Department Environmental Social Sciences

Environmental and Health Psychology (former group page)

Research of this cluster targets at understanding how psychological interventions change opinions, behavioral determinants, and behaviors and how these individual changes affect phenomena on the population level. Based on this understanding, intervention techniques and campaigns can be developed that are more efficient, robust, and have a longer lasting effect.


Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim MoslerGroup Leader, Cluster: EHPsyTel. ---Send Mail

Teaching Material

Webinar by Prof. Mosler, on Systematic Behaviour Change using the RANAS approach

Hygiene promotion in Humanitarian Contexts using a Systematic Approch to Behavior Change

Using the RANAS approach

General Information

Research topics and methods

Psychological topics

  • Effects and effectiveness of behavior change techniques: Psychological determinants of behavior; corresponding behavior change techniques; etc.
  • Situational effects on behavior: Prospective memory; habit development; social norms; etc.
  • Communication and ‘thinking’: Message production, persuasion, and risk communication; mental models and decision making of ‘common people’; information selection and interpretation; etc.
  • Interaction processes in populations and media effects: Cooperation and collective actions; diffusion of innovations; behavior caused disease spreading; opinion dynamics; etc.

Water-research topic

Water consumption and drinking water
  • Use of household water-treatment systems in developing countries: SODIS; As- and F-mitigation techniques; etc.
  • Safe storage and handling of water in developing countries
  • Consumption of and opinions related to tap-water in developed countries: Consumption of tap vs. bottled water; micro-pollutants in tap-water; etc.
  • Consumption of and opinions related to consumption of virtual water in developed countries
Sanitation / hygiene and wastewater
  • Acquisition, use, and maintenance of latrines in developing countries
  • Promotion of hand-washing and other hygiene-related behaviors (e.g., protection against flies)
  • General hygiene personal norm
  • Behaviors and opinions related to waste-water: Use of urine-bags after X-ray treatment; opinions on waste-water policies; conscious use of chemicals at home; etc.
Aquatic ecosystems and ground water
  • Behaviors affecting aquatic ecosystems and ground water: Irrigation behavior and use of chemicals by farmers; relocation of boats infected with invasive dreissenids; fish-stocking behavior; etc.
  • Opinions related to aquatic ecosystems and ground water: Subjective value of certain aquatic systems (e.g., for recreation); opinions on policies regarding aquatic ecosystems and ground-water reserves; etc.


Data gathering
  • Household surveys (cross-sectional, longitudinal, and time-series)
  • Surveys with experimental manipulations and Internet-based experiments
  • Campaigns and field experiments
  • Behavior observation and recording of conversations
Statistical analyses
  • Multivariate statistical modeling (e.g., regression analyses, also non-linear)
  • Mediator-moderator analyses (covariance-based and case-based)
  • Multi-level analyses

Psychological behavior change campaigns

Activities and Topics

The group dealing with behavior change campaigns compiles and applies psychological models and methods to planning and evaluating behavior change campaigns mainly in the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector and also mainly in developing countries. There are three main activities:

  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating campaigns:
    This activity comprises a) conducting qualitative formative research, b) a representative baseline survey on the target behavior and its psychological determinants, c) developing, designing, and pretesting of behavior change strategies, d) implementation at scale of behavior change strategies, and e) evaluation and monitoring of the effects of behavior change strategies on the behavior and it’s determinants.
  • Empirical investigation on effects of behavior change techniques:
    In this activity tests are conducted to secure the intended effect of behavior change techniques on psychological determinants. The result will be a systematic about which behavior change techniques can be used to change which behavioral determinant. This activity will entail more sophisticated, more parsimonious behavior change strategies with more enduring effects on behavior.
  • Selecting and combining components of psychological models:
    Well proven behavioral models from environmental, health, and social psychology are compiled to show practitioners which behavioral determinants have to be taken into account to explain behavior. Currently the group uses the RANAS Model (R(isk), A(ttitudes), N(orms), A(bilities), and S(elf-Regulation) of Mosler (2012, A systematic approach to behavior change interventions for the water and sanitation sector in developing countries: a conceptual model, a review, and a guideline. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 1-19.)


  • Data gathering with representative observations and surveys:
    Surveys in form of face-to-face interviews with formalized questionnaires are conducted. The sample size depends on the size of the targeted population and the sample is drawn randomly. Intensive interviewer training is needed to capacitate the interviewers to inquire psychological factors.
  • Field experiments:
    To measure the effects and effectiveness of behavior change techniques, different techniques are applied to groups and a control group is left unaffected. This is conducted in a naturalistic setting where people act in their normal daily life, by this we assure a maximum of validity of these experiments. To measure changes in behavior as well as in behavioral factors a panel survey is conducted, meaning that the same persons are interviewed in a baseline, mid-term, and in a final survey. To measure sustainable change an additional post-interventional survey should be conducted 6 or 12 months after the intervention.
  • Doer – Non-Doer data analysis:
    To determine which behavioral factors are most influential on the behavior one has to compare the non-performers and performers of the behavior. Therefore we simply calculate the mean for each behavioral factor for both groups (non-performers and performers). The biggest difference in the means between the two groups indicates which behavioral factors are most important for the performance of the behavior. Note that for this step, it is important that all variables are on the same scale (e.g. reaching from 0 to 4). For a more reliable statistical calculation regression analysis should be computed, which is more valid but requires some skills in statistics (for a short description see Mosler, 2012).


Current modules

Jennifer Inauen teaches Module G1 (Health Behavior Change) in the Psychology Master’s program at the Distance Learning University of Switzerland:

Current Projects

The aim of PACT is, to identify behaviour change techniques on how to increase the psychological ownership over safe-drinking-water-collection infrastructure and to increase the long-term use by strengthening people’s habits.
The project’s overall goal is to improve the behavioral change strategies used to eliminate Open Defecation.
This project aims at developing and testing evidence-based behavior change strategies to alter unhealthy hygiene and drinking water practices, as well as sustainable use of adequate sanitation in Malawi.
Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Behavior Change Campaign to Promote Latrine Use in Rural Karnataka, India
Short description: This smartphone-based study investigates strategies to support persons in consuming fewer sugar-sweetened beverages for a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.
This project aims at identifying psychosocial and contextual factors motivating health-protective and sustainable pesticide handling.

Completed Projects

Monitoring and Evaluation of a Large Scale Hand-washing Campaign in India
A user-driven sanitation (UDS) project in Kampala’s urban slums aimed to increase shared toilet users’ cleaning behavior.
This project aimed at improving the effectiveness of an information intervention to promote the use of existing safe water options with theory-based and evidence-based behaviour change techniques.
The present study designed and evaluated several promotion strategies for solar water disinfection (SODIS), based on results from a baseline survey.
Altering subjective perceptions of facts like prices or walking distances can change behavior even without changing objective circumstances.
A handwashing promotion project in the Borena Zone of southern Ethiopia aimed to increase handwashing rates in communities through systematic behavior change strategies.
The present project aimed to investigate factors explaining the (regular) use of safe water kiosks in three Kenyan communities.
The present project in post-earthquake Haiti aimed to evaluate the impact of public health promotions and cholera response on handwashing rates.
The aim of this study is to develop and deliver effective behavior change strategies promoting hygiene practices towards the prevention of cholera and diarrheal diseases.
The global aim of the study is the identification of evidence based behavior change techniques concerning water consumption, sanitation and hygiene practices.
The goal of the project is to design, implement and evaluate Behaviour Change Campaigns on Hand Washing
The objective of this study is to find out the relevant socio-psychological factors of behavior intentions related to the prevention of an Ebola outbreak and hand washing with soap in vulnerable areas
The objective of this study is to gain information about the current situation with regard to the population’s knowledge about Ebola to take action towards the promotion of prevention behaviors.
This study aims at developing and testing evidence-based behavior change strategies to alter purchasing and use of sanitation facilities as well as handwashing practices in two main suburbs of Dakar.

Group members


Group Leaders

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim MoslerGroup Leader, Cluster: EHPsyTel. ---Send Mail


Benjamin AmbühlPhD-Student; Cluster: EH PsyTel. +41 58 765 6827Send Mail



Harter, M.; Contzen, N.; Inauen, J. (2019) The role of social identification for achieving an open-defecation free environment: a cluster-randomized, controlled trial of community-led total sanitation in Ghana, Journal of Environmental Psychology, 66, 101360 (8 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2019.101360, Institutional Repository
Slekiene, J.; Mosler, H.-J. (2019) The link between mental health and safe drinking water behaviors in a vulnerable population in rural Malawi, BMC Psychology, 7, 44 (14 pp.), doi:10.1186/s40359-019-0320-1, Institutional Repository
Chidziwisano, K.; Slekiene, J.; Kumwenda, S.; Mosler, H.-J.; Morse, T. (2019) Toward complementary food hygiene practices among child caregivers in rural Malawi, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 101(2), 294-303, doi:10.4269/ajtmh.18-0639, Institutional Repository
Gamma, A. E.; Slekiene, J.; Mosler, H.-J. (2019) The impact of various promotional activities on Ebola prevention behaviors and psychosocial factors predicting Ebola prevention behaviors in the Gambia evaluation of Ebola prevention promotions, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(11), 2020 (18 pp.), doi:10.3390/ijerph16112020, Institutional Repository
Nunbogu, A. M.; Harter, M.; Mosler, H.-J. (2019) Factors associated with levels of latrine completion and consequent latrine use in Northern Ghana, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(6), 920 (18 pp.), doi:10.3390/ijerph16060920, Institutional Repository
Harter, M.; Lilje, J.; Mosler, H.-J. (2019) Role of implementation factors for the success of community-led total sanitation on latrine coverage. A case study from rural Ghana, Environmental Science and Technology, 53, 5466-5472, doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b01055, Institutional Repository


Friedrich, M. N. D.; Kappler, A.; Mosler, H.-J. (2018) Enhancing handwashing frequency and technique of primary caregivers in Harare, Zimbabwe: a cluster-randomized controlled trial using behavioral and microbial outcomes, Social Science and Medicine, 196, 66-76, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.10.025, Institutional Repository
Slekiene, J.; Mosler, H.-J. (2018) Characterizing the last latrine nonowners in rural Malawi, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 98(1), 295-299, doi:10.4269/ajtmh.17-0578, Institutional Repository
Navab-Daneshmand, T.; Friedrich, M. N. D.; Gächter, M.; Montealegre, M. C.; Mlambo, L. S.; Nhiwatiwa, T.; Mosler, H.-J.; Julian, T. R. (2018) Escherichia coli contamination across multiple environmental compartments (soil, hands, drinking water, and handwashing water) in urban Harare: correlations and risk factors, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 98(3), 803-813, doi:10.4269/ajtmh.17-0521, Institutional Repository
Harter, M.; Mosch, S.; Mosler, H.-J. (2018) How does community-led total sanitation (CLTS) affect latrine ownership? A quantitative case study from Mozambique, BMC Public Health, 18, 387 (10 pp.), doi:10.1186/s12889-018-5287-y, Institutional Repository
Lilje, J.; Mosler, H.-J. (2018) Effects of a behavior change campaign on household drinking water disinfection in the Lake Chad basin using the RANAS approach, Science of the Total Environment, 619, 1599-1607, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.142, Institutional Repository
De Buck, E.; Hannes, K.; Cargo, M.; Van Remoortel, H.; Vande veegaete, A.; Mosler, H.-J.; Govender, T.; Vandekerckhove, P.; Young, T. (2018) Engagement of stakeholders in the development of a Theory of Change for handwashing and sanitation behaviour change, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 28(1), 8-22, doi:10.1080/09603123.2017.1415306, Institutional Repository
Mosler, H.-J.; Mosch, S.; Harter, M. (2018) Is community-led total sanitation connected to the rebuilding of latrines? Quantitative evidence from Mozambique, PLoS One, 13(5), e0197483 (16 pp.), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0197483, Institutional Repository


Friedrich, M. N. D.; Binkert, M. E.; Mosler, H.-J. (2017) Contextual and psychosocial determinants of effective handwashing technique: recommendations for interventions from a case study in Harare, Zimbabwe, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96(2), 430-436, doi:10.4269/ajtmh.16-0553, Institutional Repository
Lilje, J.; Mosler, H.-J. (2017) Socio-psychological determinants for safe drinking water consumption behaviors: a multi-country review, Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 7(1), 13-24, doi:10.2166/washdev.2017.080, Institutional Repository
Gamma, A. E.; Slekiene, J.; von Medeazza, G.; Asplund, F.; Cardoso, P.; Mosler, H.-J. (2017) Contextual and psychosocial factors predicting Ebola prevention behaviours using the RANAS approach to behaviour change in Guinea-Bissau, BMC Public Health, 17, 446 (12 pp.), doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4360-2, Institutional Repository
Seimetz, E.; Slekiene, J.; Friedrich, M. N. D.; Mosler, H.-J. (2017) Identifying behavioural determinants for interventions to increase handwashing practices among primary school children in rural Burundi and urban Zimbabwe, BMC Research Notes, 10, 280 (9 pp.), doi:10.1186/s13104-017-2599-4, Institutional Repository
Mosler, H.-J.; Sonego, I. L. (2017) Improved latrine cleanliness through behaviour change and changes in quality of latrine construction: a longitudinal intervention study in rural Burundi, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 27(5), 355-367, doi:10.1080/09603123.2017.1373274, Institutional Repository
Friedrich, M. N. D.; Julian, T. R.; Kappeler, A.; Nhiwatiwa, T.; Mosler, H.-J. (2017) Handwashing, but how? Microbial effectiveness of existing handwashing practices in high-density suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe, American Journal of Infection Control, 45(3), 228-233, doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2016.06.035, Institutional Repository
De Buck, E.; Van Remoortel, H.; Hannes, K.; Govender, T.; Naidoo, S.; Avau, B.; Vande Veegaete, A.; Musekiwa, A.; Lutje, V.; Cargo, M.; Mosler, H. J.; Vandekerckhove, P.; Young, T. (2017) Promoting handwashing and sanitation behaviour change in low- and middle-income countries. A mixed-method systematic review, 505 p, Institutional Repository


Seimetz, E.; Kumar, S.; Mosler, H. J. (2016) Effects of an awareness raising campaign on intention and behavioural determinants for handwashing, Health Education Research, 31(2), 109-120, doi:10.1093/her/cyw002, Institutional Repository
de Ventura, L.; Weissert, N.; Tobias, R.; Kopp, K.; Jokela, J. (2016) Overland transport of recreational boats as a spreading vector of zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha, Biological Invasions, 18(5), 1451-1466, doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1094-5, Institutional Repository
von Lindern, E.; Schirmer, M.; Lichtensteiger, T.; Bryner, A.; Tobias, R. (2016) Erfolgskontrolle einer Bachrevitalisierung im urbanen Raum – das Beispiel Chriesbach, Wasser, Energie, Luft, 108(1), 63-69, Institutional Repository
Seimetz, E.; Boyayo, A.-M.; Mosler, H.-J. (2016) The influence of contextual and psychosocial factors on handwashing, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 94(6), 1407-1417, doi:10.4269/ajtmh.15-0657, Institutional Repository
Lilje, J.; Mosler, H.-J. (2016) Continuation of health behaviors: psychosocial factors sustaining drinking water chlorination in a longitudinal study from Chad, Sustainability, 8(11), 1149 (20 pp.), doi:10.3390/su8111149, Institutional Repository
Sonego, I. L.; Mosler, H.-J. (2016) Spot-checks to measure general hygiene practice, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 26(5-6), 554-571, doi:10.1080/09603123.2016.1217314, Institutional Repository
George, C. M.; Inauen, J.; Perin, J.; Tighe, J.; Hasan, K.; Zheng, Y. (2016) Behavioral determinants of switching to arsenic-safe water wells: an analysis of a randomized controlled trial of health education interventions coupled with water arsenic testing, Health Education and Behavior, 44(1), 1-11, doi:10.1177/1090198116637604, Institutional Repository
Knittle, K.; Morrison, L.; Inauen, J.; Warner, L. M.; Kassavou, K.; Naughton, F.; Michie, S. (2016) mHealth: past success, future challenges, and the role of the EHPS, The European Health Psychologist, 18(6), 266-272, Institutional Repository


Contzen, N.; Mosler, H.-J. (2015) Identifying the psychological determinants of handwashing: results from two cross-sectional questionnaire studies in Haiti and Ethiopia, American Journal of Infection Control, 43(8), 826-832, doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2015.04.186, Institutional Repository
Lilje, J.; Kessely, H.; Mosler, H.-J. (2015) Factors determining water treatment behavior for the prevention of cholera in Chad, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 93(1), 57-65, doi:10.4269/ajtmh.14-0613, Institutional Repository
Stocker, A.; Mosler, H.-J. (2015) Contextual and sociopsychological factors in predicting habitual cleaning of water storage containers in rural Benin, Water Resources Research, 51(4), 2000-2008, doi:10.1002/2014WR016005, Institutional Repository
Contzen, N.; Meili, I. H.; Mosler, H.-J. (2015) Changing handwashing behaviour in southern Ethiopia: a longitudinal study on infrastructural and commitment interventions, Social Science and Medicine, 124, 103-114, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.006, Institutional Repository
Contzen, N.; De Pasquale, S.; Mosler, H.-J. (2015) Over-reporting in handwashing self-reports: potential explanatory factors and alternative measurements, PLoS One, 10(8), e0136445 (22 pp.), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136445, Institutional Repository
Contzen, N.; Inauen, J. (2015) Social-cognitive factors mediating intervention effects on handwashing: a longitudinal study, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38(6), 956-969, doi:10.1007/s10865-015-9661-2, Institutional Repository
O’Keefe, M.; Lüthi, C.; Tumwebaze, I. K.; Tobias, R. (2015) Opportunities and limits to market-driven sanitation services: evidence from urban informal settlements in East Africa, Environment and Urbanization, 27(2), 421-440, doi:10.1177/0956247815581758, Institutional Repository
O’Keefe, M.; Messmer, U.; Lüthi, C.; Tobias, R. (2015) Slum inhabitants’ perceptions and decision-making processes related to an innovative sanitation service: evaluating the Blue Diversion Toilet in Kampala (Uganda), International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 25(6), 670-684, doi:10.1080/09603123.2015.1007842, Institutional Repository
Tobias, R. (2016) Communication about micropollutants in drinking water: effects of the presentation and psychological processes, Risk Analysis, 36(10), 2011-2026, doi:10.1111/risa.12485, Institutional Repository
Tumwebaze, I. K.; Mosler, H.-J. (2015) Effectiveness of group discussions and commitment in improving cleaning behaviour of shared sanitation users in Kampala, Uganda slums, Social Science and Medicine, 147, 72-79, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.059, Institutional Repository
Inauen, J.; Mosler, H.-J. (2016) Mechanisms of behavioural maintenance: longterm effects of theory-based interventions to promote safe water consumption, Psychology & Health, 31(2), 166-183, doi:10.1080/08870446.2015.1085985, Institutional Repository
Tobias, R.; Mosler, H.-J. (2017) Optimizing campaigns for changing routine behaviors by using an empirically calibrated microsimulation model, Social Science Computer Review, 35(2), 184-202, doi:10.1177/0894439315620866, Institutional Repository


von Lindern, E.; Mosler, H. J. (2014) Insights into fisheries management practices: using the theory of planned behavior to explain fish stocking among a sample of Swiss anglers, PLoS One, 9(12), e115360 (20 pp.), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115360, Institutional Repository
Tumwebaze, I. K.; Mosler, H.-J. (2014) Shared toilet users' collective cleaning and determinant factors in Kampala slums, Uganda, BMC Public Health, 14, 1260 (19 pp.), doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1260, Institutional Repository
Tilley, E.; Strande, L.; Lüthi, C.; Mosler, H.-J.; Udert, K. M.; Gebauer, H.; Hering, J. G. (2014) Looking beyond technology: an integrated approach to water, sanitation and hygiene in low income countries, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(17), 9965-9970, doi:10.1021/es501645d, Institutional Repository
Johnston, R.; Hug, S. J.; Inauen, J.; Khan, N. I.; Mosler, H.-J.; Yang, H. (2014) Enhancing arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh: findings from institutional, psychological, and technical investigations, Science of the Total Environment, 488(1), 477-483, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.11.143, Institutional Repository
Sonego, I. L.; Mosler, H.-J. (2014) Why are some latrines cleaner than others? Determining the factors of habitual cleaning behaviour and latrine cleanliness in rural Burundi, Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 4(2), 257-267, doi:10.2166/washdev.2014.147, Institutional Repository
Tumwebaze, I. K.; Niwagaba, C. B.; Günther, I.; Mosler, H.-J. (2014) Determinants of households' cleaning intention for shared toilets: case of 50 slums in Kampala, Uganda, Habitat International, 41, 108-113, doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2013.07.008, Institutional Repository
Huber, A. C.; Tobias, R.; Mosler, H.-J. (2014) Evidence-based tailoring of behavior-change campaigns: increasing fluoride-free water consumption in rural Ethiopia with persuasion, Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 6(1), 96-118, doi:10.1111/aphw.12018, Institutional Repository
Tumwebaze, I. K.; Mosler, H.-J. (2014) Why clean the toilet if others don’t? Using a social dilemma approach to understand users of shared toilets’ collective cleaning behaviour in urban slums: a review, Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 4(3), 359-370, doi:10.2166/washdev.2014.152, Institutional Repository


Inauen, J.; Mosler, H.-J. (2014) Developing and testing theory-based and evidence-based interventions to promote switching to arsenic-safe wells in Bangladesh, Journal of Health Psychology, 19(12), 1483-1498, doi:10.1177/1359105313493811, Institutional Repository
Tobias, R.; Huber, A. C.; Tamas, A. (2013) A methodology for quantifying effects and psychological functioning of behavior-change techniques, SAGE Open, 1-16, doi:10.1177/2158244013517245, Institutional Repository
Contzen, N.; Mosler, H.-J. (2013) Impact of different promotional channels on handwashing behaviour in an emergency context: Haiti post-earthquake public health promotions and cholera response, Journal of Public Health (Berlin, Heidelberg), 21(6), 559-573, doi:10.1007/s10389-013-0577-4, Institutional Repository
Inauen, J.; Tobias, R.; Mosler, H.-J. (2014) The role of commitment strength in enhancing safe water consumption: mediation analysis of a cluster-randomized trial, British Journal of Health Psychology, 19(4), 701-719, doi:10.1111/bjhp.12068, Institutional Repository
Sonego, I. L.; Huber, A. C.; Mosler, H.-J. (2013) Does the implementation of hardware need software? A longitudinal study on fluoride-removal filter use in Ethiopia, Environmental Science and Technology, 47(22), 12661-12668, doi:10.1021/es402787s, Institutional Repository
Inauen, J.; Tobias, R.; Molser, H.-J. (2013) Predicting water consumption habits for seven arsenic-safe water options in Bangladesh, BMC Public Health, 13, 417 (10 pp.), doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-417, Institutional Repository
Huber, A. C.; Mosler, H.-J. (2013) Determining the differential preferences of users of two fluoride-free water options in rural Ethiopia, Journal of Public Health (Berlin, Heidelberg), 21, 183-192, doi:10.1007/s10389-012-0537-4, Institutional Repository
Inauen, J.; Hossain, M. M.; Johnston, R. B.; Mosler, H.-J. (2013) Acceptance and use of eight arsenic-safe drinking water options in Bangladesh, PLoS One, 8(1), e53640 (10 pp.), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053640, Institutional Repository
Mosler, H. J.; Kraemer, S. M.; Johnston, R. B. (2013) Achieving long-term use of solar water disinfection in Zimbabwe, Public Health, 127(1), 92-98, doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2012.09.001, Institutional Repository


McGuigan, K. G.; Conroy, R. M.; Mosler, H.-J.; du Preez, M.; Ubomba-Jaswa, E.; Fernandez-Ibañez, P. (2012) Solar water disinfection (SODIS): a review from bench-top to roof-top, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 235, 29-46, doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.07.053, Institutional Repository
Tumwebaze, I. K.; Garimoi Orach, C.; Niwagaba, C.; Lüthi, C.; Mosler, H.-J. (2013) Sanitation facilities in Kampala slums, Uganda: users' satisfaction and determinant factors, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 23(3), 191-204, doi:10.1080/09603123.2012.713095, Institutional Repository
Günther, I.; Niwagaba, B. C.; Lüthi, C.; Horst, A.; Mosler, H.-J.; Tumwebaze, K. I. (2012) When is shared sanitation improved sanitation? The correlation between number of users and toilet hygiene, 4 p, Institutional Repository
Tamas, A.; Meyer, J.; Mosler, H.-J. (2013) Predictors of treated and untreated water consumption in rural Bolivia, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(7), 1394-1407, doi:10.1111/jasp.12096, Institutional Repository
Huber, A. C.; Mosler, H.-J. (2013) Determining behavioral factors for interventions to increase safe water consumption: a cross-sectional field study in rural Ethiopia, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 23(2), 96-107, doi:10.1080/09603123.2012.699032, Institutional Repository
Huber, A. C.; Bhend, S.; Mosler, H.-J. (2012) Determinants of exclusive consumption of fluoride-free water: a cross-sectional household study in rural Ethiopia, Journal of Public Health (Berlin, Heidelberg), 20(3), 269-278, doi:10.1007/s10389-011-0445-z, Institutional Repository
Mosler, H.-J. (2012) A systematic approach to behavior change interventions for the water and sanitation sector in developing countries: a conceptual model, a review, and a guideline, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 22(5), 431-449, doi:10.1080/09603123.2011.650156, Institutional Repository
Kraemer, S. M.; Mosler, H.-J. (2012) Effectiveness and effects of promotion strategies for behaviour change: solar water disinfection in Zimbabwe, Applied Psychology, 61(3), 392-414, doi:10.1111/j.1464-0597.2011.00475.x, Institutional Repository
Mosler, H.-J.; Kraemer, S. (2012) Which psychological factors change when habitual water treatment practices alter?, Journal of Public Health (Berlin, Heidelberg), 20(1), 71-79, doi:10.1007/s10389-011-0435-1, Institutional Repository


Tobias, R.; Berg, M. (2011) Sustainable use of arsenic-removing sand filters in Vietnam: psychological and social factors, Environmental Science and Technology, 45(8), 3260-3267, doi:10.1021/es102076x, Institutional Repository
Tamas, A.; Mosler, H.-J. (2011) Why do people stop treating contaminated drinking water with solar water disinfection (SODIS)?, Health Education and Behavior, 38(4), 357-366, doi:10.1177/1090198110374702, Institutional Repository
Kraemer, S. M.; Mosler, H.-J. (2011) Factors from the transtheoretical model differentiating between solar water disinfection (SODIS) user groups, Journal of Health Psychology, 16(1), 126-136, doi:10.1177/1359105310370630, Institutional Repository
Brucks, W. M.; Mosler, H.-J. (2011) Information preferences and corresponding consumption behavior in common pool resource management, Social Psychology, 42(4), 261-270, doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000057, Institutional Repository
Moser, S.; Bruppacher, S. E.; Mosler, H.-J. (2011) How people perceive and will cope with risks from the diffusion of ubiquitous information and communication technologies, Risk Analysis, 31(5), 832-846, doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01544.x, Institutional Repository


Zhou, Y.; Yang, H.; Mosler, H.-J.; Abbaspour, K. C. (2010) Factors affecting farmers’ decisions on fertilizer use: a case study for the Chaobai watershed in Northern China, Consilience. Journal of Sustainable Development, 4(1), 80-102, doi:10.7916/D8C24WT5, Institutional Repository
Tobias, R.; Inauen, J. (2010) Gathering time-series data for evaluating behavior-change campaigns in developing countries: reactivity of diaries and interviews, Evaluation Review, 34(5), 367-390, doi:10.1177/0193841X10383940, Institutional Repository
Kraemer, S. M.; Mosler, H.-J. (2010) Persuasion factors influencing the decision to use sustainable household water treatment, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 20(1), 61-79, doi:10.1080/09603120903398301, Institutional Repository
Mosler, H.-J.; Blöchliger, O. R.; Inauen, J. (2010) Personal, social, and situational factors influencing the consumption of drinking water from arsenic-safe deep tubewells in Bangladesh, Journal of Environmental Management, 91(6), 1316-1323, doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.02.012, Institutional Repository
Bluemling, B.; Yang, H.; Mosler, H.-J. (2010) Adoption of agricultural water conservation practices – a question of individual or collective behaviour? The case of the North China Plain, Outlook on Agriculture, 39(1), 7-16, doi:10.5367/000000010791170022, Institutional Repository
Bluemling, B.; Pahl-Wostl, C.; Yang, H.; Mosler, H.-J. (2010) Implications of stakeholder constellations for the implementation of irrigation rules at jointly used wells-cases from the North China Plain, China, Society and Natural Resources, 23(6), 557-572, doi:10.1080/08941920903376998, Institutional Repository
Rufener, S.; Mäusezahl, D.; Mosler, H.-J.; Weingartner, R. (2010) Quality of drinking-water at source and point-of-consumption-drinking cup as a high potential recontamination risk: a field study in Bolivia, Journal of Health Population and Nutrition, 28(1), 34-41, doi:10.3329/jhpn.v28i1.4521, Institutional Repository


Tobias, R.; Brügger, A.; Mosler, H.-J. (2009) Developing strategies for waste reduction by means of tailored interventions in Santiago de Cuba, Environment and Behavior, 41(6), 836-865, doi:10.1177/0013916509338004, Institutional Repository
Tamas, A.; Tobias, R.; Mosler, H.-J. (2009) Promotion of solar water disinfection: comparing the effectiveness of different strategies in a longitudinal field study in Bolivia, Health Communication, 24(8), 711-722, doi:10.1080/10410230903264022, Institutional Repository
Zhou, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Abbaspour, K. C.; Mosler, H.-J.; Yang, H. (2009) Economic impacts on farm households due to water reallocation in China's Chaobai watershed, Agricultural Water Management, 96(5), 883-891, doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2008.11.011, Institutional Repository
Tobias, R. (2009) Changing behavior by memory aids: a social psychological model of prospective memory and habit development tested with dynamic field data, Powder Metallurgy, 116(2), 408-438, doi:10.1037/a0015512, Institutional Repository


Graf, J.; Meierhofer, R.; Wegelin, M.; Mosler, H.-J. (2008) Water disinfection and hygiene behaviour in an urban slum in Kenya: impact on childhood diarrhoea and influence of beliefs, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 18(5), 335-355, doi:10.1080/09603120801966050, Institutional Repository
Heri, S.; Mosler, H.-J. (2008) Factors affecting the diffusion of solar water disinfection: a field study in Bolivia, Health Education and Behavior, 35(4), 541-560, doi:10.1177/1090198108321248, Institutional Repository
Altherr, A.-M.; Mosler, H.-J.; Tobias, R.; Butera, F. (2008) Attitudinal and relational factors predicting the use of solar water disinfection: a field study in Nicaragua, Health Education and Behavior, 35(2), 1-14, doi:10.1177/1090198106288251, Institutional Repository
Moser, S.; Mosler, H.-J. (2008) Differences in influence patterns between groups predicting the adoption of a solar disinfection technology for drinking water in Bolivia, Social Science and Medicine, 67(4), 497-504, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.04.002, Institutional Repository
Mosler, H.-J.; Martens, T. (2008) Designing environmental campaigns by using agent-based simulations: strategies for changing environmental attitudes, Journal of Environmental Management, 88(4), 805-816, doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.04.013, Institutional Repository
Mosler, H.-J.; Tamas, A.; Tobias, R.; Caballero Rodríguez, T.; Guzmán Miranda, O. (2008) Deriving interventions on the basis of factors influencing behavioral intentions for waste recycling, composting, and reuse in Cuba, Environment and Behavior, 40(4), 522-544, doi:10.1177/0013916507300114, Institutional Repository


Jenny, A.; Fuentes, F. H.; Mosler, H.-J. (2007) Psychological factors determining individual compliance with rules for common pool resource management: the case of a cuban community sharing a solar energy system, Human Ecology, 35(2), 239-250, doi:10.1007/s10745-006-9053-x, Institutional Repository
Medilanski, E.; Chuan, L.; Mosler, H.-J.; Schertenleib, R.; Larsen, T. A. (2007) Identifying the institutional decision process to introduce decentralized sanitation in the city of Kunming (China), Environmental Management, 39(5), 648-662, doi:10.1007/s00267-005-0321-0, Institutional Repository
Mosler, H.-J.; Tobias, R. (2007) Umweltpsychologische Interventionsformen neu gedacht, Umweltpsychologie, 11(1), 35-54, Institutional Repository
Tobias, R.; Mosler, H.-J. (2007) Einsatz der Computersimulation in der Umweltpsychologie, Umweltpsychologie, 11(2), 22-37, Institutional Repository
Zeidenitz, C.; Mosler, H. J.; Hunziker, M. (2007) Outdoor recreation: from analysing motivations to furthering ecologically responsible behaviour, Forest Snow and Landscape Research, 81(1-2), 175-190, Institutional Repository
Binder, C. R.; Mosler, H.-J. (2007) Waste-resource flows of short-lived goods in households of Santiago de Cuba, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 51(2), 265-283, doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2006.04.001, Institutional Repository
Jager, W.; Mosler, H. J. (2007) Simulating human behavior for understanding and managing environmental resource use, Journal of Social Issues, 63(1), 97-116, doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.2007.00498.x, Institutional Repository


Jenny, A.; Díaz López, J. R.; Mosler, H.-J. (2006) Household energy use patterns and social organisation for optimal energy management in a multi-user solar energy system, Progress in Photovoltaics, 14(4), 353-362, doi:10.1002/pip.672, Institutional Repository
Medilanski, E.; Chuan, L.; Mosler, H.-J.; Schertenleib, R.; Larsen, T. A. (2006) Wastewater management in Kunming, China: a stakeholder perspective on measures at the source, Environment and Urbanization, 18(2), 353-368, doi:10.1177/0956247806069615, Institutional Repository
Mosler, H.-J. (2006) Better be convincing or better be stylish? A theory based multi-agent simulation to explain minority influence in groups via arguments or via peripheral cues, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 9(3), (18 pp.), Institutional Repository
Mosler, H. J.; Drescher, S.; Zurbrügg, C.; Caballero Rodríguez, T.; Guzmán Miranda, O. (2006) Formulating waste management strategies based on waste management practices of households in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Habitat International, 30(4), 849-862, doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2005.09.008, Institutional Repository