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

Work Experience

  • From 200 9- University of Groningen, Professor of Environmental Psychology

Links to projects and researches

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Research Group :

Environmental Psychology

Specialisatie :

Environmental psychology

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

 Broerstraat 5
       Postbus 72 9700 AB Groningen
   e.m.steg@rug.nl