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Steg, Prof. Linda

Linda Steg
Linda Steg


Interaction between people and their environment, environmentally-friendly behaviour

Curriculum vitae

Linda Steg (1965) is Professor of Environmental Psychology. She studied Adult Education at the University of Groningen and has worked at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research in The Hague. In 1996 she gained her PhD at the University of Groningen with a thesis entitled ‘Gedragsverandering ter vermindering van het autogebruik’ [Behavioural change to reduce car use]. Steg focuses on the interaction between people and their environment – how does the environment influence people’s behaviour and wellbeing, how do people influence the quality of nature and the environment, and how can environmentally-friendly behaviour be promoted?

Steg’s research focuses on matters such as the behavioural-scientific explanation of domestic energy use, stimulating energy savings, the acceptance of environmental policy and the effects of policy and environmental conditions on people’s wellbeing. As part of a major study being conducted by the European Energy Research Alliance, she is studying public opinion on shale gas. She was a member of the research committee involved in the report on sustainable behaviour which was presented to State Secretary Mansveld in 2014. In 2017 she has been elected as member of the KNAW, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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See also

Waarom zijn we milieuvriendelijk? [Why are we environmentally friendly?]

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