prof.dr. (E.M.) Linda Steg
Prof. dr. Linda Steg is a professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
She studies factors influencing environmental behaviour, the effects and acceptability of strategies promoting pro-environmental behaviour, and how and why acting pro-environmentally affects wellbeing. In doing so, she particularly focuses on household energy use and car use.
Linda Steg Career
Among others, Linda is interested in understanding how values and moral considerations affect intrinsic motivation and environmental (and more generally moral) behavior, and whether the effects of values and moral considerations on behavior depend on situational factors.
Steg is involved in various interdisciplinary research projects on sustainable development and a sustainable energy transition.
Among other activities, she is:
- Past president of the Environmental Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology,
- Coordinator of the European Platform for Energy Research in the Socio-Economic Nexus.
- Member of the Advisory Group on Energy for Horizon 2020 – The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Commission
- Member founding group and board Virtual Community Sustainability and Consumption
- Member of the scientific board of the Groningen Energy and Sustainability Program
- Associated Member of the Dutch Council for the Environment and Infrastructure
- From 200 9- University of Groningen, Professor of Environmental Psychology
Links to projects and researches
- MatchIT in buildings
- Incentives and algorithms for efficient, reliable and socially acceptable energy system integration (ERSAS)
- Urban Smart Measures and Incentives for quality of Life Enhancement (U-SMILE)
- Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency (PENNY)
- Effective and acceptable energy management systems and user interfaces to match energy demand and supply
- Smart Farmer Grid 2.0
- Developing socially responsible innovations: The role of values and moral emotions
- Acceptability of a sustainable energy transition
- BeijIng Groningen Smart energy cities (BIGS)
- Individual and contextual factors influencing recycling
- The power of the neighborhood: the success and spreading of bottom-up initiatives at the energy market
- User behavior and mobility patterns in the context of major societal trends
- Realizing the smart grid: aligning consumer behavior with technological opportunities
- Public support for gas production in the province of Groningen
- Acceptability of gas in future energy systems
- Smart grid – profitable for all
- Low Carbon at Work – LOCAW
- Creating Innovative Sustainability Pathways – CRISP
- MApping the contextual Conditions of REsilient Decentralized Energy Systems – MACREDES
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