Publications

  • Druen, P. B., & Zawadzki, S. J. (2021). Escaping the climate trap: Participation in a climate-specific social dilemma simulation boosts climate-protective motivation and actions. Sustainability, 13, 9438. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/16/9438
  • Cunningham, M. R., Druen, P. B., Logsdon, M. C., Dreschler, B. W., Barbee, A. P., Carrico, R. L., Billings, S. W., & Jones, J. W. (2022).  The psychology of coronavirus behavioral health mindset, vaccination receptivity, customer orientation and community public service.  Frontiers in Psychology. https://10.3389/fpsyg.2022.837365
  • Cunningham, M. R., Druen, P. B., Barbee, A. P., Jones, J. W., & Dreschler, B. W. (2021). COVID-19 Behavioral Health Mindset Inventory: A method for enhancing employee and consumer safety. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/01973533.2021.1881520
  • Zawadzki, S. J., Bouman, T., Steg, L., Bojarskich, V., & Druen, P. B. (2020). Translating climate beliefs into action in a changing political landscape, Climatic Change, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02739-w
  • Engler, J. N., Druen, P. B., Steck, L. W., Ligon, M., Jacob, S., & Arseneau, L. J. (2019). Enhancing advocacy for individuals in poverty: The role of a poverty simulation training. Psychological Services. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/ser0000348

Recent Presentations

  • Druen, P. B., Shedlosky-Shoemaker, R., Hartwell, T. N., & Martin, L. M. (2021, October). Do People “Walk the Talk” After a Privilege Walk? Impact on Equity-Supportive Attitudes and Behaviors. Poster presentation for the Annual Teaching of Psychology Conference, Louisville, KY, Virtual.
  • Deffler, S. A., Shedlosky-Shoemaker, R., Curlik, D., & Druen, P. (2021). Letting Go of Strict Deadlines: Increasing Flexibility to Level the Playing Field. In the Pandemic Pivots: Strategies for Vulnerable Students That We Should Keep After the Crisis Symposium, Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2) programming for the virtual meeting of the American Psychological Association.
  • Druen, P. B., Deffler, S., Shedlosky, R., & Kearns, C. E. (2018, August). Getting people to consider opposing views: Disrupting selective exposure. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.