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Peer-reviewed journal articles


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