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About us Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Psychology Research Units Social Psychology

Understanding environmental behaviour

Social Psychology

In this research, we study individual and contextual factors influencing environmental behaviour

Sub projects

  • User behaviour and mobility patterns in the context of major societal trends
  • BeijIng Groningen Smart energy cities (BIGS)
  • Symbolic and affective motives for car use
  • Barriers for energy changes among end consumers and households - BARENERGY
  • Governance, Infrastructure, Lifestyle Dynamics and Energy Demand: European post-carbon communities - GILDED
  • Psychological aspects of future electricity supplly
  • The feasibility and impact of the transition to electric mobility in the Randstad
  • Electric vehicles: early stage adoption processes
  • MApping the contextual Conditions of REsilient Decentralized Energy Systems - MACREDES
  • Low carbon at work
  • Smart grid - profitable for all
  • Realizing the smart grid: aligning consumer behaviour with technological opportunities
  • Individual and contextual factors influencing recycling

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
  • Linda Steg, Social Psychology
  • Environmental Psychology Group, Social Psychology


Courses connected to this project
  • Master Environmental Psychology
  • Social Environment and Behaviour
  • Consumer and Economic Psychology
  • Social Influence
  • Bachelor theses
  • Master theses

University's focus areas

  • Energy
  • Sustainable Society
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