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Thijs Bouman

Thijs Bouman is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. He works at the Department of Environmental Psychology and primarily studies behaviour in relation to sustainability. Bouman investigates which values motivate or demotivate climate behaviour. In this regard, he looks at how people’s individual values, and the values of others around them, influence their climate behaviour. An interesting find is that sustainable behaviour is seen as ‘doing the right thing’, which results in a sense of happiness.

He is also one of the UG academics collaborating on the TeSoPs project. TeSoPs stands for Technologically and Socially feasible transition Pathways for local energy system integration, and is a research project in which researchers from the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering work together to optimize energy systems and the energy transition. In this research to better optimize energy systems, Bouman highlights and integrates the often omitted

2024

Mashhoodi, B., & Bouman, T. (2024). Exploring energy geography: Data insights on household consumption. Data in brief. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2024.110191

2023

Feng, S., Cucuzzella, M., Bouman, T., Steg, L., & Scherpen, J. M. A. (2023). An integrated human-cyber-physical framework for control of microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 14(5), 3388-3400. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2023.3247918
Eppe, P., Bouman, T., & Albers, C. (2023). Developing an empirically based agent-based model to support local transitions. 55. Abstract from BEHAVE 2023, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Bouman, T., Bolderdijk, J. W., Renes, R. J., van der Wal, A., Paradies, G., Roeser, S., Van der Grift, L., van Uffelen, N., de Vries, G., Onwezen, M. C., Wals, A. E. J., & Aarts, M. N. C. (2023). Een verbod op fossiele reclame: essentieel, maar niet voldoende. Rijksoverheid.
Bouman, T., Bolderdijk, J. W., Renes, R. J., van der Wal, A. J., Paradies, G., Roeser, S., van de Grift, L., van Uffelen, N., de Vries, G., Onwezen, M., Wals, A. E. J., & Aarts, N. (2023). Een verbod op fossile reclame: essentieel, maar niet voldoende.
Kelly, T., Bouman, T., Kemp, S., Wijngaarden, F., & Grace, R. (2023). Exploration of Children's Value Patterns in Relation to Environmental Education Programmes. Frontiers in Psychology, 14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1264487
Mashhoodi, B., & Bouman, T. (2023). Gendered geography of energy consumption in the Netherlands. Applied Geography, 154, Article 102936. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2023.102936

2022

Bouman, T., & Steg, L. (2022). A spiral of (in)action: Empowering people to translate their values in climate action. One Earth, 5(9), 975-978. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2022.08.009
Jans, L., & Bouman, T. (2022). De rol van menselijk gedrag is cruciaal voor een soepele landbouwtransitie. In G. De Jong, I. Kleine, B. Talens, & I. Bis (Eds.), Natuurinclusieve Landbouw in het Noorden: Inspiratie, innovatie en daadkracht (pp. 12-12.e1). Universiteit van het Noorden.
Corker, E., Mitev, K., Lewis, A. N., Tamis, M., Bouman, T., Holmlid, S., Lambe, F., Michie, S., Osborne, M., Renes, R. J., Steg, L., & Whitmarsh, L. (2022). The impact of COVID-19 related regulations and restrictions on mobility and potential for sustained climate mitigation across the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK. UCL Open Environment, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444/ucloe.000032
Corker, E., Mitev, K., Lewis, A. N., Tamis, M., Bouman, T., Holmlid, S., Lambe, F., Michie, S., Osborne, M., Renes, R. J., Steg, L., & Whitmash, L. (2022). The impact of COVID-19 related regulations and restrictions on mobility and potential for sustained climate mitigation across the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK: A data-based commentary. UCL Open Environment, 4, Article 03. https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444/ucloe.000032
Liu, L., Vrieling, L., Perlaviciute, G., Bouman, T., & Steg, L. (2022). The role of trust in public acceptability of energy projects: Integrity versus competence. Environmental Research Communications, 4(3), Article 035003. https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/ac5718
Gomes, G. M., Moreira, N., Bouman, T., Ometto, A. R., & van der Werff, E. (2022). Towards Circular Economy for More Sustainable Apparel Consumption: Testing the Value-Belief-Norm theory in Brazil and in The Netherlands. Sustainability, 14(2), Article 618. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020618
Perlaviciute, G., & Bouman, T. (2022). Valeurs. In D. Marchand, E. Pol, & K. Weiss (Eds.), Psychologie environmentale: 100 notions clés (pp. 255-256). Dunod.
Lemmen, N., Steg, L., & Bouman, T. (2022). When you choose but not lose: Decreasing people’s desire for options on technological appliances. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, Article 749772. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.749772

2021

Bouman, T., & Steg, L. (2023). Worrying about the consequences of COVID-19 for distant others relates to mitigative actions. Health Communication, 35(5), 902-912. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2021.1981564
Cucuzzella, M., Bouman, T., Kosaraju, K. C., Schuitema, G., Lemmen, N., Johnson-Zawadzki, S. J. Z., Fischione, C., Steg, L., & Scherpen, J. M. A. (2022). Distributed control of DC grids: Integrating prosumers’ motives. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 37(4), 3299-3310. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2021.3109024
Bolderdijk, J. W., Bouman, T., & van der Bles, A. M. (2021). Al is de leugen nog zo snel, de waarheid achterhaalt haar wel. In J. W. Bolderdijk, S. Peels-Matthey, & A. Popkema (Eds.), Achterhaalde waarheid? : Zin en onzin van spreekwoorden (pp. 126-131). In Boekvorm Uitgevers.
Bouman, T., van der Werff, E., Perlaviciute, G., & Steg, L. (2021). Environmental values and identities at the personal and group level. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 42, 47-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2021.02.022
Bouman, T., Steg, L., & Perlaviciute, G. (2021). From values to climate action. Current Opinion in Psychology, 42, 102-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.04.010
Taufik, D., Bouman, T., & Bolderdijk, J. W. (2021). Het gras bij de buren is altijd groener. In J. W. Bolderdijk, S. Peels-Matthey, & A. Popkema (Eds.), Achterhaalde waarheid?: Zin en onzin van spreekwoorden (pp. 66-71). In Boekvorm Uitgevers.
Bouman, T. (2021). How individuals are influenced by the values they perceive their national and political groups to endorse. 96. Abstract from 2021 International Society of Political Psychology Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
Wang, X., van der Werff, E., Bouman, T., Steg, L., & Harder, M. K. (2021). I Am vs. We Are: How Biospheric Values and Environmental Identity of Individuals and Groups Can Influence Pro-environmental Behaviour. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 618956. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.618956
Bouman, T., Steg, L., & Zawadzki, S. J. (2021). Meta-analytic evidence for a robust and positive association between individual’s pro-environmental behaviors and their subjective wellbeing. 96. Abstract from 2021 International Society of Political Psychology Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
Liu, L., Bouman, T., Perlaviciute, G., & Steg, L. (2021). The more public influence, the better? The effects of full versus shared influence on public acceptability of energy projects in the Netherlands and China. Energy Research & Social Science, 81, Article 102286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.102286

2020

Bouman, T., & Steg, L. (2022). Engaging city residents in climate action: Addressing the personal and group value-base behind residents' climate actions. Urbanisation, 7(1 suppl.), S26 - S41. https://doi.org/10.1177/2455747120965197
Bouman, T., Steg, L., & Dietz, T. (2021). Insights from early COVID-19 responses about promoting sustainable action. Nature sustainability, 4, 194–200. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-00626-x
Lemmen, N., Keizer, K., Bouman, T., & Steg, L. (2020). Convince Yourself to Do the Right Thing: The Effects of Provided Versus Self-Generated Arguments on Rule Compliance and Perceived Importance of Socially Desirable Behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article 613418. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.613418
Langley, M. G., Bouman, T., & Steg, L. (2020). De waarden achter klimaatgedrag: Hoe persoonlijke waarden en waargenomen groepswaarden klimaatgedrag motiveren en versterken. Mens en Maatschappij, 95(3), 175-196. https://doi.org/10.5117/MEM2020.3.002.GERD
Liu, L., Bouman, T., Perlaviciute, G., & Steg, L. (2020). Effects of competence- and integrity-based trust on public acceptability of renewable energy projects in China and the Netherlands. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 67, Article 101390. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2020.101390
Johnson-Zawadzki, S., Steg, L., & Bouman, T. (2020). Meta-analytic evidence for a robust and positive association between individuals' pro-environmental behaviors and their subjective wellbeing. Environmental Research Letters, 15(12), Article 123007. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abc4ae
Bouman, T., & Steg, L. (2020). Motivating Climate Action. IAAP Bulletin, 2(3), 13-16.
Liu, L., Bouman, T., Perlaviciute, G., & Steg, L. (2020). Public participation in decision making, perceived procedural fairness and public acceptability of renewable energy projects. Energy and Climate Change, 1, Article 100013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egycc.2020.100013
Bouman, T., Steg, L., & Johnson-Zawadzki, S. (2020). The value of what others value: When perceived biospheric group values influenceindividuals’ pro-environmental engagement. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 71, Article 101470. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2020.101470
Zawadzki, S. J., Bouman, T., Steg, L., Bojarskich, V., & Druen, P. B. (2020). Translating climate beliefs into action in a changing political landscape. Climatic Change, 161(1), 21-42. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02739-w
Bouman, T., Verschoor, M., Albers, C., Böhm, G., Fisher, S. D., Poortinga, W., Whitmarsh, L., & Steg, L. (2020). When worry about climate change leads to climate action: How values, worry and personal responsibility relate to various climate actions. Global Environmental Change, 62, Article 102061. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102061

2019

Cucuzzella, M., Kosaraju, K. C., Bouman, T., Schuitema, G., Johnson-Zawadzki, S., Fischione, C., Steg, L., & Scherpen, J. M. A. (2019). Distributed control of DC grids: A social perspective. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Liu, L., Bouman, T., Perlaviciute, G., & Steg, L. (2019). Effects of trust and public participation on acceptability of renewable energy projects in the Netherlands and China. Energy Research and Social Science, 53, 137-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.03.006
Bouman, T., & Steg, L. (2019). Motivating Society-wide Pro-environmental Change. One Earth, 1(1), 27-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2019.08.002
Longo, A., Giaccaria, S., Bouman, T., & Efthimiadis, T. (2019). Societal appreciation of energy security: Volume 1: Value of lost load – households (EE, NL and PT). Publications Office of the European Union . https://doi.org/10.2760/139585
Giaccaria, S., Bouman, T., Longo, A., & Efthimiadis, T. (2019). Societal appreciation of energy security: Volume 2: Long-term security (EE, NL and PT). Publications Office of the European Union . https://doi.org/10.2760/05174
Giaccaria, S., Efthimiadis, T., Longo, A., & Bouman, T. (2019). Societal appreciation of energy security: Volume 3: Non-household actors (EE, NL and PT) . Publications Office of the European Union . https://doi.org/10.2760/672568
Giaccaria, S., Longo, A., Efthimiadis, T., & Bouman, T. (2019). Societal Appreciation of energy security: Volume 4: Value of Lost Load – Greece. Publications Office of the European Union . https://doi.org/10.2760/823702

2018

Jans, L., Bouman, T., & Fielding, K. (2018). A part of the energy "In crowd": Changing people's energy behavior via group-based approaches. IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, 16(1), 35-41. https://doi.org/10.1109/MPE.2017.2759883
Efthimiadis, T., Giaccaria, S., Longo, A., & Bouman, T. (2018). Assessing energy supply security: Willingness-to-pay to avoid power outages, and to accept compensations for unplanned outages. 30-31. Abstract from The Ioannina meeting on applied economics & finance, Corfu, Greece.
Johnson Zawadzki, S., Steg, L., & Bouman, T. (2018). Disentangling pro-environmental behavior and wellbeing. Paper presented at International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
Johnson Zawadzki, S., Steg, L., & Bouman, T. (2018). Does going green make us happy? Disentangling when pro-environmental behavior enhances wellbeing. Poster session presented at Kurt Lewin Institute Conference, Zeist, Netherlands.
Bouman, T., & Steg, L. (2018). European perceptions of climate change: Linking values, concern, responsibility and action. 280. Abstract from International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
Johnson Zawadzki, S., Steg, L., & Bouman, T. (2018). Fostering engagement in the sustainable energy transition. Kurt Lewin Institute Conference, Zeist, Netherlands.
Bouman, T., Jans, L., Fielding, K., Louis, W. R., & Gillis, A. (2018). Group-based approaches to understand and promote individuals' environmental behaviors. Abstract from International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
Bouman, T., Steg, L., & Kiers, H. A. L. (2018). Measuring Values in Environmental Research: A Test of an Environmental Portrait Value Questionnaire. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, Article 564. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00564
Bouman, T. (2018). Strengthening and accelerating effective climate action in cities. Abstract from IPCC Cities & Climate Change, Edmonton, Canada.
Bouman, T., Steg, L., & Johnson-Zawadzki, S. (2018). The value of group values. 183. Abstract from International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
Johnson Zawadzki, S., Bouman, T., Steg, L., Bojarskich, V., & Druen, P. (2018). Translating climate beliefs into action in a changing political landscape. Paper presented at International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

2017

Zawadzki, S., Souto de Carvalho, L., Lemmen, N., Steg, E., Bouman, T., & Scherpen, J. M. A. (2017). Energy systems integration and psychology: Where do we start?. Abstract from International Conference on Environmental Psychology, A Coruña, Spain.
Johnson Zawadzki, S., Bouman, T., Steg, L., & Druen, P. B. (2017). How climate change skeptical leaders may “Trump” supporters’ pro-environmental engagement. Poster session presented at EASP Meeting: Understanding the Winds of Change, Appingedam, Netherlands.
Zawadzki, S., Souto de Carvalho, L., Bouman, T., Steg, E., Lemmen, N., & Scherpen, J. M. A. (2017). Identifying Key Behavioral Issues in ESI. Poster session presented at International Conference on Energy Systems Integration, Golden, Colorado, United States. http://iiesi.org/assets/pdfs/icesi-poster-zawadzki-behavior-in-esi.pdf
Bouman, T., Steg, E., & Johnson, S. (2017). The value of what others value: How personal and group values relate to pro-environmental attitudes and behaviours.. Abstract from International Conference on Environmental Psychology, A Coruña, Spain.

2016

Bouman, T. (2016). Exploitatie zonnepark door burgers. In J. Bom (Ed.), Groene Breinbrekers: Wetenschappers rukken uit (pp. 24-25). Atticus.
Bouman, T. (2016, Jan 13). Foreign news, nearby consequences: How media portrayals of distant situations affect local group relations. mindwise-groningen.nl. https://mindwise-groningen.nl/foreign-news-nearby-consequences-how-media-portrayals-of-distant-situations-affect-local-group-relations/
Georgievski, I., & Bouman, T. (2016). On the relationship between automation and occupants in smart buildings. 240-241. http://www.atlantis-press.com/php/download_paper.php?id=25860395
Bouman, T. (2016). Threat by association: how distant events can affect local intergroup relations. [Thesis fully internal (DIV), University of Groningen]. University of Groningen.

2014

Bouman, T., van Zomeren, M., & Otten, S. (2015). When threats foreign turn domestic: Two ways for distant realistic intergroup threats to carry over into local intolerance. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54(3), 581-600. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12098
Bouman, T. (2014). Threat by Association: From distant threats to local intolerance. Poster session presented at EASP General Meeting 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2013

Bouman, T., van Zomeren, M., & Otten, S. (2014). Threat by association: Do distant intergroup threats carry-over into local intolerance? British Journal of Social Psychology, 53(3), 405-421. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12046
Bouman, T., van der Meulen, M., Goossens, F. A., Olthof, T., Vermande, M. M., & Aleva, E. A. (2013). Corrigendum to Peer and self-reports of victimization and bullying: Their differential association with internalizing problems and social adjustment (vol 50, pg 759, 2012). Journal of School Psychology, 51(3), 435. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsp.2013.04.001
Bouman, T., van Zomeren, M., & Otten, S. (2013). Threat by association: From distant threats to local intolerance. Poster session presented at SPSP annual meeting, New Orleans, United States.

2012

Bouman, T., van der Meulen, M., Goossens, F. A., Olthof, T., Vermande, M. M., & Aleva, E. A. (2012). Peer and self-reports of victimization and bullying: Their differential association with internalizing problems and social adjustment. Journal of School Psychology, 50(6), 759-774. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsp.2012.08.004
Bouman, T., Leite, A., Martinez, R., Prati, F., Tsantila, K., & Williams, A. (2012). The impact of identity threat and relative group status on intergroup relations: The case of the PIIGS. Paper presented at Summer School meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Ireland.

2011

Bouman, T., van Zomeren, M., & Otten, S. (2011). De Overdraagbaarheid van Verre Groepsdreigingen. Paper presented at Annual conference meeting of ASPO , Tilburg, Netherlands.
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