Adrian Vargas-Lopez, PhD
I am passionately dedicated to researching the behavioural aspects of climate change adaptation, with a particular emphasis on individuals who have experienced extreme weather events. My primary research approach involves conducting experiments and integrating insights from psychology, economics, and planning studies to provide a more comprehensive understanding of adaptation behaviours, especially in challenging decision-making contexts. This research serves a dual purpose: guiding the development of interventions that promote pro-environmental behaviours and offering valuable insights for stakeholders involved in climate change adaptation initiatives.
In my teaching philosophy, I remain deeply committed to two core principles: fostering critical thinking and facilitating active learning. I believe in equipping students with the essential skills to think critically and actively engage through various teaching methods. Furthermore, I am dedicated to creating an inclusive and respectful learning environment, ensuring that all students feel empowered to contribute and collaborate effectively.