Dr. Julia Steinhorst

Dr. Julia Steinhorst

Research Associate

Julia Steinhorst joined the IASS as a research associate in May 2018. In the ENSURE project (“Development of New Plastics for a Clean Environment by Determining Relevant Entry Pathways”) she analyses patterns of societal perception and behaviour with regard to plastics in the environment in order to develop transdisciplinary courses of action to reduce the overall environmental impact of plastics. Before joining the IASS, Julia Steinhorst finished her PhD in the Department of Environmental Psychology at Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg with funding from the Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY TRANS. She also worked as a research associate at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development in Dresden in the EU Project “Networking Intelligent Cities for Energy Efficiency - NICE”. During her time in the environmental psychology research group at the University of Saarland, she conducted accompanying socio–scientific research for the E-Energy project “Renewable Model Region Harz”.

  • framing effects
  • spillover effects on pro-environmental behaviour
  • acceptance of political measures
  • environmental psychology

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Steinhorst, J., & Klöckner, C. A. (2017). Effects of Monetary Versus Environmental Information Framing: Implications for Long-Term Pro-Environmental Behavior and Intrinsic Motivation. Environment and Behavior. doi:10.1177/0013916517725371
  • Steinhorst, J., Klöckner, C. A., & Matthies, E. (2015). Saving electricity – For the money or the environment? Risks of limiting pro-environmental spillover when using monetary framing. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 43, 125-135. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2015.05.012
  • Steinhorst, J., & Matthies, E. (2016). Monetary or environmental appeals for saving electricity? –Potentials for spillover on low carbon policy acceptability. Energy Policy, 93, 335-344. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.03.020
  • Best Paper Award 2015 of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)