Santa Clara University

Psychology department

Amara Brook

Assistant Professor

Santa Clara University
Department of Psychology
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053-0333
Phone: 408-554-4810

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Michigan
Social Psychology


PSYC 2: General Psychology II
PSYC 43: Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 150: Social Psychology
PSYC 158: Conservation Psychology


  • Contingent self-esteem
  • Identity
  • Self-regulation
  • Environmental conservation behaviors

Representative Publications

Brook, A.T., (2011). Ecological footprint feedback: Motivating or discouraging? Social influence, 9, 113-128.

Niiya, Y., Brook, A.T., & Crocker ( 2010). Contingent self-worth and self handicapping: Do incremental theorists protect self- esteem? Self & Identity, 9 276-297

Brook, A.T., Garcia, J., & Fleming, M. (2008). The effects of multiple identities on psychological well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, (34)12, 1588-1600.

Brook, A.T., et al (26 cosigners). (2007). The power of voluntary actions: Social scientists respond to Mike Tidwell. Grist: Gristmill.

Crocker, J., Brook, A.T., Niiya, Y., & Villacorta, M. (2006). The pursuit of self-esteem: Contingencies of self-worth and self-regulation. Journal of Personality, (74)6, 1749-1772.

Saunders, C.D., Brook, A.T., & Myers, O.E. (2006). Using psychology to save biodiversity and human well-being. Conservation Biology, (20)3, 702-705.

Clayton, S. & Brook, A.T. (2005). Can psychology help save the world? A model for conservation psychology. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 5(1), 1-15.

Opotow, S. & Brook, A.T. (2003). Identity and exclusion in rangeland conflict. In S. Clayton & S. Opotow (Eds.), Identity and the Natural Environment. (pp. 249-272). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Brook, A.T., Zint, M. & DeYoung, R. (2003). Landowners' responses to an Endangered Species Act listing and implications for encouraging conservation. Conservation Biology, 17(6), 1638-1649.

Brook, A.T. (2001). What is “Conservation Psychology?” Population & Environmental Psychology Bulletin, 27(2), 1-2.