Jeffrey Lees is an Associate Research Scholar in the Behavioral Science for Policy Lab (BSPL) and affiliated with the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) and the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (CPREE). He studies the nature of inaccurate beliefs, examining their social and psychological antecedents, the negative outcomes they cause for organizations, politics, and the environment, and how they can be attenuated through targeted intervention. His current research examines climate change belief traps, namely how organizational leaders, partisans, and policy makers vastly underestimate public support for climate mitigation policies and behavioral social norms changes related to sustainability.
Jeff received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior & Social Psychology from Harvard University in 2020. Prior to joining Princeton University, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Clemson University researching the psychology of misinformation.