Neil Weinstein

Summary

Affiliation: Rutgers University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Stage theories of health behavior: conceptual and methodological issues
    N D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 08903, USA
    Health Psychol 17:290-9. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk perceptions: assessment and relationship to influenza vaccination
    Neil D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Health Psychol 26:146-51. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Accuracy and optimism in smokers' beliefs about quitting
    Neil D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S375-80. 2004
  4. pmc Smokers' unrealistic optimism about their risk
    N D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, Cook Office Building, 55 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Tob Control 14:55-9. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Revitalizing research on health behavior theories
    Neil D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Health Educ Res 20:294-7. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Public understanding of the illnesses caused by cigarette smoking
    Neil Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:349-55. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Colon cancer: risk perceptions and risk communication
    Neil D Weinstein
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 8520, USA
    J Health Commun 9:53-65. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Perceived probability, perceived severity, and health-protective behavior
    N D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 08901 8520, USA
    Health Psychol 19:65-74. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Experimental evidence for stages of health behavior change: the precaution adoption process model applied to home radon testing
    N D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 08901 8520, USA
    Health Psychol 17:445-53. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Misleading tests of health behavior theories
    Neil D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
    Ann Behav Med 33:1-10. 2007

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Stage theories of health behavior: conceptual and methodological issues
    N D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 08903, USA
    Health Psychol 17:290-9. 1998
    ..The most commonly used design, which involves cross-sectional comparisons of people believed to be in different stages, is shown to have only limited value for testing whether behavior change follows a stage process...
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk perceptions: assessment and relationship to influenza vaccination
    Neil D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Health Psychol 26:146-51. 2007
    ..This study investigated the ability of several types of risk perception measures and of other constructs from health behavior theories to predict influenza vaccination...
  3. ncbi request reprint Accuracy and optimism in smokers' beliefs about quitting
    Neil D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:S375-80. 2004
    ..Few smokers think about how long they will smoke when they first begin, and the reluctance to believe that they could have serious difficulty quitting may help in the progression from experimental to established smoker...
  4. pmc Smokers' unrealistic optimism about their risk
    N D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, Cook Office Building, 55 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Tob Control 14:55-9. 2005
    ..We avoided the measurement problems of past studies and examined responses to a number of new questions to assess different aspects of smokers' perceptions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Revitalizing research on health behavior theories
    Neil D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Health Educ Res 20:294-7. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Public understanding of the illnesses caused by cigarette smoking
    Neil Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:349-55. 2004
    ..The results demonstrated that even though people recognize that smoking can lead to adverse health consequences, they do not have even a basic understanding of the nature and severity of these consequences...
  7. ncbi request reprint Colon cancer: risk perceptions and risk communication
    Neil D Weinstein
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 8520, USA
    J Health Commun 9:53-65. 2004
    ..Three possible explanations for resistance to lower-than-expected risk feedback are considered...
  8. ncbi request reprint Perceived probability, perceived severity, and health-protective behavior
    N D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 08901 8520, USA
    Health Psychol 19:65-74. 2000
    ..The data also revealed that people are surprisingly insensitive to variations in hazard probability when probabilities are in the moderate to high range...
  9. ncbi request reprint Experimental evidence for stages of health behavior change: the precaution adoption process model applied to home radon testing
    N D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 08901 8520, USA
    Health Psychol 17:445-53. 1998
    ..Also supporting predictions, the low-effort intervention proved relatively more effective in getting decided-to-act people to order tests than in getting undecided people to decide to test...
  10. ncbi request reprint Misleading tests of health behavior theories
    Neil D Weinstein
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
    Ann Behav Med 33:1-10. 2007
    ..Neither does the existing empirical literature support decisions to use these theories to design interventions. In addition to discussing problems with correlational data, this article offers ideas for alternative testing strategies...
  11. doi request reprint A test of numeric formats for communicating risk probabilities
    Cara L Cuite
    Food Policy Institute, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Med Decis Making 28:377-84. 2008
    ..Because people frequently encounter information about the probability of health risks, there is a need for research to help identify the best formats for presenting these probabilities...
  12. ncbi request reprint Formats for improving risk communication in medical tradeoff decisions
    Erika A Waters
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    J Health Commun 11:167-82. 2006
    ..These findings provide suggestions of ways to present risk probabilities that may help patients understand their treatment options...
  13. ncbi request reprint Risk perceptions and their relation to risk behavior
    Noel T Brewer
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Ann Behav Med 27:125-30. 2004
    ..Because risk perceptions can affect protective behavior and protective behavior can affect risk perceptions, the relations between these 2 constructs are complex and incorrect tests often lead to invalid conclusions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Reducing aversion to side effects in preventive medical treatment decisions
    Erika A Waters
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 13:11-21. 2007
    ..The ability of arrays to reduce side effect aversion was not attributable to greater accuracy in evaluating the treatment's net benefit...
  15. ncbi request reprint Aversion to side effects in preventive medical treatment decisions
    Erika A Waters
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, USA
    Br J Health Psychol 12:383-401. 2007
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  16. doi request reprint Lay and expert interpretations of cancer cluster evidence
    Andrea Gurmankin Levy
    Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, USA
    Risk Anal 28:1531-8. 2008
    ..These findings may help explain the conflicts between the two groups in situations where concern about cases of cancer arises in a community...
  17. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of the relationship between risk perception and health behavior: the example of vaccination
    Noel T Brewer
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Health Psychol 26:136-45. 2007
    ..Risk perceptions are central to many health behavior theories. However, the relationship between risk perceptions and behavior, muddied by instances of inappropriate assessment and analysis, often looks weak...
  18. ncbi request reprint Risk compensation and vaccination: can getting vaccinated cause people to engage in risky behaviors?
    Noel T Brewer
    UNC School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Ann Behav Med 34:95-9. 2007
    ..In more formal terms, vaccination lowers risk perception, and people compensate for their lower perceived risk by reducing other preventive behaviors...