Keynote speakers

Terry Hartig, Professor of Clinical 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. To provide insights and knowledge that will help in the design and implementation of environmental and policy measures.

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) and Co-Director of the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy at the Boston University Questrom School of Business, USA

Nina Mažar is named one of the Top 40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 In the World by Poets & Quants. 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 as well as in the recent documentary The Honest Truth about Dishonesty and a TEDxToronto talk. She serves as advisor on boards of various governments. 


Lorraine Whitmarch, 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)