Florian G. Kaiser

Department Chair

Prof. Dr. Florian G. Kaiser

P.O. Box 4120 , 39106, Magdeburg, Bldg. 24, R308
Brief vita

"It is in vain to do with more what can be done with fewer." - William of Occam


Florian G. Kaiser is, since 2008, professor of personality and social psychology at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. His research interests include attitude theory, attitude-behavior consistency, the Campbell paradigm, person-situation interaction, evidence-based psychological policy support, large-scale attitude change and behavior management. Topics of interest are: environment protection, environmental education for sustainable development, stress and health.

Dr. Kaiser received his Ph.D. from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 1992 and his lecturer habilitation from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, in 1999. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley (1994-1996), and at the University of Trier, Germany (1996-1997). At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland, he was assistant professor (1998-2000). At Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, he was associate professor (2000-2008) and, simultaneously, he also was appointed senior lecturer at the University of Zürich, Switzerland.

Dr. Kaiser has published more than 90 articles in refereed journals, such as the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Applied Psychology: An International Review and Personality and Individual Differences. He is on the editorial board of Environment & Behavior and was 2017-2018 Co-Chief Editor of the Journal of Environmental Psychology.

Talks & News

 "Furthering behavior that protects the environment" (Invited keynote ad­dress at the Leuven Institute of Advanced Study in Leuven, Belgium, May 18th 2022)


 Protecting the environment for its own sake against all odds. (Invited keynote address [The C.F.-Graumann Lecture] at the 3rd International Conference on Environmental Psychology, Siracusa, Italy, October 6th 2021)


"Effective education for environmental competency: How to advance more sustainable lifestyles" (Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, January 25th 2016)

Professional Experience & Educational History

Professional Experience


since 2008

Professor of Personality & Social Psychology, Institute of Psy­chology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ot­to-von-Gue­ri­cke Uni­versity, Magde­burg, Germany

2000 - 2008

Associate professor of Social & Environmental Psychology, Department of Human-Tech­no­lo­gy In­ter­action, Eindhoven Uni­versity of Tech­nology, Eind­ho­ven, The Ne­therlands

1998 - 2000

Assistant professor of People-Environment Interaction at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sciences, Zürich, Switzerland

1997 - 1998

Postdoctoral assistant at the University of Fribourg, Institute of Edu­ca­tion, Fribourg, Switzerland

1996 - 1997

Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Trier, De­part­ment of Psychology, Trier, Germany (Swiss Natio­nal Science Foun­da­tion Re­search Fellowship #8210-40207)

1994 - 1996

Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, School of Education, Berkeley, California, USA (Swiss Natio­nal Science Foun­dation Re­search Fellowship #8210-40207)

1993 - 1994

Postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Bern, Institute of Psy­chology, De­part­ment of Social and En­vi­ron­men­tal Psy­cho­lo­gy, Bern, Swit­zer­land (Swiss National Sci­ence Founda­tion Re­search Grant #5001-35271) Postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Bern, Institute of Me­di­cal Education, Bern, Switzerland (Swiss National Sci­ence Foun­dation Re­search Grant #32-33822)

1987 - 1992

Research assistant at the University of Bern, Institute of Psy­cho­lo­gy, De­part­ments of Social and Environmental, and De­velop­men­tal Psychology, Bern, Swit­zerland (Swiss Natio­nal Science Foun­dation Re­search Grants #1.485-0.86 and #4025-027317)

1986 -1987

Research assistant at the University of Zürich, Social Psychiatry Ser­vi­ces and Research Depart­ment of the Cli­ni­cal Hospital of Psychiatry, Zü­rich, Switzerland (Swiss Na­tio­nal Science Foun­da­tion Re­search Grant #3.948-0.85)



Educational History


1999 - 2009

Senior lecturer (Privatdozent): University of Zürich, Zürich, Swi­tzer­land: venia le­gen­di in Psychology; publication-based


Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) in Psy­cho­lo­gy: University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Thesis: "Mobility as a dwelling problem - Place at­tach­ment as emo­tional regulation"


M.A. (Licentiate) in Psy­cho­lo­gy: University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; Thesis: "Personality and sleeping behavior"

1980 - 1986

Clinical Psychology, Bio­logi­cal-Mathe­matical Psychology, An­thro­po­logical Psychology, and Psycho­pathology, Uni­ver­si­ty of Zürich, Zürich, Swit­zerland


Journal Articles

Gerdes, R. & Kaiser, F. G. (2024). Die Kluft zwischen Dringlichkeit und Umsetzbar­keit der Klimapolitik – am Beispiel des CO2-Preises [The gap between urgency and practicability in climate policy - the CO2-price example]. In-Mind, Issue 1, Article 4.

Gerdes, R., Bauske, E. & Kaiser, F. G. (2023). A general explanation for environmental policy support: An example using carbon taxation approval in Germany. Journal of Environmental Psycholo­gy, 90, 102066.

Kaiser, F. G., Gerdes, R. & König, F. (2023). Supporting and expressing support for environmental policies. Journal of Environmental Psycholo­gy, 87, 101997.

Baierl, T-M., Kaiser, F. G. & Bogner, F. X. (2022). The supportive role of environmental attitude for learning about environmental issues. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 81, 101799.

Bauske, E., Kibbe, A. & Kaiser, F. G. (2022). Opinion polls as measures of commitment to goals: Environmental attitude in Germany from 1996 to 2018. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 81, 101805.

Urban, J. & Kaiser, F. G. (2022). Environmental attitudes in 28 European countries de­rived from atheoretically compiled opinions and self-reports of behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 875419.

Kaiser, F. G. (2021). Climate change mitigation within the Campbell paradigm: Doing the right thing for a reason and against all odds. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 42, 70-75.

Kaiser, F. G., Kibbe, A. & Hentschke, L. (2021). Offsetting behavioral costs with per­so­nal atti­tude: A slightly more complex view of the attitude-behavior relation. Per­so­na­li­ty and Indi­vi­du­al Differences, 183, 111158.

Kaiser, F. G. & Lange, F. (2021). Offsetting behavioral costs with personal attitude: Iden­tifying the psychological essence of an environmental attitude measure. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 75, 101619.

Taube, O., Ranney, M. A., Henn, L. & Kaiser, F. G. (2021). Increasing people’s accep­tance of anthropogenic climate change with scientific facts: Is mechanistic information more effective for environmentalists? Journal of Environmental Psychology, 73, 101549.

Henn, L., Otto, S., & Kaiser, F. G. (2020). Positive spillover: The result of attitude change. Journal of Environmental Psychology 69, 101429.

Kaiser, F. G., Henn, L., & Marschke, B. (2020). Financial rewards for long-term envi­ronmental protection. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 68, 101411.

Brügger, A., Dorn, M., Messner, C., & Kaiser, F. G. (2019). Conformity within the Campbell Paradigm: Proposing a new measurement instrument. Social Psycho­lo­gy, 50, 133-144.

Henn, L., Taube, O., & Kaiser, F. G. (2019). The role of environmental attitude in the efficacy of smart-meter-based feedback interventions. Journal of Environmental Psy­chology, 63, 74-81.

Kaiser, F. G., Glatte, K., & Lauckner, M. (2019). How to make nonhumanoid mobile ro­bots more likable: Employing kinesic courtesy cues to promote appreciation. Applied Er­gonomics, 78, 70-75.

Kaiser, F. G. & Wilson, M. (2019). The Campbell Paradigm as a behavior-predictive reinterpretation of the classical tripartite model of attitudes. European Psychologist, 24, 359-374.

Otto, S., Evans, G. W., Moon, M. J., & Kaiser F. G. (2019). The development of children’s en­vironmental at­ti­tu­de and behavior. Global Environmental Change 58, 101947.

Arnold, O., & Kaiser, F. G. (2018). Understanding the foot-in-the-door effect as a pseudo effect from the perspective of the Campbell paradigm. International Journal of Psychology 53, 157-165.

Arnold, O., Kibbe, A., Hartig, T., & Kaiser, F. G. (2018). Capturing the environmental impact of individual lifestyles: Evidence for the criterion validity of the General Ecolo­gical Behavior scale. Environment and Behavior, 50, 350-372.

Evans, G. W., Otto, S., & Kaiser, F. G. (2018). Childhood origins of young adult envi­ronmental behavior. Psychological Science, 29, 679-687.

Kaiser, F. G., Merten, M., & Wetzel, E. (2018). How do we know we are measuring en­viron­mental atti­tude? Specific objectivity as the formal validation criterion for measures of latent at­tributes. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 55, 139-146.

Taube, O., Kibbe, A., Vetter, M., Adler, M., & Kaiser, F. G. (2018). Applying the Camp­bell Paradigm to sustainable travel behavior: Compensatory effects of environmental attitude and the transportation environment. Transportation Research Part F: Psy­cho­lo­gy and Behaviour, 56, 392-407.

Beute, F., Kaiser, F. G., Haans, A., & de Kort, Y. A. W. (2017). Striving for mental vigor through restorative activities: Application of the Campbell Paradigm to construct the Attitude toward Mental Vigor scale. Mental Health & Prevention, 8, 20-26.

Byrka, K., Kaiser, F. G., & Olko, J. (2017). Understanding the acceptance of nature-preservation-related restrictions as the result of the compensatory effects of environ­mental attitude and behavioral costs. Environment and Behavior, 49, 487-508.

Kaiser, F. G., & Henn, L. (2017). Nicht alles Gold, was glänzt: Trugschlüsse umweltpsy­chologischer Verhaltensforschung [All that glitters is not gold: Fallacies in envi­ronmental psychological behavior research]. Umweltpsychologie, 21(1), 29-42.

Kaiser, F. G., & Byrka, K. (2015). The Campbell paradigm as a conceptual alterna­tive to the expectation of hypocrisy in contemporary attitude research. The Journal of Social Psychology, 155, 12-29.

Kaiser, F. G., Otto, S., & Schuler, J. (2015). Prosocial propensity bias in experimen­tal research on helping behavior: The proposition of a discomforting hypothesis. Com­prehensive Psychology, 4(1), Article 11.

Liefländer, A. K., Bogner, F. X., Kibbe, A., & Kaiser, F. G. (2015). Evaluating environmental knowledge-dimension convergence to assess educational-program effectiveness. International Journal of Science Education, 37, 684-702. free eprint

Kaiser, F. G. (2014). Using cutting-edge psychology to advance environmental conserva­tion [Editorial]. European Psychologist, 19, 81-83.

Kaiser, F. G., Arnold, O., & Otto, S. (2014). Attitudes and defaults save lives and protect the environment jointly and compensatorily: Understanding the behavioral efficacy of nudges and other structural interventions. Behavioral Sciences, 4, 202-212.

Kaiser, F. G., Brügger, A., Hartig, T., Bogner, F. X., & Gutscher, H. (2014). Appreciation of nature and appreciation of environmental protection: How stable are these attitudes and which comes first? European Review of Applied Psychology/Revue Euro­péenne de Psychologie Appliquée, 64, 269-277.

Kibbe, A., Bogner, F. X., & Kaiser, F. G. (2014). Exploitative vs. appreciative use of nature - Two interpretations of utilization and their relevance for environmental education. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 41, 106-112.

Otto, S., & Kaiser, F. G. (2014). Ecological behavior across the lifespan: Why envi­ron­mentalism increases as people grow older. Journal of Environmental Psycholo­gy, 40, 331-338.

Otto, S., Kaiser, F. G., & Arnold, O. (2014). The critical challenge of climate change for psy­chology: Preventing rebound and promoting more individual irrationality. Eu­rope­an Psychologist, 19, 96-106.

Roczen, N., Kaiser, F. G., Bogner, F. X., & Wilson M. (2014). A competence model for environmental education. Environment & Behavior, 46, 972-992.

Byrka, K., & Kaiser, F. G. (2013). Health performance of individuals within the Camp­bell pa­radigm. International Journal of Psychology, 48, 986-999.

Kaiser, F. G., Hartig, T., Brügger, A., & Duvier, C. (2013). Environmental protection and nature as distinct attitudinal objects: An application of the Campbell paradigm. Environment & Behavior, 45, 369-398.

Haans, A., Kaiser, F. G., Bouwhuis, D. G., & IJsselsteijn, W. A. (2012). Individual differ­en­ces in the Rubber-Hand Illusion: Predicting self-reports of people's personal experien­ces. Acta Psychologica, 141, 169-177.

Roczen, N., Duvier, C., Bogner, F. X., & Kaiser, F. G. (2012). The search for potential ori­gins of a favorable attitude toward nature. Psyecology, 3, 341-352. Free eprint   Free eprint (Spanish version)

Smolders, K. C. H. J., de Kort, Y. A. W., Tenner, A. D., & Kaiser, F.G. (2012). Need for recovery in offices: Behavior-based assessment. Journal of Envirnonmental Psychology, 32, 126-134.

Brügger, A., Kaiser, F. G., & Roczen, N. (2011). One for all? Connectedness to nature, inclusion of nature, environmental identity, and implicit association with nature. European Psychologist, 16, 324-333.

Kaiser, F. G. (2011). Verhaltensingenieurwissenschaft transferiert psychologische Erkenntnisse in die Gesellschaft [Behavior engineers transfer psychological knowledge into society]. Psychologische Rundschau, 62, 240-242.

Kaiser, F. G., & Byrka, K. (2011). Environmentalism as a trait: Gauging people's prosocial personality in terms of environmental engagement. International Journal of Psychology, 46, 71-79.

Kaiser, F. G., Woelki, D., & Vllasaliu, L. (2011). Partizipative Interventionsmaßnahmen und partizipatives umweltpolitisches Handeln: Ausdruck individueller Umweltmotivation, nicht deren Ursache [Participative interventions and participatory political activism for the environment: Indicators not causes of intrinsic environmental motivation]. Umweltpsychologie, 15(2), 77-92.

Byrka, K., Hartig, T., & Kaiser, F. G. (2010). Environmental attitude as a mediator of the relationship between psychological restoration in nature and self-reported ecological behavior. Psychological Reports, 107, 847-859.

Kaiser, F. G., Byrka, K., & Hartig, T. (2010). Reviving Campbell's paradigm for attitude research. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14, 351-367. (#1 journal in social psychology; 2012 impact factor: 8.195)

Roczen, N., Kaiser, F. G., & Bogner, F. X. (2010). Umweltkompetenz - Modellierung, Entwicklung und Förderung [Environmental competency - Modeling, development, and promotion]. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 56(Beiheft), 126-134.

Gifford, R., Scannell, L., Kormos, C., Biel, A., Boncu, S., Kaiser, F. G. et al. (2009). Temporal pessimism and spatial optimism in environmental assessments: An 18-nation study. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29, 1-12.

Kaiser, F. G., & Schultz, P. W. (2009). The attitude-behavior relationship: A test of three models of the moderating role of behavioral difficulty. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39, 186-207.

Kaiser, F. G., Midden, C., & Cervinka, R. (2008). Evidence for a data based en­vironmental policy: Induction of a behavior-based decision support system. Applied Psychology: An In­ternational Review, 57, 151-172.

Kaiser, F. G., Roczen, N., & Bogner, F. X. (2008). Competence formation in environmental education: Advancing ecology-specific rather than general abilities. Umweltpsychologie, 12(2), 56-70.

Kaiser, F. G., Schultz, P. W., Berenguer, J., Corral-Verdugo, V., & Tankha, G. (2008). Extending planned environmentalism: Anticipated guilt and embarrassment across cultures. European Psychologist, 13, 288-297.

Scheuthle, H., & Kaiser, F. G. (2008). Person oder Situation? Umweltpsychologische In­terventionen zur Änderung individuellen Verhaltens [Behavior change - A result of psychological or structural interventions?]. Wissenschaft & Umwelt In­terdis­ziplinär, 11, 204-213.

Evans, G. W., Juen, B., Corral-Verdugo, V., Corraliza, J. A., & Kaiser, F. G. (2007). Children's cross-cultural environmental attitudes and self-reported behaviors. Children, Youth and Environments, 17(4), 128-143.

Haans, A., Kaiser, F. G., & de Kort, Y. A. W. (2007). Privacy needs in office environ­ments: De­velop­ment of two behavior-based scales. European Psy­cho­lo­gist, 12, 93-102.

Hartig, T., Kaiser, F. G., & Strumse, E. (2007). Psychological restoration in nature as a source of motivation for ecological behaviour. Environmental Conservation, 34, 291-299.

Kaiser, F. G., Oerke, B., & Bogner, F. X. (2007). Behavior-based environmental attitude: De­velopment of an instrument for adolescents. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 27, 242-251.

Kaiser, F. G., Schultz, P. W., & Scheuthle, H. (2007). The theory of planned behavior without compatibility? Beyond method bias and past trivial associations. Journal of Ap­plied Social Psychology, 37, 1522-1544.

Midden, C. J. H., Kaiser, F. G., & McCalley, L. T. (2007). Technology's four roles in un­der­stan­ding individuals' conservation of natural resources. Journal of Social Issues, 63, 155-174.

Hübner, G., & Kaiser, F. G. (2006). The moderating role of the attitude-subjective norms con­flict on the link between moral norms and intention. European Psychologist, 11, 99-109.

Kaiser, F. G. (2006). A moral extension of the theory of planned behavior: Norms and anti­ci­pated feelings of regret in conservationism. Personality and Indi­vi­du­al Differences, 41, 71-81.

Kaiser, F. G., Hübner, G., & Bogner, F. X. (2005). Contrasting the theory of planned be­ha­vior with the value-belief-norm model in explaining conservation behavior. Journal of Ap­plied Social Psychology, 35, 2150-2170.

Scheuthle, H., Carabias-Hütter, V., & Kaiser, F. G. (2005). The motivational and in­stan­tan­e­ous behavior effects of contexts: Steps towards a theory of goal-directed behavior. Jour­nal of Applied Social Psychology, 35, 2076-2093.

Frick, J., Kaiser, F. G., & Wilson, M. (2004). Environmental knowledge and conservation be­ha­vi­or: Exploring prevalence and structure in a representative sample. Personality and Indi­vi­du­al Differences, 37, 1597-1613.

Kaiser, F. G., & Wilson, M. (2004). Goal-directed conservation behavior: The specific com­po­sition of a general performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 1531-1544.

Tanner, C., Kaiser, F. G., & Wölfing Kast, S. (2004). Contextual conditions of ecological con­sumerism: A food-purchasing survey. Environment & Behavior, 36, 94-111.

Kaiser, F. G., Doka, G., Hofstetter, P., & Ranney, M. A. (2003). Ecological behavior and its en­vironmental consequences: A life cycle assessment of a self-report measure. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23, 11-20.

Kaiser, F. G., & Fuhrer, U. (2003). Ecological behavior's dependency on different forms of knowledge. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 52, 598-613.

Kaiser, F. G., & Gutscher, H. (2003). The proposition of a general version of the theory of planned behavior: Predicting ecological behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychol­ogy, 33, 586-603.

Kaiser, F. G., & Scheuthle, H. (2003). Two challenges to a moral extension of the theory of plan­ned behavior: Moral norms and just world beliefs in conservationism. Personality and Individual Differences, 35, 1033-1048.

Kaiser, F. G., & Frick, J. (2002). Entwicklung eines Messinstrumentes zur Erfassung von Um­weltwissens auf der Basis des MRCML-Modells [Development of an environmental know­ledge measure: An application of the MRCML model]. Dia­gno­s­tica, 48, 181-189.

Seeland, K., Moser, K., Scheuthle, H., & Kaiser, F. G. (2002). Public acceptance of restric­tions imposed on recreational activities in the peri-urban Nature Reserve Sihlwald, Swit­zer­land. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 1, 49-57.

Hartig, T., Kaiser, F. G., & Bowler, P. A. (2001). Psychological restoration in nature as a po­si­tive motivation for ecological behavior. Environment & Behavior, 33, 590-607.

Kaiser, F. G., Frick, J., & Stoll-Kleemann, S. (2001). Zur Angemessenheit selbstberichteten Ver­hal­tens: Eine Validitätsuntersuchung der Skala Allgemeinen Ökologischen Verhal­tens[Ac­cu­racy of self-re­ports: Validating the General Ecological Behavior scale]. Dia­gno­s­tica, 47, 88-95.

Kaiser, F. G., & Keller, C. (2001). Disclosing situational constraints to ecological behavior: A confirmatory application of the mixed Rasch model. European Journal of Psycho­lo­gi­cal Ass­ess­ment, 17, 212-221.

Korpela, K. M., Hartig, T., Kaiser, F. G., & Fuhrer, U. (2001). Restorative experience and self-regulation in favorite places. Environment & Behavior, 33, 572-589.

Kaiser, F. G., & Biel, A. (2000). Assessing general ecological be­havior: A cross-cultural com­pa­rison between Switzerland and Sweden. European Journal of Psycho­lo­gi­cal Ass­ess­ment, 16, 44-52.

Kaiser, F. G., & Wilson, M. (2000). Assessing people's general ecological be­havior: A cross-cultural measure. Journal of Applied Social Psy­cho­logy, 30, 952-978.

Bowler, P. A., Kaiser, F. G., & Hartig, T. (1999). A role for ecological restoration work in uni­versity environmental education. Journal of Environmental Education, 30(4), 19-26. Free eprint

Kaiser, F. G., Ranney, M., Hartig, T., & Bowler, P. A. (1999). Ecological be­havior, en­vi­ron­men­tal attitude, and feelings of responsibility for the en­vironment. European Psy­cho­lo­gist, 4, 59-74.

Kaiser, F. G., & Shimoda, T. A. (1999). Responsibility as a predictor of ecological be­ha­vi­our. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 19, 243-253.

Kaiser, F. G., & Weber, O. (1999). Umwelteinstellung und ökologisches Verhalten: Wie groß ist der Einfluss wirklich? [Environmental attitudes and ecological behavior: How influ­ential are they?] GAIA, 8, 197-201 & 239.

Kaiser, F. G., Wölfing, S., & Fuhrer, U. (1999). Environmental attitude and eco­logical be­havi­our. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 19, 1-19.

Kaiser, F. G. (1998). A general measure of ecological behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psy­cho­logy, 28, 395-422.

Kaiser, F. G. (1998). Person und Situation als Determinanten unterschiedlicher Aspekte öko­lo­gischen Verhaltens [Person and situation as determinants of differential aspects of eco­lo­gi­cal behavior]. Umweltpsychologie, 2(1), 20-32.

Kaiser, F. G. (1996). Zur Sozialpsychologie des Verantwortlichkeitserlebens: Drei Verant­wort­lichkeiten und einige gesellschaftspolitische Folgen [Social psychology of respon­si­bili­ty fee­lings: Three responsibilities and some consequences for societies]. Zeitschrift für Po­li­ti­sche Psychologie, 4, 43-52.

Kaiser, F. G., & Fuhrer, U. (1996). Dwelling: Speaking of an unnoticed universal lan­gu­age. New Ideas in Psychology, 14, 225-236.

Fuhrer, U., Kaiser, F. G., & Hangartner, U. (1995). Wie Kinder und Jugendliche ihr Selbst­kon­zept kultivieren: Die Bedeutung von Dingen, Orten und Personen [How children and youth cultivate their self-concept]. Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht, 42, 57-64.

Kaiser, F. G., & Fuhrer, U. (1994). Bindung an das Zuhause, makroräumliches Wohnen und Mo­bilitätsfolgen [Place attachment, macro-spatial dwelling, and its consequences for mo­bi­li­ty]. Zeitschrift für Politische Psychologie, 2, 239-261.

Fuhrer, U., Kaiser, F. G., & Hartig, T. (1993). Place attachment and mobility during leisure time. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 13, 309-321.

Fuhrer, U., Kaiser, F. G., & Marxer, M. (1993). Quartiere kultivieren Quartierbilder - Quar­tier­bil­der kultivieren Quartiere [Settlements modify images of settlements - Images of settle­ments modify settlements]. Geographica Helvetica, 47, 136-142.

Fuhrer, U., & Kaiser, F. G. (1992). Bindung an das Zuhause: Die emotionalen Ursachen [Place attachment: The emotional causes]. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 23, 105-118.

Fuhrer, U., & Kaiser, F. G. (1992). Inwiefern kultiviert der Umgang mit Computern unseren Denk­stil [How do computers cultivate our thinking]? Medienpsychologie, 4, 115-136.

Fuhrer, U., & Kaiser, F. G. (1992/1994). Ortsbindungsfaktoren und Verkehrsbelastung - Die Be­deutung von Zwischen-Wohnräumen [Factors of place attachment and traffic density - The relevance of between-dwelling spaces]. Psychologische Beiträge, 34, 44-61.

Fuhrer, U., & Kaiser, F. G. (1991). Ortsbindung und Verkehrsdichte. Ortsbindung im Lichte räumlich-sozialer und individueller Merkmale [Place attachment and traffic density. Place at­tachment in relation to social, spatial, and individual variables]. Zeitschrift für Experi­men­telle und Angewandte Psychologie, 38, 365-378.

Grob, A., Lüthi, R., Kaiser, F. G., Flammer, A. Mackinnon, A., & Waering, A. J. (1991). Ber­ner Fragebogen zum Wohlbefinden Jugendlicher (BFW) [Bernese questionnaire of sub­jecti­ve well-being in youth (BQW)]. Diagnostica, 37, 66-75.

Kaiser, F. G. (1991). Unterschiedliche Motive und deren Bedeutung für das Leistungs­ver­hal­ten verschiedener Mittelstreckenläuferinnen und -läufer [Motives and middle distance run­ning performance]. Sportwissenschaft, 21, 267-277.

Flammer, A., Kaiser, F. G., Lüthi, R., & Grob, A. (1990). Kontrollmeinung und Selbst­wis­sen [Control and self-knowledge]. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Psychologie und ihre An­wen­dung, 49, 159-172.

Grob, A., Flammer, A., Kaiser, F. G., & Lüthi, R. (1990). Subjective well-being and control in delinquent and non-delinquent youth. German Journal of Psychology, 13, 38-40.

Grob, A., Flammer, A., Kaiser, F. G., & Lüthi, R. (1989). Wohlbefinden und Kontrolle bei Ju­gendlichen Delinquenten und Nicht-Delinquenten [Subjective well-being and control in de­lin­quent and non-delinquent youth]. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Psychologie und ihre An­wendung, 48, 75-85.


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Fuhrer, U., & Kaiser, F. G. (1994). Multilokales Wohnen - Psychologische Aspekte der Frei­zeit­mobilität [Multilocal dwelling - Psychological aspects of leisure time mobility]. Bern, Switzerland: Huber.

Kaiser, F. G. (1993). Mobilität als Wohnproblem - Ortsbindung im Licht der emotionalen Re­gu­la­tion [Mobility as a dwelling problem - Place attachment as emotional regula­tion]. Bern, Switzerland: Lang.


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Book Chapters


Henn, L., & Kaiser, F. G. (2019). Sustainable societies: Committed people in supportive con­ditions. In J. Hoff, Q. Gausset & S. Lex, (Eds.), The role of non-state actors in the green transition: Building a sustainable future (pp. 17-33). New York: Routledge.

Bogner, F. X., Kaiser, F. G., Heyne, T., & Randler, C. (2019). Die Wirkung von Biolo­gie­un­ter­richt auf verantwortungsbewusstes Verhalten zu umweltgerechter Nachhaltigkeit (En­vironmental Literacy) [Environmental literacy: The efficacy of biological education for responsible engagement towards sustainability]. In J. Groß, M. Hammann, P. Schmiemann & J. Zabel (Hrsg.), Biologiedidaktische Forschung: Erträ­ge für die Praxis (S. 209-226). Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

Bogner, F. X., & Kaiser, F. G. (2018). Environmental Literacy Umweltwissen, Einstellun­gen und Verhalten am grünen außerschulischen Lernort [Environmental literacy Environmental knowledge, attitude, and behavior in the extracurricular, green learning environment]. In P. Gautschi, A. Rempfler, B. Som­mer Häller & M. Wilhelm (Hrsg.), Aneignungspraktiken an außerschulischen Lern­or­ten (Außerschulische Lernorte Beitrag zur Didaktik Bd. 5: S. 105-114). Zürich: Lit.

Kaiser, F. G., & Kibbe, A. (2017). Pro-environmental behavior. In Reference Module in Neu­roscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Kaiser, F. G., Kibbe, A., & Arnold, O. (2017). Self-determined, enduring, ecologically sus­tainable ways of life: Attitude as a measure of individuals’ intrinsic motivation. In G. Fleury-Bahi, E. Pol, & O. Navarro (Eds.), Handbook of environmental psychology and quality of life research (pp. 185-195). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Kibbe, A., Arnold, O., & Kaiser, F. G. (2017). Energiewende: Nicht ohne selbstgewählten Wohlstandsverzicht [The German Energiewende needs self-determined accep­tance of less wealth]. In J. Schippl, A. Grunwald, & O. Renn (Hrsg.). Die Energiewende verstehen orientieren gestalten. Erkenntnisse aus der Helmholtz-Allianz ENERGY-TRANS (S. 331-340). Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Kaiser, F. G. (2015). Using psychology to advance environmental conservation. In D. G. Ne­meth, R. B. Hamilton, & J. Kuriansky (Eds.), Ecopsychology: Advances from the inter­section of psy­chology and environmental protection (Vol. I Science and Theory: pp. 227-232). Santa Bar­bara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Otto, S., Arnold, O. & Kaiser, F. G. (2014). Rebound. Wieso Energieeffizienz ohne suf­fizi­ente Lebensstile nicht zur Reduktion des gesellschaftlichen Energieverbrauchs führt. In F. Steger (Hrsg.), Bedroht Entscheidungsfreiheit Gesundheit und Nachhaltig­keit? (S. 117-138). Münster: mentis.

Bogner, F. X., & Kaiser, F. G. (2012). Umweltbewusstsein, ökologisches Verhalten und Um­weltwissen: Modell einer Kompetenzstruktur für die Umweltbildung [Environmental concern, ecological behavior, and environmental knowledge: A competence model for environmental education]. In H. Bayrhuber, U. Harms, B. Muszynski, B. Ralle, M. Rothgangel, L.-H. Schön, H. J. Vollmer, H.-G. Wei­gand (Hrsg.), Formate Fachdidakti­scher Forschung: Empirische Projekte - hi­sto­ri­sche Analysen - theoretische Grundlegungen (Fachdidaktische Forschungen, Bd. 2, S. 163-182). Münster, Germa­ny: Waxmann.

Schultz, P. W., & Kaiser, F. G. (2012). Promoting proenvironmental behavior. In S. D. Clay­ton (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of environmental and conservation psychology (pp. 556-580). Cary, NC: Ox­ford University Press.

Kaiser, F. G., & Vllasaliu, L. (2011). Suffizienz statt Effizienz: Schlüssel zum gesellschaftli­chen Wandel hin zur 2000-Watt-Gesellschaft [Sufficiency rather than efficiency: The key for a transformation into a 2000-Watt society]. In Schweizerische Energie-Stiftung SES (Eds.), Energiekrise als Chance: Fachtagung 17. September 2010, Zürich (pp. 84-93). Zürich, Switzerland: Schwei­zerische Energie-Stiftung SES.

Kaiser, F. G., Midden, C., & Cervinka, R. (2010). Vers un système d'aide à la décision environnementale basé sur les comportements.[Evidence for a data-based environmental policy: Induction of a behavior-based decision support system]. In K. Weiss & F. Girandola (Eds.), Psychologie et développement durable (pp. 175-197). Paris: In Press.

Roczen, N., Kaiser, F. G., & Bogner, F. X. (2010). Leverage for sustainable change: Motivational sources behind ecological behavior. In V. Corral-Verdugo, C. H. Garcia-Cadena & M. Frias-Armenta (Eds.), Psychological approaches to sustainability: Current trends in theory, research and applications (pp. 109-124). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Scheuthle, H., Frick, J., & Kaiser, F. G. (2010). Personzentrierte Interventionen zur Veränderung des Umweltverhaltens [Person centered interventions to change conservation behavior]. In V. Linneweber, E.-D. Lantermann & E. Kals (Hrsg.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie - Umweltpsychologie (Bd. 2: Spezifische Umwelten und umweltbezogenes Handeln, S. 643-667). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Fuhrer, U., & Kaiser, F. G. (2006). Sozial Prozesse in der Umweltpsychologie [Social processes in conservation psychology]. In H.-W. Bierhoff & D. Frey (Eds.), Handbuch der Sozialpsychologie und Kommunikationspsychologie (pp. 772-776). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

McCalley, T., Kaiser, F., Midden, C., Keser, M., & Teunissen, M. (2006). Persuasive appliances: Goal priming and behavioral response to product-integrated energy feedback. In W. Ijsselsteijn, Y. de Kort, C. Midden, B. Eggen, & E. van den Hoven (Eds.), Persuasive technology: Persuasive 2006 - Proceedings (Lecture notes in computer science 3962; pp. 45-49). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Kaiser, F. G. (2004). Conservation behavior. In Ch. Spielberger (Ed.), Encyclopedia of applied psychology (Vol. 1; pp. 473-477). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Scheuthle, H., & Kaiser, F. G. (2003). Umweltpsychologisch intervenieren [Intervening environmental-psychologically]. In A. E. Auhagen & H.-W. Bierhoff (Eds.), Angewandte Sozialpsychologie: Das Praxishandbuch (pp. 575-591). Weinheim, Germany: Beltz/PVU.

Kaiser, F. G., Fuhrer, U., Weber, O., Ofner, Th., & Bühler-Ilieva, E. (2001). Responsibility and ecological behaviour: A meta-analysis of the strength and the extent of a causal link. In A. E. Auhagen & H.-W. Bierhoff (Eds.), Responsibility: The many faces of a social phenomenon (pp. 109-126). London: Routledge.

Kaiser, F. G. (2000). Verhaltenswirksame Werte und Normen, die Luft, Wasser und Boden weiter verschlechtern [Influential environmental values and norms negatively affecting air, water, and soil]. In I. Kissling-Näf & F. Varone (Eds.), Institutionen für eine nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung - Innovative Steuerungsansätze am Beispiel der Ressourcen Luft und Boden (pp. 115-127). Zürich, Switzerland: Rüegger.

Kaiser, F. G., & Fuhrer, U. (2000). Wissen für ökologisches Handeln [Environmental knowledge and ecological behavior]. In H. Mandl & J. Gerstenmaier (Eds.), Die Kluft zwischen Wissen und Handeln: Empirische und theoretische Lösungsansätze (pp. 51-71). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Kaiser, F. G. (1999). Die Mär von der Kluft zwischen Umwelteinstellung und ökologischem Verhalten [The discrepancy between environmental attitude and ecological behavior as a fairy tale]. In Studenteninitiative Wirtschaft & Umwelt e.V. (Ed.), Umweltsensibilisierung - Gefahr erkannt, Gefahr gebannt (pp. 93-125)? Münster, Germany: Studenteninitiative Wirtschaft & Umwelt.

Kaiser, F. G. (1999). Freizeitmobilität [Leisure time mobility]. In O. Brilling & E. W. Kleber (Eds.), Hand-Wörterbuch Umweltbildung (pp. 65-66). Baltmannsweiler, Germany: Schneider Hohengehren.

Fuhrer, U., Kaiser, F. G., Seiler, I., & Maggi, M. (1995). From social representations to environmental concern: The influence of face-to-face versus mediated communication. In U. Fuhrer (Ed.), Ökologisches Handeln als sozialer Prozess - Ecological action as a social process (pp. 61-75). Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser.

Kaiser, F. G., Schreiber, E., & Fuhrer, U. (1994). Mobilität und emotionale Bedeutung des Autos: Ein Extremgruppenvergleich zwischen Viel- und Wenigfahrern [Mobility and emotional significance of automobiles: A known group approach between frequent and occasional drivers]. In A. Flade (Ed.), Mobilitätsverhalten: Bedingungen und Veränderungsmöglichkeiten aus umweltpsychologischer Sicht (pp. 113-130). Weinheim, Germany: Beltz.

Fuhrer, U., & Kaiser, F. G. (1993). Ortsbindung: Ursachen und deren Implikationen für die Wohnungs- und Siedlungsgestaltung [Place attachment: Causes and their implications for dwelling and settlement formation]. In H.-J. Harloff (Ed.), Psychologie des Wohnungs- und Siedlungsbaus - Psychologie im Dienste von Architektur und Stadtplanung (pp. 57-73). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Fuhrer, U., Kaiser, F. G., & Steiner, J. (1993). Automobile Freizeit: Ursachen und Auswege aus der Sicht der Wohnpsychologie [Automobile leisure time: Causes and ways out from the view of dwelling psychology]. In U. Fuhrer (Ed.), Wohnen mit dem Auto (pp. 77-93). Zürich, Switzerland: Chronos.

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