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Acceptability and perceived risks and benefits of nuclear energy

Social Psychology

This project aimed to study the acceptability of nuclear energy in the Netherlands, and the perceived risks and benefits of nuclear energy. We particularly considered how values affect the perceived risks and benefits, and which factors predict the likelihood that people engage in collective action to promote or prevent the use of nuclear energy.

Main project

This project is part of project "Acceptability of policy, technology and system changes".

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
  • Judith de Groot, Social Psychology
  • Linda Steg, Social Psychology


Courses connected to this project
  • Master Environmental Psychology


  • De Groot, J.I.M., Steg, L., & Poortinga, W. (2013). Values, perceived risks and benefits, and acceptability of nuclear energy. Risk Analysis, 33 (2), 307-317. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01845.x
  • De Groot, J.I.M., & Steg, L. (2010). Morality and nuclear energy: Perceptions of risks and benefits, personal norms and willingness to take action related to nuclear energy. Risk Analysis, 30, 1363-1373.

University's focus areas

  • Energy
  • Sustainable Society
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