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Anders Biel

Department of
Visiting address
Haraldsgatan 1
41314 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 500
40530 Göteborg

About Anders Biel


Ph.D. in psychology, Göteborg University, 1983 and docent in psychology 1992



Research interests

  • Habits and behavioural change in everyday life
  • Human values and policy formation in an environmental context
  • Value activation and environmental valuation in social dilemmas
  • Socially Responsible Investments

Current research


Selected publications

Biel, A., Dahlstrand, U., & Grankvist, G. (2005). Habitual and value-guided purchase behavior. Ambio, 34, 360-365.

Biel, A., Eek, D., Gärling, T., & Gustafsson, M. (Eds.). (2008). New issues and paradigms in research on social dilemmas. New York: Springer.

Biel, A., & Thøgersen, J. (2007). Activation of social norms in social dilemmas: A review of the evidence and reflections on the implications for environmental behaviour. Journal of Economic Psychology, 28, 93-112.

Grankvist, G., Dahlstrand, U., & Biel, A. (2004). The impact of environmental labelling on consumer preference: Negative vs. positive labels. Journal of Consumer Policy, 27, 213-230.

Nilsson, A., von Borgstede, C., & Biel, A. (2004). Willingness to accept climate change strategies: The effect of values and norms. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24, 267-277