M.Sc Sonja Grelle

Doctoral Researcher
Room: IB 4/69
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-19549
Fax: +49 (0)234 32-14002

Office hours: by appointment

Research Interests



Goal Pursuit

Policy Acceptance

Sustainable Consumption

Representative Publications

Diel, K., Hofmann, W., Grelle, S., Friese M., Boecker L. (in press). Prepare to compare: Effects of an intervention involving upward and downward social comparisons on goal pursuit in daily life. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Diel, K., Grelle, S., & Hofmann, W. (2021). A motivational framework of social comparison. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 120(6), 1415–1430. Doi: 10.1037/pspa0000204

Grelle, S., Kuhn, S., Fuhrmann-Riebel, H., & Hofmann, W. (in press). The role of framing and effort in green nudging acceptance. Behavioral Public Policy.

Grelle, S., & Hofmann, W. (2023). When and why do people accept public-policy interventions? An Integrative Public-Policy-Acceptance Framework. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 0(0). Doi: 10.1177/17456916231180580

Grelle, S., & Hofmann, W. (2022). Verhaltensökonomie und Nudging. In P. Ozimek, W. Bierhoff, E. Rohmann, & S. Hanke (Eds.). Angewandte Sozialpsychologie: Ein Lehrbuch (pp. 272–286). Kohlhammer Verlag.

Grelle, S., Kuhn, S., Fuhrmann-Riebel, H., & Hofmann, W. (2023). When do people accept green nudge interventions? In G. Reese, A. K. Römpke, A. Bernd, C. Dolderer, & A. W. Mues (Eds.). The puzzle of transformation: Impulses from environmental psychological research (pp. 15–20). Deutschland, Bonn. Bundesamt für Naturschutz. Doi: 10.19217/skr658

Preprints and Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

Grelle, S., Bauer, J. M., Nielsen, K., Kukowski, C., & Hofmann, W. (2022). Is dietary goal failure associated with goal-supportive policy attitudes? [Manuscript submitted for publication].

Grelle, S., & Hofmann, W. (2023). The desire for governmental support as a motivational foundation of climate policy acceptance [Manuscript submitted for publication]

Vlasceanu, M., Doell, K. C., Bak-Coleman, J. B., & Van Bavel, J. J. (2023, November 20). Addressing climate change with behavioral science: a global intervention tournament in 63 countries. Doi: 10.31234/

Brief Curriculum Vitae