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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call for Manuscripts: Using Social Influence to Nudge towards Healthy and Sustainable Food

17.05.2022, by Hannah Schäfer in call for papers

Special Issue of Social Influence
Submission deadline: December 1st, 2022

Cover: Social Influence
Cover: Social Influence

Achieving a healthy and sustainable food pattern is an increasingly urgent matter. Decades of research have demonstrated that social influence plays a big role in what and how much people consume. For example, this influence is noticeable in the portion sizes we accept as normal, the types of food we prefer to eat alone, and the consideration we give to health and sustainability aspects of our weekly shopping. However, attempts to use this influence in behaviour change interventions, such as nudges, has had mixed success.

In this special issue of Social Influence ( we call for manuscripts and registered reports that examine the effectiveness of nudges that rely on social influence in the food domain. In particular, we welcome theoretical substantiated empirical studies in field, lab and online contexts that provide insights into the working mechanisms of the intervention with special regard to the heterogeneous qualities of the target audience (e.g., active social identities, food culture).

Manuscript submission deadline 01 December 2022
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Kind regards,
Special issue editors
Tina A.G. Venema (AU), Ellen van Kleef (WUR) and Laila Nockur (AU)