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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.


A Research Agenda to Better Understand the Human Dimensions of Energy Transitions

Climate change perceptions as general antecedents of climate adaptation behaviour

Development and validation of a climate change perceptions scale

Distributed control of DC grids: integrating prosumers’ motives

Does installing photovoltaic panels affect daily electricity usage patterns? A generalized additive model approach

Environmental values and identities at the personal and group level

From toilet to table: Value-tailored messages influence emotional responses to wastewater products

From values to climate action

I Am versus We Are: How Biospheric Values and Environmental Identity of Individuals and Groups Can Influence Pro-environmental Behaviour

Insights from early COVID-19 responses about promoting sustainable action

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Klimaatcrisis: ‘We moeten niet teveel focussen op doemscenario’s!’

Het huis verduurzamen loont, maar keuzestress slaat snel toe

Wijzigingen bestuur Nationaal Programma Groningen: nieuwe bestuursleden en René Paas stopt als voorzitter

Wijzigingen bestuur Nationaal Programma Groningen

Bestuur Nationaal Programma Groningen weer compleet, nog wel op zoek naar voorzitter

Zo kunnen slimme energiesystemen bijdragen bij aan de energietransitie

Groningen zet klimaatadaptatie wereldwijd op de kaart met een gratis online festival

Vroege reacties op coronacrisis als les voor de tweede golf én klimaatcrisis

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