Kirsti M. Jylhä, PhD

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Jylhä, K. M., Tam, K.-P., & Milfont, T. L. (2020). Acceptance of group‐based dominance and climate change denial: A cross‐cultural study in Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Sweden. Asian Journal of Social Psychologyhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ajsp.12444

Jylhä, K. M., Strimling, P., & Rydgren, J. (2020). Climate change denial among radical right-wing supporters. Sustainability, 12, 10226   https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/23/10226

Jylhä, K. M. & Hellmer, K. (2020). Right‐wing populism and climate change denial: The roles of exclusionary and anti‐egalitarian preferences, conservative ideology, and antiestablishment attitudes. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. https://spssi.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/asap.12203

Jylhä, K. M., Rydgren, J., & Strimling, P. (2019). Radical right-wing voters from right and left: Comparing Sweden Democrat voters who previously voted for the Conservative Party or the Social Democratic Party. Scandinavian Political Studies, 42, 220-244. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1467-9477.12147

Hellmer, K., Stenson J., & Jylhä, K. M. (2018). What's (not) underpinning ambivalent sexism?: Revisiting the roles of ideology, religiosity, personality, demographics, and men's facial hair in explaining hostile and benevolent sexism. Personality and Individual Differences, 122, 29-37. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886917306001

Jylhä, K. M., Cantal, C., Akrami, N. & Milfont, T. L. (2016). Denial of anthropogenic climate change: Social dominance orientation helps explain the conservative male effect in Brazil and Sweden. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 184-187.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886916302732

Jylhä, K. M. & Akrami, N. (2015). Social dominance orientation and climate change denial: The role of dominance and system justification. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 108-111. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886915003827

Häkkinen, K. & Akrami, N. (2014). Ideology and climate change denial. Personality and Individual Differences, 70, 62-65.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886914003596  

PhD thesis

Jylhä, K. M. (2016). Ideological roots of climate change denial: Resistance to change, acceptance of inequality, or both? Doctoral thesis, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-297879

Reports and Book Chapters

Pihkala, P., Cantell, H., Jylhä, K. M., Lyytimäki, J., Paloniemi, R., Pulkka, A., & Ratinen, I. (2020). Ahdistuksen vai innostuksen ilmasto? Ilmastoviestinnän ja -kasvatuksen keinoja ilmastoahdistuksesta selviytymiseen. In E. Pekkarinen, & T. Tuukkanen (Eds). Maapallon tulevaisuus ja lapsen oikeudet [Future of the planet and the rights of the child]. Office of the Ombudsman for Children in Finland.  

Jylhä, K. M., Rydgren, J., & Strimling, P. (2019). Sweden Democrat voters: Who are they, where do they come from, and where are they headed? Research report 2019:1. Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm. https://www.iffs.se/en/publications/iffs-reports/sweden-democrat-voters/ 

Jylhä, K. M., Rydgren, J., & Strimling, P. (2018). Sverigedemokraternas väljare: Vilka är de, var kommer de ifrån och vart är de på väg? Research report 2018:2. Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm. https://www.iffs.se/publikationer/if-rapporter/sverigedemokraterna/

Jylhä, K. M. (2018). Denial versus reality of climate change. In D. DellaSala, & M. Goldstein (Eds). Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene. Elsevier. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128096659097627

Jylhä, K. M. (2016). Refusing to acknowledge the problem: Interests of the few, implications for the many. In G. Sosa-Nunez, & E. Atkins (Eds). E-IR Edited Collections: Environment, climate change and international relations. E-International Relations Publishing. https://www.e-ir.info/publication/environment-climate-change-and-international-relations/

Conference Proceedings

Jylhä, K. M. & Hellmer, K. (2020). Right‐wing populism and climate change denial: The roles of exclusionary and anti‐egalitarian preferences, conservative ideology, and antiestablishment attitudes. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, USA. 

Jylhä, K. M. & Hellmer, K. (September, 2019). Right-wing populism and climate change denial: The roles of exclusionary anti-egalitarian attitudes, conservative ideology, and anti-establishment attitudes. Paper presented in the Symposium ‘Public acceptance and rejection of science in a post-truth world’ (Chair: Stephan Lewandowsky) at the 21st Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Jylhä, K. M., Rydgren, J., & Strimling, P. (July, 2019). Radical right-wing voters from right and left: Comparing Sweden Democrat voters who previously voted for the Conservative Party or the Social Democratic Party. Paper presented at the 42th annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Lisbon, Portugal.

Jylhä, K. M. & Hellmer, K. (June, 2017). Populist attitudes and climate change denial: On the roles of conservative values, anti-egalitarianism, xenophobia, and anti-political establishment attitudes. Paper presented at the 40th annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jylhä, K. M., Cantal, C., Akrami, N. & Milfont, T. L. (July, 2016). Psychological underpinnings of climate change denial: The central role of social dominance orientation. Poster session presented at the 39th annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Warsaw, Poland.

Jylhä, K. M. & Akrami, N. (August, 2015). Sociopolitical ideology and environmentalism: Social dominance orientation as a primary predictor of climate change denial. The 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Groningen, Netherlands.

Häkkinen, K. & Akrami, N. (November, 2014). Ideology and climate change denial. Swedish Area Group Meeting in Environmental Psychology, Lund, Sweden.

Häkkinen, K. & Akrami, N. (July, 2014). Ideology and climate change denial. Poster session presented at the 37th annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Rome, Italy.

Häkkinen, K. & Akrami, N. (February, 2014). Political orientation and climate change denial: The effect of climate-related anxiety. Poster session presented at the 15th annual meeting of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX, USA. 

Popular Scientific Publications and Debate Articles

Rydgren, J., Jylhä, K. M., & Strimling, P. (2018). Stor risk att Socialdemokraternas nya strategi misslyckas (in English: Great risk that the Social Democrats' new strategy will fail). Arena Essay.  https://www.dagensarena.se/essa/stor-risk-att-socialdemokraternas-nya-strategi-misslyckas/

Jylhä, K. M. (2017). Vem engagerar sig för klimatet? (in English: Who is committed to the climate?). Modern Psykologi.  https://modernpsykologi.se/2017/11/21/vem-engagerar-sig-for-klimatet/

 

 

 

current research

Publications

1) Examining and overcoming the psychological barriers to climate action. A three-year international postdoc project funded by the Swedish Research Council (Project leader: Dr. Kirsti Jylhä, Institute for Futures Studies).

Read more and follow updates: https://www.iffs.se/en/research/research-projects/examining-and-overcoming-the-psychological-barriers-to-climate-action/

2) Psychological aspects of coronapandemic (COVID-19). A research project investigating how the ongoing pandemic is experienced among the public and what effects does the pandemic have on attitudes and behavior (Project leader: Dr. Kirsti M. Jylhä, Institute for Futures Studies, in collaboration with Dr. Annukka Vainio, University of Helsinki, Dr. Riikka Paloniemi, Finnish Environment Institute, and Dr. Prosper A. Kwei-Narh, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences).

3) Why is dealing with global climate change postponed? Studies of the influence of different shapes and effects of climate change denialism. A research project funded by The Swedish Research Council Formas (Project leader: Dr. Martin Hultman, Chalmers University of Technology). 

Read more and follow updates: https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/tme/centres/ceforced/Pages/default.aspx

4) The effects of psychological structures on values ​​and voting behavior. A research project at the Institute for Futures Studies (Project leaders: Dr. Pontus Strimling and Professor Jens Rydgren).

Read more: https://www.iffs.se/en/research/research-projects/values-and-voting-behavior/

Education

2012 - 2016     Ph.D. Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden

2009 - 2010   M.Sc. Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden

2006 - 2009  B.Sc. Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden

Academic work experience

2018 - pres.   Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden   

2019 - 2020   Visiting Scholar, New York University, United States (visiting Prof. John T. Jost) 

2019 - 2019    Visiting Scholar, University of Kent, United Kingdom (visiting Dr. Kristof Dhont)

2017 - 2018    Senior Lecturer (Psychology), Södertörn University College, Sweden

2016 - 2017    Senior Lecturer (Psychology), Uppsala University, Sweden

2012 – 2016    PhD candidate (Psychology), Uppsala University, Sweden (Supervisor: Dr. Nazar Akrami)

2015 – 2015    Visiting PhD candidate, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (visiting Dr. Taciano L. Milfont)

2012 – 2012    Lecturer (Psychology), Södertörn University College, Sweden

2010 – 2012   Research assistant (Social Psychology lab), Stockholm University, Sweden

2010 – 2011    Lecturer (Applied Criminology), Mid Sweden University, Sweden