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Social Psychology

This project aims to study factors influencing household energy use via, taking into account thermal comfort, energy use behaviour, and technology, and their interactions. We will particularly consider the effect of affective motives influencing energy use behaviour.

Main project

This project is part of project "Understanding environmental behaviour".

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
  • Danny Taufik, Social Psychology
  • Jan Willem Bolderdijk, Social Psychology
  • Linda Steg, Social Psychology
Partners outside of the University of Groningen
  • University of Maastricht
  • Technical University Eindhoven


Courses connected to this project
  • Master Environmental Psychology


  • Taufik, D., Bolderdijk, J.W., & Steg, L. (2015). Acting green elicits a literal ‘warm glow’. Nature Climate Change, 5, 37-40. doi:10.1038/nclimate2449.
  • Taufik, D., Bolderdijk, J.W., & Steg, L. (2016). Going green? The relative importance of feelings over calculation in driving environmental intent in the Netherlands and the United States. Energy Research & Social Science, 22, 52-62. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2016.08.012
Successful grant proposals and other achievements
  • EOS Long term research projects

University's focus areas

  • Energy
  • Sustainable Society
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