Violent Extremism &
Environmental Sustainability Lab
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Who We Are
Our lab studies: 1) violent extremism and 2) environmental sustainability. Through our research we seek to gain a better understanding of the psychological processes leading to political violence and pro-environmental behaviors, as well as creating effective interventions to promote safer and more sustainable societies. We conduct cross-cultural research in the lab and in the field to examine these issues.
What motivates violent extremism?
Are counter-narratives effective to mitigate violent political activism?
In the News
Jocelyn Bélanger & Pontus Leander
December 9, 2020 – Scientific American
May 11, 2020 – Scientific American
Claudia Nisa & Jocelyn Bélanger
December 23, 2019 – Scientific American
September 9, 2019 – World Politics Review