Johan Andreas Nilsson Hed


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

About Johan Andreas Nilsson Hed

Research area

Applied social psychology. The research primarily focuses on behavior change and public attitudes toward policy measures. Much of the research involves applying psychological theories to societal phenomena and problems. Some of these concern environmental problems, health behaviors, or decisions on the stock market.


Born in Ph.D.1974 in Båstad, Sweden. Undergraduate studies at Lund University. M.Sc. in psychology at the University of Gothenburg 2001. Ph.D. candidate University of Gothenburg 2002-2007. Ph.D. 2007. Associate Professor (Docent) 2014. Professor 2019.


I primarily teach social and environmental psychology. I’m currently responsible for two environmental psychology courses and one social psychology course at the master's level. I also teach methods on the level.

Current research

Recent projects include studies on energy conservation, behavioral dimensions of climate change, donating behaviors, attitudes towards congestion charges, food choices, and behavioral dimensions of antibiotic resistance.

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