Keynote speakers

Terry Hartig, Professor of Environmental Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Most of Terry Hartig’s research concerns restorative environments - those places in which we can recover relatively quickly and completely from ordinary psychological wear-and-tear. The places on which he focuses in his research are those which most people care about deeply and turn to frequently - home, neighbourhood, and natural settings such as forests. The purpose of this work is to provide insights and knowledge that will support the development and implementation of environmental design and policy measures. He also has a long history of service to the applied research community, through extensive international collaborations, review and editorial activities, and support to scientific societies.

Christian A. Klöckner, Professor of Social Psychology and Quantative Methods at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

Christian Klöckner leads the research group for “Citizen, Environment, and Safety,” which focuses on individual, social and contextual drivers of environmental decisions (including food, energy, mobility, housing). His personal research interest are modelling of environmentally relevant decisions and behaviour in the social and structural context, innovative environmental communication methods, societal disruption and transition, and psychologiocal trade-offs in sustainability issues. He is engaged in many national and international research projects, coordinating several of them, among them the H2020 projects ECHOES, SMARTEES, and ENCHANT. He is author of more than 100 academic papers.


Nina Mažar, Professor of Marketing (Behavioral Science) at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and co-editor of the Book “Behavioral Science in the Wild” (2022).

Nina Mažar is member of  the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023 and cofounder of BEworks. She was named one of the Top 40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 In the World by Poets & Quants (2014), has been president of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (2019). With a focus on behavioral economics, she investigates the implication of human biases on welfare, development, and policy. Popular accounts of her work have appeared on NPR, BBC, in the New York Times, Financial Times, Wired, Harvard Business Review, and various NYTimes Bestsellers. She acted among others as the senior behavioral scientist of the World Bank’s behavioral insights team (eMBeD) in Washington DC and co-directed the Behavioral Economics in Action research center at Rotman (BEAR) as well as the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy at Questrom. She serves as advisor on boards of various governments and organizations. 

Lorraine Whitmarsh, Professor of environmental psychology and Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), University of Bath, UK

Lorraine Whitmarsh is an environmental psychologist, specialising in perceptions and behaviour in relation to climate change, energy and transport. Her research projects have included studies of energy efficiency behaviours, waste reduction and carrier bag reuse, perceptions of smart technologies and electric vehicles, low-carbon lifestyles, and responses to climate change. She is a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Working Group II; and regularly advises governmental and other organisations on low-carbon behaviour change and climate change communication.

Lorraine Whitmarsh will give the Grauman Lecture, Sponsored by the Environmental Psychology Section, German Psychological Society (DGPs)