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Henk Staats


Dr. H.J.A.M. Staats
+31 71 527 4104



  • Korpela, K., & Staats, H. (in press). Restorative qualities of being alone in nature. In R. J. Coplan & J. C. Bowker (Eds.),  The Handbook of Solitude. Hoboken (NJ): Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Lokhorst, A. M., Staats, H, van Dijk J, & De Snoo, G. (in press). Biodiversity on farmlands: the crucial role of the farmer. To appear in L. Kruse (Ed.)  Naturschutz und Freizeitgesellschaft. Vol. 9. Natur, Naturwahrnemung, Naturschutz. St. Augustin: Academia Verlag.
  • De Snoo, G. R.,  Herzon, I., Staats, H., Burton, R. B., Schindler, S., Van Dijk, J., Lokhorst, A. M., Bullock, J. M., Lobley, M., Thomas Wrbka, T., Schwarz, G., Musters, C. J. M. (2013). Towards effective nature conservation on farm lands: Making farmers matter. Conservation Letters, 6, 66-72.
  • Lokhorst, A. M., Werner, C., Staats, H., & Van Dijk, E. (2013). Commitment and behavior change: a meta-analysis and critical review of commitment making strategies in environmental research.  Environment and Behavior, 45, 3-34.
  • Collado, S., Staats, H., & Corraliza, J. A. (2013). Experiencing nature in children's summer camps: affective, cognitive and behavioural consequences.  Journal of Environmental Psychology, 33, 37-44.
  • Staats, H. (2012). Stress and the city: How to allow for restoration.  MERA Journal, 15, 18-23.
  • Staats, H. (2012). Restorative Environments. In S. Clayton (Ed .) The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology (pp. 445-458). New York: Oxford University Press  
  • Johansson, M. Hartig, T., & Staats, H. (2011). Psychological benefits of walking: Moderation by social context and outdoor environment.  Applied Psychology; Health and Well-Being, 3, 261-280.
  • Staats, H., Jansen, L., & Thögersen, J. (2011). Greening the greenhouse growers. A behavioral analysis of a sector-initiated system to reduce the environmental load of greenhouses.  Journal of Environmental Management, 92, 2461-2469.   
  • Lokhorst, A.M., Staats, H., Van Dijk, J., Van Dijk, E., & De Snoo, G. (2011). What's in it for Me? Motivational differences between farmers' subsidised and non-subsidised conservation practices.  Applied Psychology: An International Review, 60 (3), 337-353.
  • De Snoo, G. R., Lokhorst, A. M., Van Dijk, J., Staats, H., Musters, C. J. M. (2010). Agri-Environment schemes, what have they accomplished and where do go we from here? Benchmarking biodiversity performances of farmers.  Aspects of Applied Biology, 100, 311-317.
  • Staats, H., Van Gemerden, E., & Hartig, T. (2010). Preference for restorative situations: Interactive effects of attentional state, activity-in-environment and social context.  Leisure Sciences 32, 401-417.
  • Weenig, M.W.H., Staats, H. (2010). The impact of a refurbishment of two communcal spaces in a care home on residents' subjective well-being.   Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30, 542-552.
  • Lokhorst, A.M., Van Dijk, J., Staats, H., Van Dijk, E, & De Snoo, G. (2010). Using tailored information and public commitment to improve environmental quality of farm lands: An example from the Netherlands.  Human Ecology, 38, 113-122 .
  • Lokhorst, A.M., Van Dijk, E., Staats, H. (2009). Public commitment making as a structural solution in social dilemmas.  Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29, 400-406.
  • Harland, P., Staats, H., Wilke, H.A.M. (2007). Situational and Personality Factors as Direct or Personal Norm Mediated Predictors of Pro-environmental Behavior: Questions Derived from Norm-Activation Theory.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 29, 323-334.
  • Van den Berg, A. E., Hartig, T., & Staats, H. (2007) Preference for nature in urbanized societies: Stress, restoration, and the pursuit of sustainability.  Journal of Social Issues, 63, 79-96 .
  • Hartig, T, & Staats, H. (2006) The need for psychological restoration as a determinant of environmental preferences.  Journal of Environmental Psychology, 26, 215-226 .
  • Hartig, T. & Staats, H. (2005). Linking preference for environments with their restorative quality. In B. Tress, G. Tress, G. Fry, & P. Opdam (Eds.)  From landscape research to landscape planning: Aspects of integration, education and application (pp.279-292).The Netherlands,   Springer.
  • Staats, H. (2004). .Proenvironmental attitudes and behavioral change. In C. D. Spielberger (Ed.)  Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology Vol.3 (pp. 127-135). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Staats, H., Harland, P., & Wilke, H. A. M. (2004). Effecting Durable Change. A  Team Approach to Improve Environmental Behavior in the Household.  Environment and Behavior, 36, 341-367 .
  • Staats, H. & Hartig, T. (2004) Alone or with a friend: A social context for psychological restoration and environmental preference. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24,   199-211. 
  • Staats, H. (2003). Understanding pro-environmental attitudes and behavior. An analysis and review of research based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. In M. Bonnes, T. Lee, & M. Bonaiuto (Eds.),  Psychological Theories for Environmental Issues (pp. 171-201) . Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Hartig, T. & Staats, H. (2003). Guest editors’ introduction: Restorative Environments.  Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23,103-107.
  • Staats, H., Kieviet, A., & Hartig, T. (2003). Where to recover from attentional fatigue: An expectancy-value analysis of environmental preference.  Journal of Environmental Psychology23, 147-157.
  • Harland, P. & Staats, H. (2002). Durable Proenvironmental Behavior Change. In G. Bartels and W. Nelissen (Eds .),  Marketing Communication and Sustainability.  The Development of Transactional Policy Making (pp. 365-372). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  • Staats, H. (2001). Environmental psychology: It may not be well defined, but it is helping to shape an ecological conscience that the world definitely needs.  IAAP Newsletter, 13, (1),  17-20.
  • Harland, P., & Staats, H. (2001). Striving for Sustainability via Behavioral Modification at the Household Level: Psychological Aspects and Effectiveness. In D. de Vuyst, L. Hens, & W. de Lannoy  (Eds.),  How Green is the city? Sustainability Assessment at the Local Level (pp. 367-387). New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Daamen, D.D.L, Staats, H., Wilke, H.A.M., & Engelen, M. (2001). Improving environmental behavior in companies. The effectiveness of tailored versus nontailored interventions.  Environment and Behavior, 33 , 229-248.
  • Staats, H., Van Leeuwen, E., & Wit, A.P. (2000). A longitudinal study of informational interventions to save energy in an office building.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 101 - 104.
  • Staats, H., Hartig, T., & Kieviet, A. (2000). Restorative effects of outdoor environments.  International Journal of Psychology, 35, (3-4) 126.


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