Profile for Katherine Kortenkamp

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Specialty area(s)

Psychology of Environmental Issues

Research Methods & Statistics

Current courses at UWL

Experimental Psychology

Advanced Research Methods

Environmental Issues: Applied Psychology

Research Methods for Minors

Psychological Measurement


PhD - Psychology (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Undergraduate Degree - Psychology & Environmental Studies (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Research and publishing

My research has focused on scientific uncertainty and environmental risk perceptions, cooperation in resource dilemmas, environmental ethics, ethical decision making, and most recently outdoor recreation risk prevention. Below are some representative publications in these areas.

Kortenkamp, K. V., Moore, C. F., Sheridan, D., & Ahrens, E. (2017). No hiking beyond this point! Hiking risk prevention recommendations in peer-reviewed literature. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 20, 67-76.

Kortenkamp, K. V., & Basten, B. (2015). Environmental science in the media: Effects of opposing viewpoints on risk and uncertainty perceptions. Science Communication, 37(3), 287-313.

Kortenkamp, K. V., & Moore, C. F. (2014). Ethics under uncertainty: The morality and appropriateness of utilitarianism when outcomes are uncertain. American Journal of Psychology, 127(3), 367-382.

Kortenkamp, K. V., & Moore, C. F. (2006). Time, uncertainty, and individual differences in decisions to cooperate in resource dilemmas. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 603-615.

Kortenkamp, K. V., & Moore, C. F. (2001). Ecocentrism and anthropocentrism: Moral reasoning about ecological commons dilemmas. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 21, 261-272.



William Cerbin, CATL; and Robert Dixon, Katherine Kortenkamp and Tesia Marshik, all Psychology; co-authored the article "Students' understanding of how belief and context influence motivation for learning: A lesson study approach" in The Scholarship of Teaching and learning Psychology published on Dec. 1, 2015.

Submitted on: Feb. 9, 2016