Hans-Joachim Mosler

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Mosler

Group Leader, Cluster: EHPsy

Department Environmental Social Sciences

About Me

Adjunct professor for Social and Environmental Psychology at the University of Zurich

Major Research Areas

Behavioral change in large populations in the development context:
drinking water consumption; use of sanitation facilities; hygiene behavior; behavior change campaigns; behavior change guidelines;

Diffusion of innovations:

household and community filter for arsenic or fluoride; Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS); improved sanitation;

Agent based simulation of behavior change:

attitude change; behavior in groups; assessment of behavior change campaigns;

Participation in community processes:

satisfaction with process and outcomes; intention to participate; formative evaluation;

2004    Titular professor for Social- and Environmental Psychology at the University of Zurich.
1998    Postdoctoral thesis and qualification as university professor in psychology at the University of             Zurich.
1990    Doctorate in psychology, Dr. phil. I, University of Zurich.
1986    Lizentiat (Master’s Degree) in psychology with thesis in social psychology, University of             Zurich.
1980    Diploma (Master’s Degree) in zoology with thesis in ethology, University of Zurich.

Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology, Simulation, Integrated Assessment and Modeling (SIAM), senior researcher and group leader, Modeling Social Systems (2002-present)

University of Zurich, Institute of Psychology, Department of Social Psychology, Assistant Professor, 1998 - 2002

University of Kassel, Department of Psychology and Center for Environmental Systems Research, Visiting Professor 1997 - 1998

University of Zurich, Institute of Psychology, Department of Research Methods, Research Assistant 1992 - 1997

2008 - 2009     Co-Organizer of the 8th Biennial Conference of the Environmental Psychology                         Division of the German Association of Psychology (8. Tagung der Fachgruppe                         Umweltpsychologie), September 6th - 9th, 2009, in Zürich, Switzerland.
Since 2006      Member of the Division 34 'Population and Environmental Psychology' of the                         American Psychological Association
Since 2005      Member of the European Social Simulation Association
1994 - 2001     Member of the Senatskommission Nachdiplomstudium Umweltwissenschaften /                         Nebenfach Umweltwissenschaften, University of Zurich
1997- 2001      Member of the board of the Environmental Psychology Division of the German                         Association of Psychology
Since 1999      Editorial Advisory Board Member of the journal ‚Umweltpsychologie‘

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Phone: +41 58 765 5542
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: FC E29

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Expert of

environmental psychology, water treatment

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