Faculty profile

Colleen Moore

Colleen Moore

Dept. of Psychology
422 Psychology
(608) 263-4868


Research Keywords

psychology, behavioral toxicology


  • Department of Psychology, Professor
  • Harlow Laboratory for Biological Psychology, researcher
  • Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, team teaching commitment
  • Religious Studies Program, affiliate

Current Projects

  • Uncertainty and ethical reasoning about environmental issues
  • Effects of prenatal alcohol and/or stress on development in nonhuman primates

Representative Classes

  • Psych 210: Psychometric methods
  • Psych 411: Psychology of Environmental Issues
  • Psych 411: Psychology of Religion
  • Psych 610: Statistical Analysis of Psychological Experiments
  • Psych 918: Psychology of Risk
  • Psych 960: Core Issues in Developmental Psychology

Research Statement

I study judgment and decision making, psychology of environmental issues, and moral thought about environmental issues. My lab group is currently working on psychological processes in the perception of environmental justice issues and how uncertainty affects moral reasoning. In addition, I have collaborative projects with Professor Schneider on prenatal influences on development.

Selected Publications

  • Moore, C.F. (2003). Silent Scourge: Children, pollution and why scientists disagree. New York: Oxford University Press
  • Roberts, A.D., Moore, C.F., Barnhart, T.E., et al. (2004). Prenatal stress, moderate fetal alcohol exposure, and deopamine system function in rhesus monkeys. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 26, 169-178.
  • 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.
  • Dilworth-Bart, J.E. & Moore, C.F. (2006). Mercy mercy me: Social injustices and the prevention of environmental pollutant exposures among ethnic minority and poor children. Child Development, 77, 247-265.
  • Shiverick, S. M. & Moore, C. F. (2007). Second-order beliefs about intention and children’s attributions of sociomoral judgment. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.