Professor Morfei's research interests have previously focused on adult self-development, with a particular emphasis on midlife adults and their concern for the next generation. Her most recent work reflects her own generative concern for her students and for the planet that they will inherit. Her current scholarship and teaching are focused on applying psychological concepts to change environmentally destructive behavior and to promote sustainability at Wells College.
1989 B.A. Wells College
1994 M.S. Syracuse University
1997 Ph.D. Syracuse University
Morfei, M.Z. (2013). Psychology, Sustainability, and Sense of Place. In W.P. Boring & W. Forbes (Eds.), Teaching Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences (pp. 144 –151.). Nacogdoches, TX: Stephen F. Austin State University Press.
Morfei, M.Z. (2014). Presentation at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education titled, “Innovative Pedagogies: Linking Learning to Communities.” Portland, OR, Oct. 26 – 29.
Morfei, M.Z. (2014). Invited talk at the Association for Continuing Education titled, “Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Behavior with Applied Psychology.” Case Western Reserve, OH, Oct. 13.
Morfei, M.Z. (2014). Invited workshop on the Psychology of Environmental Sustainability for the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability. Princeton University, April, 2014.
Psychology of Environmental Sustainability
Adult Development and Aging
Senior Seminar in Psychology