Kim-Pong TAM 談儉邦
PhD HKU, 2006
Associate Professor

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Full CV
Kim-Pong Tam is an environmental psychologist interested in humans' connection to nature and their responses to global environmental change (e.g., climate change). He is currently investigating (i) how people construe their relationship with nature and the emotional and behavioral implications of such construal; (ii) the cross-national variations in phenomena regarding environmental attitude and pro-environmental behavior; (iii) the socio-political dynamics behind individuals' appraisal of and responses to environmental problems; and (iv) the various factors behind individuals' support for climate change mitigation and adaptation policies.
Associate editor, Asian Journal of Social Psychology
Associate editor, Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology
Editorial board member, Journal of Environmental Psychology
"Go Green with Psychology" Teaching Project:
Research Interests

Environment and behavior: environmental psychology, conservation psychology, human-nature relationship, pro-environmental behavior, cross-cultural environmental psychology, climate policy support, climate change communication

Culture and behavior: cross-cultural psychology, cultural transmission, value socialization, cultural norms, cultural influence

Representative Publications

(for a full list of my publications, please refer to my CV)

Tam, K-P., & Milfont, T. L. (2020). Towards cross-cultural environmental psychology: A state-of-the-art review and recommendations. Journal of Environmental Psychology. Advanced online publication. (open-access)

Tam, K-P. (2020). Understanding the psychology X politics interaction behind environmental activism: The roles of governmental trust, density of environmental NGOs, and democracy. Journal of Environmental Psychology. (open-access)

Chan, H-W., & Tam, K-P. (2020). Exploring the association between climate change concern and mitigation behavior in different societies: A person-context interaction approach. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. Advanced online publication. (open-access)

Chan, H-W., Pong, V., & Tam, K-P. (2020). Explaining Earth Hour participation: The identity perspective and the theory of planned behavior. Climatic Change, 158, 309-325.

Tam, K-P. (2019). Anthropomorphism of nature, environmental guilt, and pro-environmental behavior. Sustainability, 11(19), 5430. (open-access)

Chan, H-W., Pong, V., & Tam, K-P. (2019). Cross-national variation of gender differences in environmental concern: Testing the sociocultural hindrance hypothesis. Environment and Behavior, 51,

Tam, K-P., & Chan, H-W. (2018). Generalized trust narrows the gap between environmental concern and pro-environmental behavior: Multilevel evidence. Global Environmental Change, 48, 182-194.

Tam, K-P., & Chan, H-W. (2017). Environmental concern has a weaker association with pro-environmental behavior in some societies than others: A cross-cultural psychology perspective. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 53, 213-223.

Leung, A. K-Y., Koh, K., & Tam, K-P. (2015). Being environmentally responsible: Cosmopolitan orientation predicts pro-environmental behaviors. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 43, 79-94. 

​Tam, K-P. (2013). Dispositional empathy with nature. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 35, 92-104.

Tam, K-P. (2013). Concepts and measures related to connection to nature: Similarities and differences. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 34, 64-78.

Tam, K-P., Lee, S-L., & Chao, M.M. (2013). Saving Mr. Nature: Anthropomorphism enhances connectedness to and protectiveness toward nature. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 514-521.

Courses Taught
  • SOSC 1960: Discovering Mind and Behavior
  • SOSC 2210: Social Psychology
  • SOSC 3540: Environmental Psychology

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