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

Hoogleraar

Research

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 www.person.eu) 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.

Publications
  1. Climate change perceptions and their individual-level determinants: A cross-European analysis

    Poortinga, W., Whitmarsh, L., Steg, L., Böhm, G. & Fisher, S., 8-Feb-2019, In : Global Environmental Change. 55, p. 25-35 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Translating climate beliefs into action in a changing political landscape

    Johnson Zawadzki, S., Bouman, T., Steg, L., Bojarskich, V. & Druen, P., 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

  3. Disentangling pro-environmental behavior and wellbeing

    Johnson Zawadzki, S., Steg, L. & Bouman, T., 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

  4. Fostering engagement in the sustainable energy transition

    Johnson Zawadzki, S., Steg, L. & Bouman, T., 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOtherAcademic

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Press / Media
  1. Interview Warmetruiendag

    Linda Steg

    16/01/2018

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

  2. Interview Eigen Huis Magazine, November 2017, pp 17-21, We weten niet goed wat ons motiveert.

    Linda Steg

    01/11/2017

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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Activities
  1. Designing innovative and socially responsible heating systems

    Frank Hindriks (Examiner), Emmalina Steg (Examiner), Nadja Contzen (Examiner)
    Sep-2017 → …

    Activity: ExaminationSupervision of PhD studentsAcademic

  2. Responsible decision-making on gas: How individual and institutional factors influence public evaluations of gas

    Emmalina Steg (Supervisor), Goda Perlaviciute (Supervisor), Nadja Contzen (Supervisor)
    16-Jun-2017 → …

    Activity: ExaminationSupervision of PhD studentsAcademic

  3. Public perception and acceptability

    Goda Perlaviciute (Speaker), Emmalina Steg (Speaker)
    21-Sep-2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationProfessional

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Prizes
  1. Best poster award

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

    Prize

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