J.D., Columbia Law School, 1989
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1997
Social Norms, Theory, Group Processes
My research focuses on social norms. I am engaged in a theoretically driven research program that seeks to understand the emergence, enforcement, and application of norms, and that applies theoretical insights to understand a range of substantive norms. My current research focuses on two main substantive areas – bridewealth norms in Africa and household energy behavior.
Horne, Christine, Naa Dodua Dodoo, and F. Nii-Amoo Dodoo. 2018. The conditionality of norms: The case of bridewealth. Social Psychology Quarterly 81(4):319-339.
Przepiorka, Wojtek and Christine Horne. 2018. How can consumer trust in energy utilities be increased? The effectiveness of prosocial, proenvironmental, and service-oriented investments as signals of trustworthiness. Organization and Environment
Horne, Christine and Emily Huddart Kennedy. 2017. The power of social norms for reducing and shifting energy use. Energy Policy 107:43-52.
Horne, Christine, F. Nii-Amoo Dodoo, and Naa Dodua Dodoo. 2013. “The Shadow of Indebtedness: Bridewealth and Norms Constraining Female Reproductive Autonomy.” American Sociological Review 78(3):503-520.