An overview of our



  • Alblas, M. C., Meijers, M. H. C., de Groot, H., & Mollen, S. (2023). “Meat” me in the middle: The potential of a social norm feedback intervention in the context of meat consumption – A conceptual replication. Environmental Communication17(8), 991-1003.
  • De Wildt, K. K., & Meijers, M. H. C. (2023). Time spent on separating waste is never wasted: Fostering people’s recycling behavior through the use of a mobile application. Computers in Human Behavior139, 107541.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., Wonneberger, A., Azrout, R. Torfadottír, R., & Brick, C. (2023). Introducing and testing the personal-collective-governmental efficacy typology: How personal, collective, and governmental efficacy subtypes are associated with differential environmental actions. Journal of Environmental Psychology85, 101915.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., Torfadóttir, R. H., Wonneberger, A., & Maslowska, E. (2023). Experiencing Climate Change Virtually: The Effects of Virtual Reality on Climate Change Related Cognitions, Emotions, and Behavior. Environmental Communication17(6), 581-601.
  • Van Eck, C. W. (2023). The next generation of climate scientists as science communicators. Public Understanding of Science
  • Wonneberger, A. (2023). Climate change litigation in the news: litigation as public campaigning tool to legitimize climate-related responsibilities and solutions. Social Movement Studies. Advance online publication.
  • Wonneberger, A., Jacobs, S. H. J., & Hellsten, I. R. (2023). Dynamics of content diversity within issues, across platforms: A pesticide debate in the news and on Twitter. International Journal of Communication : IJoC17, 6675–6696.


  • Boerman, S. C., Meijers, M. H. C., & Zwart, W. (2022). The Importance of Influencer-Message Congruence When Employing Greenfluencers to Promote Pro-Environmental Behavior. Environmental Communication, 1-22.
  • Droog, E., Burgers, C., & Mann, D. L. (in press). Cognitive, emotional and excitative responses to satirical news. Mass Communication and Society.
  • Ischen, C., Meijers, M. H. C., Vandeberg, L., & Smit, E. G. (2022). Seen as Green? Assessing the Salience and Greenness of Environmentally Friendly Packaging Cues. Journal of Food Products Marketing28(1), 31-48
  • Meijers, M. H. C., Scholz, C., Torfadóttir, R. H., Wonneberger, A., & Markov, M. (2022). Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic to combat climate change: comparing drivers of individual action in global crises. Journal of environmental studies and sciences12(4), 272-282.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., Smit, E. S., de Wildt, K., Karvonen, S. G., van der Plas, D., & van der Laan, L. N. (2022). Stimulating Sustainable Food Choices Using Virtual Reality: Taking an Environmental vs Health Communication Perspective on Enhancing Response Efficacy Beliefs. Environmental Communication, 16(1), 1-22.
  • Strauss, N., Painter, J., Ettinger, J., Doutreix, M-N., Wonneberger, A., & Walton, P. (2022). Reporting on the 2019 European heatwaves and climate change: Journalists’ attitudes, motivations and role perceptions. Journalism Practice16(2-3), 462-485.


  • Breves, P. L., & Schramm, H. (2021). Bridging psychological distance: The impact of immersive media on distant and proximal environmental issues. Computers in Human Behavior115,
  • Jacobs, S. H. J., Wonneberger, A., & Hellsten, I. (2021). Evaluating social countermarketing success: Resonance of framing strategies in online food quality debates. Corporate Communications26(1), 221-238.
  • Jacobs, S. H. J., Boon, J., Wonneberger, A., & Houlberg Salomonsen, H. (2021). Exploring Media-Covered Accountability of Public Agencies. Administration & Society
  • Meijers, M. H. C., Scholz, C., Torfadóttir, R., Wonneberger, A., & Markov, M. (2021). Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic to combat climate change: comparing drivers of individual action in global crises. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 1-11.
  • Painter, J., Ettinger, J., Doutreix, M. N., Strauss, N., Wonneberger, A., & Walton, P. (2021). Is it climate change? Coverage by online news sites of the 2019 European summer heatwaves in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Climatic Change, 169, 4 (2021).
  • Strauss, N., Painter, J., Ettinger, J., Doutreix, M. N., Wonneberger, A., & Walton, P. (2021). Reporting on the 2019 European Heatwaves and Climate Change: Journalists’ Attitudes, Motivations and Role Perceptions. Journalism Practice, 1-24.
  • Tschötschel, R., Schuck, A., Schwinges, A., & Wonneberger, A. (2021). Climate change policy support, intended behaviour change, and their drivers largely unaffected by consensus messages in Germany. Journal of Environmental Psychology76, 101655.
  • Smit, E. S., Meijers, M. H. C., & van der Laan, L. N. (2021). Using virtual reality to stimulate healthy and environmentally friendly food consumption among children: An interview study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health18(3), 1088.
  • van Eck, C. W., & Feindt, P. H. (2021). Parallel routes from Copenhagen to Paris: Climate discourse in climate sceptic and climate activist blogs. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning24(2).
  • Wonneberger, A., & Vliegenthart, R. (2021). Agenda-setting effects of climate change litigation: Interrelations across issue levels, media, and politics in the case of Urgenda against the Dutch government. Environmental Communication


  • Breves, P. L., & Heber, V. (2020). Into the wild: The effects of immersive nature videos on feelings of commitment to the environment. Environmental Communication14, 332-346.
  • Hopmann, D. N., Bjarnøe, C., & Wonneberger, A. (2020). Responding to interpersonal political disagreement. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 32(1), 66-88.
  • Lock, I. J. (2020). Debating glyphosate: A macro perspective on the role of strategic communication in forming and monitoring A global issue arena using inductive topic modelling. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 14(4), 223-245. 
  • Lock, I. J., & Araujo, T. B. (2020). Visualizing the triple bottom line: A large‐scale automated visual content analysis of European corporations’ website and social media images. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 27, 2631-2641.  
  • Lock, I. J., Stachel, C., & Seele, P. (2020). Traveling frames: How corporate and civil society actors try to influence public administration and courts in a case on nuclear emission data in Switzerland. Journal of Public Affairs, 20, [e2008].
  • Tschötschel, R., Schuck, A., & Wonneberger, A. (2020). Patterns of controversy and consensus in German, Canadian, and US online news on climate change. Global Environmental Change, 60, [101957].
  • van Eck, C. W., Mulder, B., & Dewulf, A. (2020). Online climate change polarization: Interactional Framing Analysis of Climate Change Blog Comments. Science Communication42(4).
  • van Eck, C. W., Mulder, B., & van der Linden, S. (2020). Climate Change Risk Perceptions of Audiences in the Climate Change Blogosphere. Sustainability12(9).
  • van Eck, C. W., Mulder, B., & van der Linden, S. (2020). Echo Chamber Effects in the Climate Change Blogosphere. Environmental Communication15(2).
  • Wonneberger, A., Meijers, M. H. C., & Schuck, A. R. T. (2020). Shifting public engagement: How media coverage of climate change conferences affects climate change audience segments. Public Understanding of Science29(2), 176-193.
  • Wonneberger, A., Hellsten, I. R., & Jacobs, S. H. J. (2020). Hashtag activism and the configuration of counterpublics: Dutch animal welfare debates on Twitter. Information, Communication & Society.


  • Hellsten, I., Jacobs, S., & Wonneberger, A. (2019). Active and passive stakeholders in issue arenas: A communication network approach to the bird flu debate on Twitter. Public Relations Review, 45(1), 35-48.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., Noordewier, M. K., Verlegh, P. W. J., Willems, W., & Smit, E. G. (2019). Paradoxical side effects of green advertising: How purchasing green products may instigate licensing effects for consumers with a weak environmental identity. International Journal of Advertising, 38(8), 1202-1223.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., Noordewier, M. K., Verlegh, P. W. J., Zebregs, S., & Smit, E. G. (2019). Taking Close Others’ Environmental Behavior Into Account When Striking the Moral Balance? Evidence for Vicarious Licensing, Not for Vicarious Cleansing. Environment and Behavior, 51(9-10), 1027–1054.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., Remmelswaal, P., & Wonneberger, A. (2019). Using Visual Impact Metaphors to Stimulate Environmentally Friendly Behavior: The Roles of Response Efficacy and Evaluative Persuasion Knowledge. Environmental Communication, 13(8), 995-1008 .
  • van Eck, C. W., Mulder, B., & Dewulf, A. (2019). “The truth is not in the middle”: Journalistic norms of climate change bloggers. Global Environmental Change59.

Earlier publications

  • Blanken, I., van de Ven, N., Zeelenberg, M., & Meijers, M. H. C. (2014). Three attempts to replicate the moral licensing effect. Social Psychology45(3), 232-238.
  • Burgers, C. (2016). Conceptualizing change in communication through metaphor. Journal of Communication66(2), 250-265.
  • Haan, M., Konijn, E. A., Burgers, C., Eden, A., Brugman, B. C., & Verheggen, P. P. (2018). Identifying sustainable population segments using a multi-domain questionnaire: A five factor sustainability scale. Social Marketing Quarterly, 24(4), 264-280.
  • Lock, I., & Seele, P. (2017). Theorizing stakeholders of sustainability in the digital age. Sustainability Science, 12(2), 235-245.
  • Lock, I., & Seele, P. (2016). The credibility of CSR (corporate social responsibility) reports in Europe. Evidence from a quantitative content analysis in 11 countries. Journal of cleaner production, 122, 186-200.
  • Lock, I., & Seele, P. (2015). Analyzing sector-specific CSR reporting: Social and environmental disclosure to investors in the chemicals and banking and insurance industry. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 22(2), 113-128.
  • Matthes, J., & Wonneberger, A. (2014). The skeptical green consumer revisited: testing the relationship between green consumerism and skepticism toward advertising. Journal of Advertising, 43(2), 115-127.
  • Matthes, J., Wonneberger, A., & Schmuck, D. (2014). Consumers’ green involvement and the persuasive effects of emotional versus functional ads. Journal of Business Research, 67(9), 1885-1893.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., van Reijmersdal, E. A., & Krafczyk, A. (2018). The positive effect of green versus conventional brand placement: The roles of brand warmth and persuasion knowledge. In V. Cauberghe, L. Hudders, & M. Eisend (Eds.), Advances in Advertising Research IX: Power to Consumers (pp. 143-161). (European Advertising Academy). Springer Gabler.
  • Meijers, M. H. C. (2016). Waarom langdurig milieuvriendelijk gedrag niet altijd vanzelfsprekend is: Implicaties voor communicatie. Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap44(4), 298-315.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., Verlegh, P. W. J., Noordewier, M. K., & Smit, E. G. (2015). The dark side of donating: how donating may license environmentally unfriendly behavior. Social Influence10(4), 250-263.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., & Rutjens, B. T. (2014). Affirming belief in scientific progress reduces environmentally friendly behaviour. European Journal of Social Psychology44(5), 487-495.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., Noordewier, M. K., & Avramova, Y. R. (2013). I just recycled. Can I use the car now? When people continue or discontinue behaving sustainably after an initial sustainable act. In H. C. M. van Trijp (Ed.), Encouraging sustainable behavior: psychology and the environment (pp. 71-80). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Meijers, M. H. C. (2013). Wanneer milieuvriendelijke consumptie leidt tot een rondje in een Hummer rijden. In-Mind (Nederlandse ed.)2.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., Verlegh, P. W. J., Noordewier, M. K., & Smit, E. G. (2013). Consuming green, living green? The moderating effect of identity relevance on the licensing effect. European Advances in Consumer Research10, 292-293. 
  • Meijers, M. H. C., & Noordewier, M. (2012). Ik heb duurzame kleding gekocht: Mag ik nu met de auto naar de supermarkt? In M. Strick, M. Baas, L. van Dillen, R. Dotsch, D. Lakens, & M. de Vries (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2012 (pp. 139-142). (Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie ). Groningen: ASPO Pers.
  • Meijers, M. H. C., & van Dam, Y. K. (2012). Sustainable food purchases in the Netherlands: the influence of consumer characteristics. Journal on Chain and Network Science12(2), 181-198
  • Remmelswaal, P., Meijers, M. H. C., & Vonk, N. (2018). Wat is de modererende invloed van milieubetrokkenheid op de effectiviteit van visuele versus tekstuele groene labels? Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap, 46(4), 299-319.
  • Seele, P., & Lock, I. (2017). The game-changing potential of digitalization for sustainability: possibilities, perils, and pathways. Sustainability Science, 12(2), 183-185.
  • van Wissen, N., & Wonneberger, A. (2017). Building stakeholder relations online: How nonprofit organizations use dialogic and relational maintenance strategies on Facebook. Communication Management Review, 2(1), 54-74.
  • Wonneberger, A. (2018). Environmentalism—a question of guilt? Testing a model of guilt arousal and effects for environmental campaigns. Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, 30(2), 168-186.
  • Wonneberger, A. (2016). Environmental non-profit organisations in public discourses: Challenges and opportunities of political institutionalization. In E. Oliveira, A. Duarte Melo, & G. Gonçalves (Eds.), Strategic Communication for Non-Profit Organisations: Challenges and Alternative Approaches (pp. 77-102). (Vernon Series in Communication). Vernon Press.
  • Wonneberger, A., & Matthes, J. (2016). Grüne Werbung: Inhalte und Wirkungen ökologischer Werbebotschaften. In G. Siegert, W. Wirth, P. Weber, & J. A. Lischka (Eds.), Handbuch Werbeforschung (pp. 741-760). Springer VS.
  • Wonneberger, A. (2014). Mehr Wissen durch Vielfalt? Komplementäre Nutzung von Informationsquellen zu Umweltthemen. In K. Kleinen-von Königslöw, & K. Förster (Eds.), Medienkonvergenz und Medienkomplementarität aus Rezeptions- und Wirkungsperspektive (pp. 163-178). Baden-Baden: Nomos.