Laura M. Arpan


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Laura M. Arpan


Laura M. Arpan


Scholarly Interests

Attitudes and persuasion; responses to pro-environmental and health messages; motivated reasoning; adoption of sustainable energy sources and technologies related to energy use and sustainability

Overview Background Publications

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Sapenta, F., O’Brien, L., & Arpan, L. (In press.) Interview Study to Uncover the Energy Use Impacts and Behaviors of Teleworkers Who Relocated During COVID-19 in Canada. Architectural Science Review.

Arpan, L., Rissetto, R. , Yan, Z. , Roetzel, A., Azar, E., Jazizadeh, F., Morandi, F., Zhu, Y., Heydarian, A., Bourikas, L., Huebner, G., Gasparella, A. (2022). The hopeful expect to be comfortable: Exploring emotion and personal norms related to sustainable buildings in the United States. Energy Research and Social Science, 93, 102846. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2022.102846

Arpan, L., Ray, E., Sellers, N., & Bravo, O., Self-effects of user-generated messages on pro-environmental identity (2022). Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 21(4), 368-382. DOI: 10.1080/1533015X.2022.2121329

He, T. , Jazizadeh, F., & Arpan, L. AI-powered virtual assistants nudging occupants for energy saving: Proactive smart speakers for HVAC control. (2022). Building Research & Information, 50(4), 394-409. DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2021.2012119

Chen, C-F., Deitz, T., Fefferman, N., Greig, J., Cetin, K., Robinson, C., Arpan, L., Schweiker, M., Dong, B., Wu, W., Li, Y. Zhou, H., Wu, J., Wen, J., Fu, J., Hong, T., Yan, D., Nelson, H., Zhu, Y., Li, X., Xie, L., Fu, R. (2022) Extreme events, energy security and equality through micro and macro levels: Concepts, challenges and methods. Energy Research and Social Science, 85, 102401. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2021.102401 

Ray, E., Perko, A., Oehme, K., Arpan, L., Clark, J., & Bradley, L. (2021). Freshmen snxiety and COVID-19: Practical implications from an online intervention for supporting students affected by health inequities. Journal of American College Health. Published online in advance of print August 2021.  DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2021.1965610

Wang, Z., & Arpan, L. (2021). Group affirmation influences acceptance of environmental risk messages. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 20 (2), 108-122. DOI: 10.1080/1533015X.2020.1726232

Zhao, D., Arpan, L. M, Raney, A. A., & Petts, R. (2021). Examining the self- and others-oriented effects of exposure to a mental health narrative. Psychology of Popular Media, 10(1), 115-123. DOI: 10.1037/ppm0000274

Ray, E. , Arpan, L., Oehme, K., Perko, A., Clark, J. (2021). Helping students cope with adversity: The influence of a web-based intervention on students’ self-efficacy and intentions to use wellness-related resources. Journal of American College Health, 69(4), 444-451. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2019.1679818.

Heydarian, A., McIlvennie, C., Arpan, L. M., Yousefi, S. , Syndicus, M., Schweiker, M., Jazizadeh, F., Rissetto, R., Pisello, A. L., Piselli, C., Berger, C., Yan, Z. , & Mahdavi, A. (2020). What drives our behaviors in buildings? A review on occupant interactions with building systems from the lens of behavioral theories. Building and Environment, 179, 106928. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106928

Hou, J., Arpan, L. M., Wu, Y., Feiock, R., Ozguven, E., & Arghandeh, R. (2020). The road toward smart cities: A study of citizens' acceptance of mobile applications for city services. Energies,13(10), 2496. DOI: 10.3390/en13102496

Diwanji, V. , Arpan, L. M., Ulak, M., Hou, J., & Ozguven, E. (2020). Understanding citizens' communication channel preferences during natural disasters: A synchronicity-based, mixed-methods exploration using survey and geospatial analysis. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 47, 101646. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101646

Oehme, K., Perko, A., Altimus, M., Ray, E. , Arpan, L., & Clark, J. (2020). Lessons from a Student Resilience Project. Journal of College Student Development, 61(3), 396-399. DOI: 10.1353/csd.2020.0037

Perko, A., Oehme, K., Ray, E.C., Arpan, L., & Clark, J.J. (2020).  The vulnerability gap: Group differences in childhood trauma and resilience on a Florida college campus. Florida Journal of Educational Research, 58(6), 1-19.

Ray, E. , Arpan, L., Oehme, K., Perko, A., Clark, J. (2020). Examining the implementation of a universal approach to student resilience. Journal of Higher Education Management, 35(3), 4-15.

Ray, E. , Arpan, L., Oehme, K., Perko, A., Clark, J. (2019). Testing restorative narratives in a college student resilience project. Innovative Higher Education, 44(4), 267–282. DOI: 10.1007/s10755-019-9464-4.