Cecilia Bergstad

Senior Lecturer

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

About Cecilia Bergstad


I started to work as a research assistant at this department (1997-2000) and at Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Transportation and Logistics (1998-1999). In 1998 I was admitted to the graduate program and obtained my M.S. Sc. in psychology, 2001, and my Ph.D. in psychology, 2004. Since then I have been employed as a teacher and researcher. During the years 2006-2009, I also worked in a research project at the Centre for Consumer Science, School of business, economics and law, University of Gothenburg.


I teach in several courses at both first- and second level, mainly social psychology, environmental psychology and personality psychology.I also supervise student essays.

Research interests

My research interests are focused on factors such as values, norms, attitudes, motivation, volitional control etc. that partly predict and may play an important role for changing environmental significant behaviours, such as travel behaviour consumption and household energy use. I am also interested in how such factors interplay with environmental (and transport) policy-making, acceptability and implementation of policy measures.

Current research

Sustainable future transportations and well-being within the Strategic research area (SFO) wich is a collaboration between the university of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

Member of the the research group DEEP , CAST and the Social Science Energy research on human dimensions platform PERSON