Taciano L. Milfont
Taciano was born in Pernambuco, a state in the Northeast region of Brazil, which is one of the oldest regions of the country, and famous for its beautiful beaches, unique styles of music, and wonderful carnival. He moved to New Zealand in 2003, where he received his PhD in environmental and social psychology in 2007.
He was one of the recipients of the 2010 Early Career Research Excellence Award from the Victoria University of Wellington, the 2009 Interamerican Award of Environmental Psychology (Student Category) from the Interamerican Society of Psychology, and the 2008 Young Scientist Program Award from the International Union of Psychological Science.
He is author of more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and has given more than 50 scientific talks in countries such as Argentina, Australia, Germany, Guatemala, Greece, India, Mexico, and Switzerland.
His research primarily lies within the general area of applied psychology, with particular interests at the interface of social, environmental and cross-cultural psychology.
Research areas (content): environmental attitudes, human values, self-construals, time perspective, wellbeing, survey design, psychometrics
Research skills (general) : survey design, advanced multivariate statistics and data analysis, equivalence in cross-cultural research, natural semantic network technique
Training skills (specific): intercultural contact, survey design and data analysis, community-based social marketing
Surf, travel, yoga and music. He plays Brazilian percussion with the Kiwi group Zirigidum. See videos below.
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Cross-cultural psychology publications:
Tabor, A. S., & Milfont, T. L. (in press). Migration change model: Exploring the process of migration on a psychological level. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
Milfont, T. L., Sibley, C. G., & Duckitt, J. (2010). Testing the moderating role of the components of norm activation on the relationship between values and environmental behaviour. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 41, 124-131.
Milfont, T. L., Duckitt, J., & Wagner, C. (2010). A cross-cultural test of the value-attitude-behaviour hierarchy. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 2791-2813.
Milfont, T. L., Duckitt, J., & Cameron, L. D. (2006). A cross-cultural study of environmental motive concerns and their implications for pro-environmental behaviour. Environment and Behavior, 38, 745-767.
Environmental psychology publications:
Milfont, T. L., Harré, N., Sibley, C. G., & Duckitt, J. (in press). The climate change dilemma: Examining the association between parental status and political party support. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Hawcroft, L. J., & Milfont, T. L. (2010). The use (and abuse) of the new environmental paradigm scale over the last 30 years: A meta-analysis. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30, 143-158.
Milfont, T. L., & Duckitt, J. (2010). The environmental attitudes inventory: A valid and reliable measure to assess the structure of environmental attitudes. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30, 80-94.
Milfont, T. L., & Duckitt, J. (2004). The structure of environmental attitudes: First- and second-order confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24, 289-303.
Values and time perspective publications:
Fischer, R., Milfont, T. L., & Gouveia, V. V. (in press). Does social context affect value structures? Testing the intra-cultural stability of value structures with a functional theory of values. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Milfont, T. L., Andrade, P. R., Belo, R. P., & Pessoa, V. S. (2008). Testing Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory in a Brazilian sample. Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 42, 49-58.
Milfont, T. L., & Gouveia, V. V. (2006). Time perspective and values: An exploratory study of their relations to environmental attitudes. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 26, 72-82.
Coelho, J. A. P. M., Gouveia, V. V., & Milfont, T. L., (2006). Human values as predictors of environmental attitudes and pro-environmental behaviour [in Portuguese]. Psicologia em Estudo, 11, 199-207.
Gouveia, V.V, Martínez, E., Meira, M., & Milfont, T. L. (2001). The universal structure and content of human values: Confirmatory factor analysis of Schwartz's typology [in Portuguese]. Estudos de Psicologia, 6, 133-142.
Psychometrics and research methods publications:
Milfont, T. L., & Fischer, R. (2010). Testing measurement invariance across groups: Applications in cross-cultural research. International Journal of Psychological Research, 3, 112-131.
Denny, S. J., Milfont, T. L., Utter, J., Robinson, E. M., Ameratunga, S. N., Merry, S. N., Fleming, T., & Watson, P. D. (2008). Hand-held internet tablets for school-based data collection. BMC Research Notes, 1, 52.
Milfont, T. L., Gouveia, V. V., Jesus, G. R., Gusmão, E. E. S., Chaves, S. S. S., & Coelho, J. A. P. (2008). Factor structure of the stable affective relationships scale [in Portuguese]. Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa, 24, 331-339.
Milfont, T. L. (2005). Estrutura fatorial da Escala de Auto-Imagem: Testando modelos alternativos [Factorial structure of the self-construal scale: Testing alternative models]. Estudos de Psicologia, 22, 277-290.
Denny, S. J., Robinson, E. M., Utter, J., Fleming, T. M., Grant, S., Milfont, T. L., Crengle, S., Ameratunga, S. N., & Clark, T. (in press). Do schools influence student risk-taking behaviors and emotional health symptoms? Journal of Adolescent Health.
Utter J., Denny, S. J., Robinson, E. M., Ameratunga, S. N., & Milfont, T. L. (in press) Social and physical contexts of schools and neighborhoods: Associations with physical activity among young people. American Journal of Public Health.
Gouveia, V. V., Milfont, T. L., Fonseca, P. N., & Coelho, J. A. P. M. (2009). Life satisfaction in Brazil: Testing the psychometric properties of the satisfaction with life scale (SWLS) in five Brazilian samples. Social Indicators Research, 90, 267-277.
Milfont, T. L., Merry, S. N., Robinson, E. M., Denny, S., Crengle, S., & Ameratunga, S. N. (2008). Evaluating the short form of the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale in New Zealand Adolescents. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42, 950-954.
Milfont, T. L., Denny, S. J., Ameratunga, S. N., Robinson, E. M., & Merry, S. N. (2008). Burnout and wellbeing: Testing the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory in New Zealand teachers. Social Indicators Research, 89, 169-177.