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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.


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

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

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

Distributed control of DC grids: Integrating prosumers’ motives

Is virtual reality a valid tool for restorative environments research?

Relationships between climate change perceptions and climate adaptation actions: policy support, information seeking, and behaviour

The impact of COVID-19 related regulations and restrictions on mobility and potential for sustained climate mitigation across the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK

The Role of Community in Understanding Involvement in Community Energy Initiatives

The role of trust in public acceptability of energy projects: Integrity versus competence

When you choose but not lose: Decreasing people’s desire for options on technological appliances

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Mensen zijn intrinsiek gemotiveerd om bij te dragen aan een beter milieu.

Wetenschap Vandaag.

Participation in joint energy initiatives: Financial motives are overestimated

Sustainable energy systems

Spinoza winnaar Nynke Dekker: we hebben de biologie dynamiek gegeven.

Spinozapremiewinnaar Nynke Dekker ziet op moleculair niveau hoe een virusremmer een virus stopt.

Een Spinoza en een Stevin

What motivates consumers to act sustainably?

Gaan we anders leven door warmer weer?

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