prof. dr. E.M. (Linda) Steg


prof. dr. E.M. (Linda) Steg


Research interests

My main research interests focus on understanding environmental behaviour, in particular household energy use and car use. I am especially interested in understanding which individual and situational factors affect intrinsic motivation to act pro-environmentally. Also, I study which factors affect the effectiveness and acceptability of environmental policy and technology. I am involved in various interdisciplinary research projects that aim to understand how to realise a sustainable energy transition. Among other activities, I am past-president of the Environmental Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology, member of the Advisory Group on Energy for Horizon 2020, member of the Board of Directors of the University of Twente, member of the scientific board of the Groningen Energy and Sustainability Program, and associated member of the Dutch Council for the Environment and Infrastructure. Also, I coordinate the European PERSON platform (see that aims to unite and advise socio-economic research on the human dimensions of sustainable energy transtiions aimed to promote a secure, clean and efficient energy system.

  1. The Relationship Between Sociodemographics and Environmental Values Across Seven European Countries

    Sargisson, R. J., De Groot, J. I. M. & Steg, L., 28-Aug-2020, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 11, 2253.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Insights from early COVID-19 responses about promoting sustainable action

    Bouman, T., Steg, L. & Dietz, T., 12-Oct-2020, In : Nature sustainability.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Motivating Climate Action

    Bouman, T. & Steg, L., 2020, In : IAAP Bulletin. 2, 3, p. 13-16 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

  4. The Normative Route to a Sustainable Future: Examining Children's Environmental Values, Identity and Personal Norms to Conserve Energy

    Zeiske, N., Venhoeven, L., Steg, L. & van der Werff, E., 19-Aug-2020, In : Environment and Behavior. 22 p., 0013916520950266.

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Press / Media
  1. Gaan we anders leven door warmer weer?

    Linda Steg


    1 Media contribution

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  2. Het kabinet heeft het gebrek aan draagvlak voor beleid aan zichzelf te wijten

    Linda Steg


    1 Media contribution

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  3. Steun voor klimaatbeleid brokkelt snel af

    Linda Steg


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  1. International Conference on Environmental Psychology (Event)

    Linda Steg (Member)


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  2. 1st clustering event of the Energy and Environment Platform (Event)

    Linda Steg (Member)


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  3. Global warming of 1.5°C

    Linda Steg (Advisor)


    Activity: ConsultancyAcademic

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  1. Best poster award

    Daniel Sloot (Recipient), Jans, Lise (Recipient) & Steg, Linda (Recipient), 2017


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