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

Professor

prof. dr. E.M. (Linda) Steg
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e.m.steg rug.nl

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. 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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. The value of what others value: When perceived biospheric group values influenceindividuals’ pro-environmental engagement

    Bouman, T., Steg, L. & Johnson-Zawadzki, S., 11-Aug-2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Environmental Psychology. 101470.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Why going green feels good

    Venhoeven, L. A., Bolderdijk, J. W. & Steg, L., 22-Aug-2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Environmental Psychology. 101492.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Green and protective backyards: predicting adaptive behaviors

    Muinos, G. & Steg, L., Sep-2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

  5. De waarden achter klimaatgedrag: Hoe persoonlijke waarden en waargenomen groepswaarden klimaatgedrag motiveren en versterken

    Langley, M., Bouman, T. & Steg, L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Mens en Maatschappij. p. 175-196

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

    Linda Steg

    26/07/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

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

    Linda Steg

    01/07/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert CommentProfessional

  3. Steun voor klimaatbeleid brokkelt snel af

    Linda Steg

    28/06/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert CommentProfessional

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Activities
  1. International Conference on Environmental Psychology (Event)

    Linda Steg (Member)
    4-Sep-20196-Sep-2019

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committeeAcademic

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

    Linda Steg (Member)
    23-Sep-201924-Sep-2019

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committeeAcademic

  3. Global warming of 1.5°C

    Linda Steg (Advisor)
    7-Feb-2019

    Activity: ConsultancyAcademic

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Prizes
  1. Best poster award

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

    PrizeAcademic

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