Gary W. Evans

Professor
Design and Environmental Analysis/Human Development, College of Human Ecology

Contact Information

3415 Martha Van Rensselaer
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 342-1214

Gary W. Evans

Professor
Design and Environmental Analysis/Human Development, College of Human Ecology

Expertise
Environmental psychology; developmental psychology; stress

Current Research Interest
Environment of childhood poverty; children’s environments; children and stress; the development of children’s environmental attitudes and ecological behaviors

Distinction
Stockholm University Docteur Honoris Causa
National Academy of Sciences Board Member on Children Youth and Families
Merrill Presidential Scholar Outstanding Educator
MacArthur Foundation Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow

Selected Publications
Evans, Gary W. “The Environment of Childhood Poverty.” American Psychologist 59 (2004): 77-92.

Kim, Pilyoung, Gary W. Evans, Michael Angstadt, S. Shaun Ho, Chandra S. Sripada, James E. Swain, Israel Liberzon, and K. Luan Phan. “Effect of Childhood Poverty and Chronic Stress on Emotion Regulatory Brain Function in Adulthood.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110, no. 46 (2013): 18442-18447.

Cornell Research Website Article
Damaging Effects of Poverty on Children