Wind lecture with Dr. Gerdien de Vries (TU Delft): The role of psychology in research on wind energy

23 February 2022 12:45 till 13:30 | Add to my calendar

The TU Delft Wind Energy Institute (DUWIND) warmly invites you to the online lunch lecture Dr. Gerdien de Vries.

Title: The role of psychology in research on wind energy

Speaker: Dr. Gerdien de Vries, Associate Professor Climate Psychology and director TPM Energy Transition Lab at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft

Day and Time: Wednesday, 23 February 2022. 12:45-13:30h

If you like to join, please register here: Registration link 

The link to the online lunch lecture will be shared with registered participants on 23 February 2022. The lecture will be recorded. The recording will be shared the week after the live lecture.


Gerdien de Vries is an associate professor in Climate Psychology at the TPM Faculty. She has a background in social psychology and studies human behaviour and decision-making in the climate and energy domain.

She integrates psychological theories and research methods with other scientific disciplines. Gerdien aims to reveal general cognitive and behavioural patterns with mainly quantitative research methods. Furthermore, she assesses how applying behavioural insights into policy and technology influences these patterns. In this presentation, Gerdien elaborates on psychology's current and future role in wind energy research. She explains that behavioural research is more than assessing social acceptance and NIMBY-ism (Not In My Back Yard). She will give examples of how multidisciplinary research can improve wind energy research, policies and technology.

Interesting links

Dr. Gerdien de Vries 

Breaking habits for a green world 

Gerdien de Vries on Youtube