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Katherine Arbuthnott

Professor (Campion College)

Office: CM 509
Phone: 306-359-1239
Fax: 306-359-1200

Research interests
Processes that facilitate goal-pursuit and self-control with particular application to pro-environmental behaviour and skill learning.

Representative Publications

Brooks, A.M., Ottley, K.M., Arbuthnott, K.D., & Sevigny, P. (2017). Nature-related mood effects: Season and type of nature contact. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 54, 91-102. Doi: 10.1016/jenvp.2017.10.004

Arbuthnott, K.D., & Scerbe, A. (2016). Goal framing in public issue and action decisions. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, doi: 10.1111/asap.12119

Arbuthnott, K.D., & Devoe, D. (2014). Understanding of biodiversity among western Canadian university students. Human Ecology, 42, 147-158.

Arbuthnott, K.D., & Dolter, B. (2013). Escalation of commitment to fossil fuels. Ecological Economics, 89, 7-13.

Arbuthnott, K.D., Arbuthnott, D.W. & Thompson, V.A. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, (2006) The Mind in Therapy: Cognitive Science for Practice.

Arbuthnott, K.D. (in press). Sustainable consumption: Attitudes, actions, and well-being. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.

Arbuthnott, K.D. (2010). Taking the long view: Environmental sustainability and delay of gratification. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 10, 4-22.

Dolter, B. & Arbuthnott, K.  (2010). Any risk is unacceptable: Cultural identity, ethics and support for the nuclear industry in Saskatchewan. Prairie Forum, 35, 79-112.

Arbuthnott, K.D. (2009). Education for sustainable development: Beyond attitude change. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 10, 152-163.

Current Scholarly Projects

The influence of goal-framing and autonomous motivation on pro-environmental behaviour.

Factors that influence durability of skill learning.