Background and activities

Prof. Dr. Christian A. Klöckner is a professor in social psychology and quantatitve methods at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He leads the research group for “Citizen, Environment, and Safety” which is focusing on researching 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

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Kløckner, Christian. (2015) The Psychology of Pro-Environmental Communication: Going beyond standard information strategies. Palgrave Macmillan. 2015. ISBN 978-1-137-34831-9.

Part of book/report

  • Zaikina, Veronika; Matusiak, Barbara Szybinska; Kløckner, Christian. (2014) NEW MEASURES OF LIGHT MODELLING. PROCEEDINGS of CIE 2014 "Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency".
  • Kløckner, Christian. (2013) How Powerful are Moral Motivations in Environmental Protection?: An Integrated Model Framework. Handbook of Moral Motivation.
  • Kløckner, Christian; Verplanken, Bas. (2013) Yesterday's habits preventing change for tomorrow? The influence of automaticity on environmental behviour. Environmental Psychology. An Introduction.
  • Kløckner, Christian. (2012) Nye måter å fremme miljøvennlig atferd på - kan miljøvernbudskap tilpasses en rockefestival?. Norsk miljøpsykologi.
  • Klöckner, Christian. (2011) Towards a psychology of climate change. The economic, social, and political elements of climate change.
  • Kløckner, Christian. (2011) Should I Buy Organic Food? A Psychological Perspective on Purchase Decisions. ORGANIC FOOD AND AGRICULTURE – NEW TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES.


  • Sopha, Bertha Maya; Klöckner, Christian. (2010) Psychological Factors underlying Norwegian Households' Adoption of Wood Pellet Heating. Renewable Energy Research Conference . Centre for Renewable Energy; Trondheim. 2010-06-07 - 2010-06-08.
  • Sopha, Bertha Maya; Klöckner, Christian; Hertwich, Edgar G.. (2010) The influence of the social network structure on the diffusion of heating system in Norway. In Ernst, A. and Kuhn, S. (Eds) 2010. Proceeding of 3th World Congress on Social Simulation WCSS 2010, Kassel, Germany: Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel. 3th World Congress on Social Simulation WCSS 2010 ; 2010-09-06 - 2010-09-09.
  • Holgersen, Katrine Høyer; Bøe, Hans Jakob; Klöckner, Christian; Holen, Are. (2009) The use of Post-Traumatic Symptom Scale (PTSS) across three decades. ECOTS 2009 . ESTSS - European Society for Traumatic Stress Studie; Oslo. 2009-06-15 - 2009-06-18.
  • Klöckner, Christian. (2009) Towards a Psychology of Climate Change. Klima 2009 / Climate 2009 . Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences"; Hamburg. 2009-11-02 - 2009-11-06.