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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.


Accelerating social tipping points in sustainable behaviors: Insights from a dynamic model of moralized social change

Acceptability of connected automated vehicles: Attributes, perceived behavioural control, and perceived adoption norm

Circular consumption to reduce environmental pressure: Potential of behavioural change in the Netherlands

Data Collection Framework (CircEUlar Deliverable 4.3)

Do I Perceive That We as a Community Can Persist, Adapt Flexibly, and Positively Transform? The Relationship Between Collective Transilience and Community-Based Adaptation

From believing in climate change to adapting to climate change: The role of risk perception and efficacy beliefs

Individual Transilience in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Public opinion about solar radiation management: A cross-cultural study in 20 countries around the world

Tasting and labeling meat substitute products can affect consumers’ product evaluations and preferences

Trusting the minister or trusting the mayor? Perceived competence and integrity of central and local Dutch institutions governing energy matters

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Klimaatverandering aanjagen of aanpakken, welke rol speelt ING?

Zal de daling van het energieverbruik doorzetten nu de gasprijs lager is?

Interview NRC, ‘Zal de daling van het energieverbruik doorzetten nu de gasprijs lager is?’

Interview Groendoen, ‘We kunnen het tij nog met elkaar keren’, najaar 2023

Wat kunnen burgers zelf doen tegen klimaatverandering?

Dit is Flevoland - Radio Flevoland

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