Jeffrey Perrin

Associate Professor of Psychology

Jeff Perrin

Jeff's current research interests involve assessing the contextual influences on socially courageous actions. He is also interested in ecopsychology, conservation psychology, and inquiry based learning. Jeff teaches Social Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Research Methods, Ecopsychology, and Contemplating Courage.

Prior to joining the faculty at Lesley, Jeff taught at the University of New Hampshire, Tufts University, and the Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture. He has presented his work at national and international conferences. Most recently Jeff has published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology and co-authored a community workbook on environmental concern and community action.

Jeff holds a BA from Trinity College, a MA from University of Michigan, and a MA and PhD from University of New Hampshire.


  • Perrin, J.L. (in press). Description and lessons learned from four iterations of an Ecopsychology themed course. Ecopsychology.
  • Kindschy, E., Perrin, J.L., O’Neil, J. (2014). Exploring Women’s Experiences in Ivy League Law School Classrooms. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 2 (4), 82-95.
  • Perrin, J.L., & Jankauskas, K. (2014). Socially courageous actions: A consideration of intrinsic and extrinsic benefits to the actor and others. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, 8(2), 87-97.
  • Perrin, J.L. (2014). Features of engaging and empowering experiential learning programs for college students. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 11(2).
  • Perrin, J.L., O’Neil, J.O., Grimes, A., Bryson, L. (2014). Do learners have more to fear than fear itself? The role of fear in law students’ educational experiences. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2, 67-75.
  • Perrin, J.L. (2012). Social Courage: The Case of Julia Bonds. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 6, 135-144.
  • Perrin, J.L. (2011). Emotional responses to environmental messages and future behavior intentions. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 10, 146-157.
  • Perrin, J.L., & Benassi, V.A. (2009). The connectedness to nature scale: A measure of emotional connection to nature? Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29, p. 434-440.