Abeles is a member of the Political Psychology Research Group (PPRG). Her research aims to understand the processes by which people form attitudes, and how those attitudes affect voting behavior and influence policy. She uses climate change as an exemplar issue through which to understand the role perception, polarization, stereotypes and attitude affect public opinion on environmental issues.
- Masters in Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
- B.A. in Biology with a concentration in Ecology, Cornell University