Ellen Peters

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oregon
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A heuristics approach to understanding cancer risk perception: contributions from judgment and decision-making research
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, Oregon, and University of Oregon, USA
    Ann Behav Med 31:45-52. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The impact and acceptability of Canadian-style cigarette warning labels among U.S. smokers and nonsmokers
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, and Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon, OR 97401, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:473-81. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint An emotion-based model of risk perception and stigma susceptibility: cognitive appraisals of emotion, affective reactivity, worldviews, and risk perceptions in the generation of technological stigma
    Ellen M Peters
    Decision Research, 1201 Oak St, Ste 200, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Risk Anal 24:1349-67. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Numeracy and decision making
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:407-13. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Why worry? Worry, risk perceptions, and willingness to act to reduce medical errors
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Health Psychol 25:144-52. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Bringing meaning to numbers: the impact of evaluative categories on decisions
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 15:213-27. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Consumer competencies and the use of comparative quality information: it isn't just about literacy
    Judith H Hibbard
    University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:379-94. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Numeracy skill and the communication, comprehension, and use of risk-benefit information
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:741-8. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Numeracy and the perception and communication of risk
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, 1201 Oak Street, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1128:1-7. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Can patients be part of the solution? Views on their role in preventing medical errors
    Judith H Hibbard
    University of Oregon, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 62:601-16. 2005

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint A heuristics approach to understanding cancer risk perception: contributions from judgment and decision-making research
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, Oregon, and University of Oregon, USA
    Ann Behav Med 31:45-52. 2006
    ..At the policy level, risk judgments may serve as an indicator of societal perceptions of the "war" against cancer. Using risk judgments, the public expresses its belief about whether we are winning...
  2. ncbi request reprint The impact and acceptability of Canadian-style cigarette warning labels among U.S. smokers and nonsmokers
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, and Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon, OR 97401, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:473-81. 2007
    ..A majority of both smokers and nonsmokers endorsed the use of Canadian labels in the United States. Canadian-style warnings should be adopted in the United States as part of the country's overall tobacco control strategy...
  3. ncbi request reprint An emotion-based model of risk perception and stigma susceptibility: cognitive appraisals of emotion, affective reactivity, worldviews, and risk perceptions in the generation of technological stigma
    Ellen M Peters
    Decision Research, 1201 Oak St, Ste 200, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Risk Anal 24:1349-67. 2004
    ..Risk communication about stigmatized objects may benefit from a more complete understanding of how affective and emotional reactions are constructed and the routes through which they affect responses and behaviors...
  4. ncbi request reprint Numeracy and decision making
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:407-13. 2006
    ..Analyses showed that the effect of numeracy was not due to general intelligence. Numerical ability appears to matter to judgments and decisions in important ways...
  5. ncbi request reprint Why worry? Worry, risk perceptions, and willingness to act to reduce medical errors
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Health Psychol 25:144-52. 2006
    ..An understanding of how worry influences preventive efforts will help in building communication strategies to the public and in effectively engaging patients in the role of vigilant partner in care...
  6. doi request reprint Bringing meaning to numbers: the impact of evaluative categories on decisions
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 15:213-27. 2009
    ..Numeric information is often provided in decisions, but may not be usable by consumers without assistance from information providers. Implications for consumer decision making and the functions of affect are discussed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Consumer competencies and the use of comparative quality information: it isn't just about literacy
    Judith H Hibbard
    University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:379-94. 2007
    ..This is important as many real-life choices involve trade-offs. Results indicate that choice is not just about literacy or comprehension, it also has to do with activation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Numeracy skill and the communication, comprehension, and use of risk-benefit information
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:741-8. 2007
    ..We review this literature and examine what can be done to help less numerate people act more effectively and take charge of their health...
  9. doi request reprint Numeracy and the perception and communication of risk
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, 1201 Oak Street, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1128:1-7. 2008
    ..As a result, the challenge is not merely to communicate accurate information to the public but to understand how to present that information so that it is used in risky decisions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Can patients be part of the solution? Views on their role in preventing medical errors
    Judith H Hibbard
    University of Oregon, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 62:601-16. 2005
    ..Having a greater sense of self-efficacy in being able to prevent medical errors is significantly linked with a greater reported likelihood of engaging in preventive action...
  11. ncbi request reprint Affect, risk, and decision making
    Paul Slovic
    Decision Research, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Health Psychol 24:S35-40. 2005
    ..Finally, some important implications of the affect heuristic for communication and decision making pertaining to cancer prevention and treatment are briefly discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Risk as analysis and risk as feelings: some thoughts about affect, reason, risk, and rationality
    Paul Slovic
    Decision Research, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Risk Anal 24:311-22. 2004
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  13. doi request reprint Informing patients: the influence of numeracy, framing, and format of side effect information on risk perceptions
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Med Decis Making 31:432-6. 2011
    ..Given the importance of effective patient communication, findings about influences on risk perception in nonmedical domains need replication in medical domains...
  14. doi request reprint Positive feelings facilitate working memory and complex decision making among older adults
    Stephanie M Carpenter
    Decision Research, Eugene, OR, USA
    Cogn Emot 27:184-92. 2013
    ..These effects of positive-feeling induction have implications for affect theory, as well as, potentially, practical implications for people of all ages dealing with complex decisions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Comprehension and choice of a consumer-directed health plan: an experimental study
    Jessica Greene
    Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 1209, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:369-76. 2008
    ..To examine the extent to which numeracy predicts consumer-directed health plan (CDHP) comprehension and health plan choice. Also, to test whether comprehension can be improved using different presentation approaches...
  16. doi request reprint Deliberative disjunction: expert and public understanding of outcome uncertainty
    Robin Gregory
    Decision Research, Eugene, OR, USA
    Risk Anal 32:2071-83. 2012
    ..These findings question many of the usual presumptions about how uncertainty should be presented as part of deliberative risk- and environmental-management processes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Supporting informed consumer health care decisions: data presentation approaches that facilitate the use of information in choice
    Judith H Hibbard
    Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 24:413-33. 2003
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  18. doi request reprint A perspective on eating behaviors from the field of judgment and decision making
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, 1201 Oak Street, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Ann Behav Med 38:S81-7. 2009
    ..Its central idea is that, in many situations, we do not know what we prefer and, as a result, we construct our preferences "on the spot" based on internal and external cues available at the moment...
  19. pmc Strategies for reporting health plan performance information to consumers: evidence from controlled studies
    Judith H Hibbard
    Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, Eugene 97403, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:291-313. 2002
    ..Comparative health plan performance reports are not being used by consumers possibly because the information presented is difficult to use. The next generation of these reports should be designed to support decision making...
  20. ncbi request reprint Less is more in presenting quality information to consumers
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:169-90. 2007
    ..These findings have important implications for the sponsors of comparative quality reports designed to inform consumer decision making in health care...
  21. ncbi request reprint Medicaid consumers and informed decisionmaking
    Jessica Greene
    Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, Eugene 97405, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 30:25-40. 2009
    ..Our study suggests that policymakers should seek to simplify Medicaid Program information and design to encourage informed decisionmaking...
  22. pmc Age differences in dual information-processing modes: implications for cancer decision making
    Ellen Peters
    Decision Research, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Cancer 113:3556-67. 2008
    ..A better understanding of the mechanisms that underlie cancer decision processes in our aging population should ultimately allow us to help older adults to better help themselves...
  23. ncbi request reprint Risk perception and the economic crisis: a longitudinal study of the trajectory of perceived risk
    William J Burns
    Decision Research, Eugene, OR, USA Information Systems and Operation Management, Cal State University, San Marcos, CA, USA Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, OH, USA University of Oregon, OR, USA
    Risk Anal 32:659-77. 2012
    ..Risk management and communication should work in sync with these mechanisms and differences across groups...
  24. ncbi request reprint Communication and decision making in cancer care: setting research priorities for decision support/patients' decision aids
    Amber E Barnato
    Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:626-34. 2007
    ..Barry, each of four panelists-Drs. Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, Ellen Peters, Laura Siminoff, and Dale Collins-addressed the question and provided their rationale during prepared remarks...