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40. White, M. P., Hartig, T., Martin, L., Pahl, S., van den Berg, A. E., Wells, N. M., Costongs, C., Dzhambov, A. M., Elliott, L. R., & Godfrey, A. (2023). Nature-based biopsychosocial resilience: An integrative theoretical framework for research on nature and health. Environment International, 108234. open access  


39. Van Rompay, T. J., Oran, S., Galetzka, M., & Van den Berg, A. E. (2023). Lose yourself: Spacious nature and the connected self. Journal of Environmental Psychology , 102108. open access  


38. Kingsley, J., Donati, K., Litt, J., Shimpo, N., Blythe, C., Vavra, J., Caputo, S., Milbourne, P., Diekmann, L. O., Rose, N., Fox-Kamper, R., Van den Berg, A., Metson, G. S., Ossola, A., Feng, X., Astell-Burt, T., Baker, A., Lin, B. B., Egerer, M., Marsh, P., Pettitt, P., Scott, T. L., Alaimo, K., Neale, K., Glover, T., & Byrne, J. (2023). Pandemic gardening: A narrative review, vignettes and implications for future research. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 87, 128062. open access  


37. Van Dijk-Wesselius, J., Maas, J., Van Vugt, M. & Van den Berg, A.E.(2022). A comparison of children's play and non-play behavior before and after schoolyard greening monitored by video observations. Journal of Environmental Psychology , 80, 101760. open access  


36. Plazier, P., Weitkamp, G., & van den Berg, A. (2023). E-bikes in rural areas: current and potential users in the Netherlands. Transportation, 80, 101760. open access  


35. Van den Berg, A. E., & Beute, F. (2021). Walk it off! The effectiveness of walk and talk coaching in nature for individuals with burnout-and stress-related complaints. Journal of Environmental Psychology , 6, 101641. open access  


34. Van den Berg, A. E., Maas, J., Van den Hoven, L., & Tanja-Dijkstra, K. (2020). Greening a geriatric ward reduces functional decline in elderly patients and is positively evaluated by hospital staff. Journal of Aging and Environment, 1-20. open access  


33. Van-Dijk Wesselius, J.E., Hovinga, D., De Koning, M., Maas, J. & Van den Berg, A.E. (2020). Parental perspectives on green schoolyards: advantages outweigh disadvantages, but willingness to help is limited. Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1751071. download pdf 


32. Van-Dijk Wesselius, J.E., Van den Berg, A.E., Maas, J., & Hovinga, D. (2020). Green schoolyards as outdoor learning environments: barriers and solutions as experienced by primary school teachers. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2919. open access  


31. Plazier, P., Weitkamp, G., & Van Den Berg, A.E. (2018). Exploring the adoption of e-bikes by different user groups. Frontiers in Built Environment, 4, 47. open access  


30. Van Dijk-Wesselius, J.E., Maas, J., Hovinga, D., Van Vugt, M., & Van den Berg, A. E. (2018). The impact of greening schoolyards on the appreciation, and physical, cognitive and social-emotional well-being of schoolchildren: A prospective intervention study. Landscape and Urban Planning, 180, 15-26. download pdf


29. Plazier, P., Weitkamp, S.G., & Van den Berg, A.E. (2017). "Cycling was never so easy!" An analysis of e-bike commuters' motives, travel behaviour and experiences using GPS-tracking and interviews. Journal of Transport Geography, 65, 25-34. view abstract  


28. Heise, T.L., Romppel, M., Molnar, S., Buchberger, B., Van den Berg, A.E, Gartlehner, G., & Lhachimi, S.K. (2017). Community gardening, community farming and other local community-based gardening interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in high-income and middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open, 7(6). open access  


27. Zhang, Y., Van den Berg, A., Van Dijk, T., & Weitkamp, G. (2017). Quality over quantity: Contribution of urban green space to neighborhood satisfaction. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14(5), 535. open access  


26. Plazier, P. A., Weitkamp, G., & van den Berg, A. E. (2017). The potential for e-biking among the younger population: A study of Dutch students. Travel Behaviour and Society, 8, 37-45. view abstract  


25. Van den Berg, A.E. (2017). From green space to green prescriptions: Challenges and opportunities for research and practice. Frontiers in Psychology, 8. open access  


24. Van den Berg, A. E., Wesselius, J. E., Maas, J., & Tanja-Dijkstra, K. (2017). Green walls for a restorative classroom environment: A controlled evaluation study. Environment and Behavior, 49(7), 791-813. download pdf


23.Van den Berg, A. E., Joye, Y., & Koole, S. L. (2016). Why viewing nature is more fascinating and restorative than viewing buildings: A closer look at perceived complexity. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 20, 397-401. doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2016.10.011 download pdf


22. Van den Berg, M.M.H.E., Maas, J., Muller, R., Braun, A., Kaandorp, W., Van Lien, R., Van Poppel, M.N.M., Van Mechelen, W., & Van den Berg, A.E. (2015). Autonomic nervous system responses to viewing green and built settings: differentiating between sympathetic and parasympathetic activity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(12), 15860-15874. open access  


21. Zhang, Y., van Dijk, T., Tang, J., & van den Berg, A. E. (2015). Green space attachment and health: A comparative study in two urban neighborhoods. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(11), access  


20. Van den Berg, A. E., & van den Berg, M. M. H. E. (2015). Health benefits of plants and green space: Establishing the evidence base. Acta Horticulturae, 1093, 19-30. download pdf


19. Van den Berg, A. E., Jorgensen, A., & Wilson, E. R. (2014). Evaluating restoration in urban green spaces: Does setting type make a difference? Landscape and Urban Planning, 127, 173-181. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.04.012 download pdf


18. Groenewegen, P.P., Van den Berg, A.E., Maas, J., Verheij, R., De Vries, S. (2012). Is a green residential environment better for health? If so, why? Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102(5), 996-1003. doi:10.1080/00045608.2012.674899 download pdf


17. Weitkamp, G., Van den Berg, A.E., Bregt, A., & Van Lammeren, R. (2012). Evaluation by policy makers of a procedure to describe perceived landscape openness. Journal of Environmental Management, (2012) 17e28. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.09.022 download pdf


16. Joye, Y. & Van den Berg, A.E. (2011). Is love for green in our genes? A critical analysis of evolutionary assumptions in restorative environments research. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 10(4), 261-268. doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2011.07.004 download pdf


15. Van den Berg, A.E. & Van den Berg, C.G. (2011). A comparison of children with ADHD in a natural and built setting. Child: Care, Health and Development, 37(3), 430-439. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01172.x download pdf


14. Van den Berg, A.E. & Custers, M.H.G. (2011). Gardening promotes neuroendocrine and affective restoration from stress. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(1), 3-11. doi:10.1177/1359105310365577 download pdf


13. Van den Berg, A. E., Van Winsum-Westra, M., De Vries, S. & Van Dillen, S. M. E. (2010). Allotment gardening and health: a comparative survey among allotment gardeners and their neighbors without an allotment. Environmental Health , 9:74. open access  


12. Van den Berg A.E., Maas, J., Verheij, R.A., & Groenewegen, P.P. (2010). Green space as a buffer between stressful life events and health. Social Science and Medicine,70, 1203-1210. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.01.002 download pdf


11. Van den Berg, A.E. & Van Winsum-Westra, M. (2010). Manicured, romantic or wild? The relationship between need for structure and garden styles. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 9(3), 179-186. doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2010.01.006 download pdf


10. 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 download pdf


9. Van den Berg, A.E. & Koole, S.L. (2006). New wilderness in The Netherlands: An investigation of visual preferences for nature development landscapes. Landscape and Urban Planning, 78, 362-372. download pdf


8. Groenewegen, P.P., Van den Berg, A.E., De Vries, S. & Verheij, R.A. (2006). Study protocol Vitamin G: effects of green space on health, well-being, and social safety. BMC Public Health, 6:149 open access  


7. Van den Berg, A.E., & Ter Heijne, M. (2005). Fear versus fascination: Emotional responses to natural threats. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 25 (3), 261-272 . download pdf


6. Koole, S.L., & Van den Berg, A.E. (2005). Lost in the wilderness: Terror management, action control, and evaluations of nature. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88(6), 1014-1028. download pdf


5. Van den Berg, A.E., Koole, S.L & Van der Wulp, N.Y (2003). Environmental preference and restoration: (How) are they related? Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23, 135-146. download pdf


4. Koole, S.L, Jager, W., Van den Berg, A.E., Vlek, C.A.J., & Hofstee, W.K.B. (2001). On the social nature of personality: The influence of extraversion, agreeableness, and feedback about collective resource use on cooperation in a resource dilemma. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27(3), 289-301.


3. VanYperen, N.W., Van den Berg, A.E., & Willering, M.C. (1999). Toward a better understanding of the link between participation in decision-making and organizational citizenship behavior: A multilevel analysis. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 72, 377-392.


2. Van den Berg, A.E., Vlek, C.A.J., & Coeterier, J.F. (1998). Group differences in the aesthetic evaluation of nature development plans: A multilevel approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 18, 141-157. download pdf


1. Van den Berg, A.E. & Vlek, C.A.J. (1998). The influence of planned-change context on the evaluation of natural landscapes. Landscape and Urban Planning, 43, 1-10. download pdf




2. Steg, E.M., Van den Berg, A.E., & De Groot, J. I. M (2013). Environmental psychology: An introduction. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.


1. Van den Berg, A.E. (2005). Health impacts of healing environments: A review of the benefits of nature, daylight, fresh air and quiet in healthcare settings. Groningen: Foundation 200 years University Hospital Groningen. download pdf


Book chapters, reports and conference proceedings


22. Van den Berg, A. E., & Konijnendijk, C. (2023). Response options: Access, spatial dimensions, design, communications and economics. In C. Konijnendijk, D. Devkota, S. Mansourian, & C. Wildburger (Eds.), Forests and trees for human health: Pathways, impacts, challenges and response options (pp. 163-198). International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). download report


21. Van den Berg, A. E., & Albers, T. (2022). Nature Intelligence in youth work: Conceptual model, measurement scale and critical success factors. Anatta Foundation. download report


20. Van den Berg, A. E. (2021). The natural-built distinction in environmental preference and restoration: Bottom-up and top-down explanations. In A. R. Schutte, J. C. Torquati, & J. R. Stevens (Eds.), Nature and psychology biological, cognitive, developmental, and social pathways to well-being (Vol. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Volume 67, pp. 31-60). Springer. download pdf


19. Beute, F. & Van den Berg, A.E. (2019). Seeing the forest through the trees: Contemporary and future avenues of research. In: Kötte, D., Li, Q, Shin, W.S. & Michalsen, A., The International Handbook of Forest Therapy (pp. 208-219). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. download pdf


18. Tanja-Dijkstra, K., Maas, J., Van Dijk-Wesselius, J., & Van den Berg, A. E. (2019). Children and the natural environment. In: E. M. Steg & J. De Groot (Eds.), Environmental Psychology: An Introduction (2nd ed., pp. 95-103). London: Wiley-Blackwell. download pdf


17. Van den Berg, A. E., & Staats, H. (2018). Environmental psychology. In: Van den Bosch, M. & Bird, W., Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health: The Role of Nature in Improving the Health of a Population (pp. 51-56).Oxford: Oxford University Press. download pdf


16. Steg, E.M., Van den Berg, A.E., De Groot, J. (2013). Environmental psychology: History, scope and methods. In: Steg, E.M., Van den Berg, A.E., De Groot, J. (Eds). Environmental Psychology: An introduction (pp. 1-12). London: Wiley-Blackwell. download pdf


15. Van den Berg, A.E., Joye, J., & De Vries, S. (2013). Health benefits of nature. In: Steg, E.M., Van den Berg, A.E., De Groot, J. (Eds), Environmental Psychology: An introduction, (pp. 47-56). London: Wiley-Blackwell. download pdf


14. Joye, Y., & Van den Berg, A.E. (2013). Restorative environments. In: Steg, E.M., Van den Berg, A.E., De Groot, J. (Eds), Environmental Psychology: An introduction (pp. 57-66). London: Wiley-Blackwell. download pdf


13.Konijnendijk, C. & Van den Berg, A.E. (2013). Ambivalent landscapes. In: Steg, E.M., Van den Berg, A.E., De Groot, J. (Eds), Environmental Psychology: An introduction (pp.67-76). London: Wiley-Blackwell. download pdf


12. Van den Berg, A.E. , Steg, E.M. & De Groot, J. (2013). Conclusion: Summary, trends and future perspectives in environmental psychology In: Steg, E.M., Van den Berg, A.E., De Groot, J. (Eds), Environmental Psychology: An introduction (pp. 303-314). London: Wiley-Blackwell. download pdf


11. Hartig, T., Van den Berg, A.E., Hagerhall, C.M., Tomalak, M., Bauer, N., Hansmann, R., Ojala, A., Syngollitou, E., Carrus, G., Van Herzele, A., Bell, S. Podesta, M.T.C. & Waaseth, G. (2011) Health benefits of nature experience: Psychological, social and cultural processes. In: Nilsson, K., Sangster, M., Gallis, C., Hartig, T., De Vries, S., Seeland, K. and Schipperijn, J. (Eds), Forests, Trees and Human Health. Dordrecht: Springer Science Business and Media. download pdf


10. Van den Berg, A.E. (2009). Restorative effects of nature: Towards a neurobiological approach. In: Louts, T., Reitenbach, M., & Molenbroek, J. (Eds), Human diversity, design for life. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology, 22-26 August, Delft, the Netherlands (p. 132-138). Delft: Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology. download pdf


9. Van den Berg, A.E. (2007). Public health. In: Jong, T. M. de, Dekker, & Posthoorn (Eds), Landscape ecology in the Dutch context: Nature, town and infrastructure (pp. 259-266). Zeist: KNNV-publishing. download pdf


8. Weitkamp, G., Bregt, A., Van Lammeren, R., & Van den Berg, A. (2007). Three sampling methods for visibility measures of landscape perception. In: Winter, S., Duckham, M., Kulik, L., & Kuipers, B. (Eds), Spatial information theory: Proceedings of COSIT 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4736, 268-284. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. view chapter  


7. Van den Berg, A.E. & Wagenaar, C. (2006). Healing by architecture. In C. Wagenaar (Ed.), The architecture of hospitals (pp. 254-257). Roterdam: NAi Publishers download pdf


6. Van den Berg, A.E. (2006). Aesthetic services (section 17.2.5). In R. Hassan, R. Scholes, & N. Ash (Eds), Ecosystems and human well-being: Current states and trends, Volume 1 (pp. 467-469). Washington DC: Island Press. > download pdf


5. Van den Berg, A.E., De Vries, D., & Vlek, C.A.J. (2006). Images of nature, environmental values, and landscape preference: exploring their relationships. In Van den Born, R.J.G, Lenders, R.H.J., & De Groot, W.T. (Eds), Visions of nature: A scientific exploration of people's implicit philosophies regarding nature in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (pp. 41-60). Mnster: LIT-Verlag. download pdf


4. Van den Berg, A.E. (2005). The art of making places. In: C. Wagenaar (Ed.), Evidence Based Design: Architecture as medicine? Proceedings of an international symposium held at the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, November 22, 2003. (p. 35-38) Groningen: Foundation 200 years University Hospital Groningen. download pdf


3. Koole, S.L. & Van den Berg, A.E. (2004). Paradise lost and reclaimed: An existential motives analysis of human-nature relations. In: J. Greenberg, S.L. Koole, & T. Pyszczinsky (Eds), Handbook of experimental existential psychology (pp 86-103). New York: Guildford. download pdf


2. Van den Berg, A.E. (2003). Personal Need for Structure and environmental preference. In: L. Hendrickx, W. Jager,& L. Steg (Eds). Human decision making and environmental perception: Understanding and assisting human decision making in real-life settings. Liber Amoricum for Charles Vlek. (p. 129-148). Groningen: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. download pdf


1. Van den Berg, A.E. (1998). Predicting revealed preferences from GIS-based measures of landscape variety. In J. Teklenburg, J. Van Andel, J. Smeets, & A. Seidel (Eds), Shifting Balances: Changing Roles in Policy, Research, and Design (pp. 177-186). Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS). Eindhoven: Eirass.




Van den Berg, A.E. (1999) Individual differences in the aesthetic evaluation of natural landscapes. Dissertatiereeks Kurt Lewin Instituut 1999-4. Groningen: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. view on website RUG