Michael Siegrist

Summary

Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A new look at the psychometric paradigm of perception of hazards
    Michael Siegrist
    Human Environment Interaction, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Centre HAD, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 25:211-22. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Perception of mobile phone and base station risks
    Michael Siegrist
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Human Environment Interaction, ETH Centre HAD, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 25:1253-64. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Laypeople's and experts' perception of nanotechnology hazards
    Michael Siegrist
    Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 27:59-69. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Public acceptance of nanotechnology foods and food packaging: the influence of affect and trust
    Michael Siegrist
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Universitatsstrasse 22, CHN J75 1, CH 8092, Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 49:459-66. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Vitamin and mineral supplement users. Do they have healthy or unhealthy dietary behaviours?
    Klazine van der Horst
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behaviour, Switzerland
    Appetite 57:758-64. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Snack frequency: associations with healthy and unhealthy food choices
    Christina Hartmann
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behaviour, Universitätstrasse 22, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 16:1487-96. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Importance of cooking skills for balanced food choices
    Christina Hartmann
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behaviour, Universitaetstrasse 22, CHN J75 1, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 65:125-31. 2013
  8. doi request reprint The role of health-related, motivational and sociodemographic aspects in predicting food label use: a comprehensive study
    Rebecca Hess
    Consumer Behavior, Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich, Universitaetstrasse 22, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 15:407-14. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Health motivation and product design determine consumers' visual attention to nutrition information on food products
    Vivianne H M Visschers
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, Universitaetstrasse 22 CHN 75 2, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 13:1099-106. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Perceived risks and perceived benefits of different nanotechnology foods and nanotechnology food packaging
    Michael Siegrist
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, Universitatsstrasse 22, CHN J76 3, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 51:283-90. 2008

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint A new look at the psychometric paradigm of perception of hazards
    Michael Siegrist
    Human Environment Interaction, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Centre HAD, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 25:211-22. 2005
    ..g., general trust). The results suggest that methods permitting individual differences should be used more frequently and that utilizing different methods could provide greater insight into the cognitive representation of risks...
  2. ncbi request reprint Perception of mobile phone and base station risks
    Michael Siegrist
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Human Environment Interaction, ETH Centre HAD, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 25:1253-64. 2005
    ..Furthermore, people who believed that most chemical substances cause cancer also worried more about EMF than people who did not believe that chemical substances are that harmful. Practical implications of the results are discussed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Laypeople's and experts' perception of nanotechnology hazards
    Michael Siegrist
    Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 27:59-69. 2007
    ..Results suggest that public concerns about nanotechnology would diminish if measures were taken to enhance laypeople's trust in governmental agencies...
  4. ncbi request reprint Public acceptance of nanotechnology foods and food packaging: the influence of affect and trust
    Michael Siegrist
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Universitatsstrasse 22, CHN J75 1, CH 8092, Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 49:459-66. 2007
    ..As suggested by the affect heuristic, affect had an impact on perceived benefits and perceived risks. Perceived benefit seems to be the most important predictor for willingness to buy...
  5. doi request reprint Vitamin and mineral supplement users. Do they have healthy or unhealthy dietary behaviours?
    Klazine van der Horst
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behaviour, Switzerland
    Appetite 57:758-64. 2011
    ..4%) than having a healthy diet (20.6%). The results suggest that both hypotheses-VMS are used by people with unhealthy diets and by people who least need them-hold true meaning...
  6. doi request reprint Snack frequency: associations with healthy and unhealthy food choices
    Christina Hartmann
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behaviour, Universitätstrasse 22, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 16:1487-96. 2013
    ..In order to identify whether various subgroups of high-frequency snack consumers exist, we investigated underlying food patterns and lifestyle factors...
  7. doi request reprint Importance of cooking skills for balanced food choices
    Christina Hartmann
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behaviour, Universitaetstrasse 22, CHN J75 1, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 65:125-31. 2013
    ..They allow people to make healthier food choices. It is, therefore, important to teach children and teenagers how to cook and to encourage them to develop their cooking skills...
  8. doi request reprint The role of health-related, motivational and sociodemographic aspects in predicting food label use: a comprehensive study
    Rebecca Hess
    Consumer Behavior, Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich, Universitaetstrasse 22, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 15:407-14. 2012
    ..These three predictor groups were chosen based on the previous literature and completed with new predictors not yet examined in a comprehensive study of frequency of label use...
  9. ncbi request reprint Health motivation and product design determine consumers' visual attention to nutrition information on food products
    Vivianne H M Visschers
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, Universitaetstrasse 22 CHN 75 2, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 13:1099-106. 2010
    ..In addition, we looked at whether people with a health motivation focus on nutrition information on food products more than people with a taste motivation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Perceived risks and perceived benefits of different nanotechnology foods and nanotechnology food packaging
    Michael Siegrist
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, Universitatsstrasse 22, CHN J76 3, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 51:283-90. 2008
    ..Analyses of individual data showed that the importance of naturalness in food products and trust were significant factors influencing the perceived risk and the perceived benefit of nanotechnology foods and nanotechnology food packaging...
  11. doi request reprint Eating green. Consumers' willingness to adopt ecological food consumption behaviors
    Christina Tobler
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, Universitaetstrasse 16, CHN J 75 2, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 57:674-82. 2011
    ..Women and respondents who preferred natural foods were more willing to adopt ecological food consumption patterns...
  12. doi request reprint Residents' reasons for specialty choice: influence of gender, time, patient and career
    Klazine van der Horst
    Consumer Behaviour Division, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Educ 44:595-602. 2010
    ..Therefore, a modular constructed postgraduate training programme might give residents the flexibility to change from one specialty to another...
  13. ncbi request reprint Lay people's perception of food hazards: comparing aggregated data and individual data
    Michael Siegrist
    Human Environment Interaction, ETH, Zurich, ETH Centre CHN J75 1, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 47:324-32. 2006
    ..Results show that methods permitting individual differences are crucial for a better understanding of the cognitive representation of food hazards...
  14. doi request reprint Affective imagery and acceptance of replacing nuclear power plants
    Carmen Keller
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Universitätstrasse 22, CHN J75 2, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 32:464-77. 2012
    ..Practical implications for risk communication are discussed...
  15. doi request reprint Labeling of nanotechnology consumer products can influence risk and benefit perceptions
    Michael Siegrist
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 31:1762-9. 2011
    ..Labeling nanotechnology consumer products may change the public perception of the products. Respondents may have relied on the affect heuristic for assessing the risks and benefits of the sunscreen...
  16. doi request reprint Trust, confidence, procedural fairness, outcome fairness, moral conviction, and the acceptance of GM field experiments
    Michael Siegrist
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behavior, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 32:1394-403. 2012
    ..The results suggest that the influence of procedural fairness is even stronger for persons having high moral convictions compared with persons having low moral convictions...
  17. doi request reprint Reduced food intake after exposure to subtle weight-related cues
    Thomas A Brunner
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behavior, Universitaetstrasse 22, CHN H 75 3, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 58:1109-12. 2012
    ..A gender effect was found for the second but not the first study. We suggest that the cues in the two studies might have been processed with different levels of awareness, which might explain the gender effect found in the second study...
  18. doi request reprint Attitudes toward shared decision-making and risk communication practices in residents and their teachers
    Klazine van der Horst
    ETH Zurich, Consumer Behavior, Switzerland
    Med Teach 33:e358-63. 2011
    ..Health professionals' attitudes toward shared decision-making (SDM) are an important facilitator of SDM, but information on these attitudes is limited...
  19. ncbi request reprint Examining the relationship between affect and implicit associations: implications for risk perception
    Simone Dohle
    Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 30:1116-28. 2010
    ..The results further suggest that implicit measures may provide valuable insight into people's risk perception above and beyond explicit measures...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effect of risk communication formats on risk perception depending on numeracy
    Carmen Keller
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Decis Making 29:483-90. 2009
    ..To examine the influence of numeracy on interpreting various risk communication formats...
  21. doi request reprint Consumers' willingness to buy functional foods. The influence of carrier, benefit and trust
    Michael Siegrist
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behavior, Universitaetstrasse 22, Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 51:526-9. 2008
    ..Older consumers were more interested in functional foods than younger consumers...
  22. doi request reprint Improvement of meal composition by vegetable variety
    Tamara Bucher
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, Zurich, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 14:1357-63. 2011
    ..The present study aimed to examine whether increased vegetable variety enhances healthy food choices and improves meal composition...
  23. doi request reprint Phthalate exposure through food and consumers' risk perception of chemicals in food
    Maria Dickson-Spillmann
    Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 29:1170-81. 2009
    ..This study shows that even those consumers who express strong interest in natural food and low acceptance of food chemicals, and who try to make respective food choices, are exposed to contaminants such as phthalates...
  24. doi request reprint Impact of knowledge and misconceptions on benefit and risk perception of CCS
    Lasse Wallquist
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behavior, Universitaststrasse 22, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 44:6557-62. 2010
    ..Knowledge about CO2 seemed to lower both perceived benefits and perceived risks. Implications for risk communication and management are discussed...
  25. doi request reprint Ready-meal consumption: associations with weight status and cooking skills
    Klazine van der Horst
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behaviour, Universitatsstrasse 22, CHN H75 3, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 14:239-45. 2011
    ..The present study examines whether demographic factors, overweight, beliefs about the nutritional value and taste of ready meals and cooking skills are associated with ready-meal consumption...
  26. doi request reprint Effectiveness and efficiency of different shapes of food guides
    Rebecca Hess
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:442-7. 2012
    ..To compare the influence of a food guide's shape on its effectiveness and efficiency to convey nutritional information...
  27. ncbi request reprint Test of a trust and confidence model in the applied context of electromagnetic field (EMF) risks
    Michael Siegrist
    Department of Psychology, Social Psychology I, University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 23:705-16. 2003
    ..Results suggest that the dual-mode model of social trust and confidence could be used as a common framework in the field of trust and risk management. Practical implications of the results are discussed...
  28. doi request reprint Cell phones and health concerns: impact of knowledge and voluntary precautionary recommendations
    Marie Eve Cousin
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behavior, Universitatsstrasse 22, CHN, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 31:301-11. 2011
    ..These changes should not prevent the provision of precautionary recommendations because, in the face of scientific uncertainty, these are the only means through which to enable users to make informed decisions...
  29. doi request reprint When reduced fat increases preference. How fat reduction in nutrition tables and numeracy skills affect food choices
    Vivianne H M Visschers
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Switzerland
    Appetite 55:730-3. 2010
    ..Respondents lower in numeracy seemed to differentiate less between regular- and reduced-fat products than those higher in numeracy. We discuss the implications of these findings for food producers...
  30. doi request reprint Convenience food products. Drivers for consumption
    Thomas A Brunner
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Switzerland
    Appetite 55:498-506. 2010
    ..Fifteen drivers were found to have a significant impact either on total convenience consumption or on one of the identified categories. Strong predictors were age, concern about naturalness, nutrition knowledge, and cooking skills...
  31. ncbi request reprint The role of the affect and availability heuristics in risk communication
    Carmen Keller
    Department of Psychology, Social Psychology, University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 26:631-9. 2006
    ..Taken together, the results of these three studies suggest that affect is important for successful risk communication. Results of the present research are in line with the affect heuristic proposed by Slovic and colleagues...
  32. doi request reprint How a nuclear power plant accident influences acceptance of nuclear power: results of a longitudinal study before and after the Fukushima disaster
    Vivianne H M Visschers
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behavior, Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 33:333-47. 2013
    ..A discussion of the benefits of nuclear power seems most likely to affect the public's acceptance of nuclear power, even after a nuclear accident...
  33. doi request reprint Development and validation of a short, consumer-oriented nutrition knowledge questionnaire
    Maria Dickson-Spillmann
    Consumer Behavior, ETH Zurich, Universitaetsstrasse 22, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 56:617-20. 2011
    ..Associations of the scale with self-reported food consumption frequencies indicated limited correlation of nutrition knowledge with food choice. Widespread nutrition knowledge gaps in consumers were revealed...
  34. doi request reprint Natural hazards and motivation for mitigation behavior: people cannot predict the affect evoked by a severe flood
    Michael Siegrist
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 28:771-8. 2008
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  35. doi request reprint Expectations influence sensory experience in a wine tasting
    Michael Siegrist
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 52:762-5. 2009
    ..Results suggest that the information about the wine affected the experience itself and not only participants' overall assessment of the wine after the tasting...
  36. doi request reprint Effect of risk ladder format on risk perception in high- and low-numerate individuals
    Carmen Keller
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behavior, Universitatsstrasse 22, CHN J75 2, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Risk Anal 29:1255-64. 2009
    ..Additionally, these results allow us to conclude that providing comparative information within a risk ladder is particularly helpful to the understanding of different risk levels by people with low numeracy skills...
  37. ncbi request reprint Vegetable variety: an effective strategy to increase vegetable choice in children
    Tamara Bucher
    1 ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, CHN J 75 3, Universitatstrasse 16, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Public Health Nutr 17:1232-6. 2014
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  38. ncbi request reprint A Swiss survey on teaching evidence-based medicine
    Michael Siegrist
    Psychological Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:776-8. 2006
    ..To explore the degree to which evidence-based medicine (EBM) is taught in postgraduate training in different clinical fields...
  39. doi request reprint The effect of graphical and numerical presentation of hypothetical prenatal diagnosis results on risk perception
    Michael Siegrist
    Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Decis Making 28:567-74. 2008
    ..To evaluate various formats for the communication of prenatal test results...
  40. ncbi request reprint Applying the evaluability principle to nutrition table information. How reference information changes people's perception of food products
    Vivianne H M Visschers
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behavior, Universitaetstrasse 22, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Appetite 52:505-12. 2009
    ..A nutrition table that is adapted to this principle appears to influence people's product perception so that it becomes more in line with its nutritional value. Implications for practice and further research are given...
  41. doi request reprint Successful and unsuccessful restrained eating. does dispositional self-control matter?
    Carmen Keller
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behavior, Universitätstrasse 22, CHN J75 2, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland Electronic address
    Appetite 74:101-6. 2014
    ..Results suggest that high dispositional self-control facilitates successful restrained eating. ..
  42. pmc Use patterns of leave-on personal care products among Swiss-German children, adolescents, and adults
    Eva Manová
    Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:2778-98. 2013
    ..This work extends the existing knowledge of PCP use patterns and will be useful for new exposure assessments for ingredients contained in PCPs used by the young consumers. ..
  43. ncbi request reprint Sorting biotechnology applications: Results of multidimensional scaling (MDS) and cluster analysis
    Melanie Connor
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Public Underst Sci 22:128-36. 2013
    ..Results suggest, therefore, that participants' evaluations are not strongly influenced by criteria used in a questionnaire. The descriptions of the applications seem to be more crucial. ..
  44. doi request reprint Measuring people's knowledge about vaccination: developing a one-dimensional scale
    Alexandra Zingg
    ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions IED, Consumer Behavior, Universitaetstrasse 22, CHN J75 1, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vaccine 30:3771-7. 2012
    ..In a time when new media such as the Internet is highly accessible to most people, misconceptions can easily be spread. A good knowledge scale is important for measuring possible knowledge changes...
  45. doi request reprint Risks and nanotechnology: the public is more concerned than experts and industry
    Michael Siegrist
    Nat Nanotechnol 2:67. 2007
  46. ncbi request reprint Risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials: a survey of industrial approaches
    Aasgeir Helland
    Technology and Society Lab, Empa, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, CH 9014 St Gallen, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 42:640-6. 2008
    ..The development of risk and safety decision frameworks in industry seems therefore necessary to ensure that the potential risks of engineered nanomaterials are taken into consideration...