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Stokols Lecture-"Social Ecology '' A Framework for Transdisciplinary Action Research."
Daniel Stokols is Research Professor and Chancellor''s Professor Emeritus in Psychology and Social Behavior and Planning, Policy, and Design at the University of California, Irvine. He holds courtesy appointments in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Nursing Sciences at UCI. Dr. Stokols served as Director and founding Dean of the School of Social Ecology at UC Irvine between 1988-98. He is co-author of Behavior, Health, and Environmental Stress (1986) and co-editor of the Handbook of Environmental Psychology (1987), Environmental Simulation (1993) and Promoting Human Wellness (2002). Dr. Stokols is recipient of the Career Award from the Environmental Design Research Association and UCI''s Lauds & Laurels Faculty Achievement Award. Stokols served as scientific consultant to the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences and as a member of NCI''s Science of Team Science (SciTS) team between 2005-2011. He is currently a team science consultant for the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI). Stokols' research interests include: (1) the science of team science (SciTS) and factors that influence the success of transdisciplinary research and training programs; (2) the environmental psychology of the Internet, especially the ways in which qualities of virtual life affect people's behavior and well-being; (3) the health and behavioral impacts of environmental stressors such as traffic congestion, crowding, and information overload; (4) the application of environmental design research to urban planning and facilities design; and (5) the design and evaluation of community health promotion programs.