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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.


An integrated human-cyber-physical framework for control of microgrids

Can we do more than “bounce back”? Transilience in the face of climate change risks

Psychology of Climate Change

Trust in institutions and public acceptability of risky energy production: Testing the causal relationships in the context of Groningen earthquakes

When others control risks: Others-focused coping with risks from energy projects

Adding Dynamic Norm to Environmental Information in Messages Promoting the Reduction of Meat Consumption

A method to identify barriers to and enablers of implementing climate change mitigation options

A spiral of (in)action: Empowering people to translate their values in climate action

Context matters: The role of perceived ease and feasibility vis-à-vis biospheric values in recycling behaviour

Corporate environmental responsibility leads to more pro-environmental behavior at work by strengthening intrinsic pro-environmental motivation

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Global Environmental Psychology - the latest journal on PsychOpen GOLD

Gaat Nederland lager stoken? Vooral als collega's en buren het ook doen

Uitnodiging: pitch jouw visie op het energiesysteem van de toekomst

Ski-trips op de noordpool? ‘Laat het geen massatoerisme worden’

'De afweging tussen eigen genot en het wereldklimaat is elke dag weer moeilijk'

Duurzaam Groningen gelanceerd: Eén plek met alles over duurzamer doen in gemeente

Importante informe sobre el clima se centra en la elección individual

A new climate report finally highlights the importance of our decisions

A new climate report finally highlights the importance of our decisions

Het klimaat redden door ons gedrag te veranderen, dat willen we allemaal wel

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