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Differences in risk perception between hazards and between individuals
How people think about a hazard often deviates from experts’ assessment of its probability and severity. The aim of this chapter is to clarify how people perceive risks. We thereby focus on two important research lines: ...
Wie nehmen Konsumenten und Konsumentinnen Antibiotika, Antibiotikaresistenzen und Antibiotikaverbrauch wahr? Schlussbericht einer qualitativen und einer quantitativen Studie im Auftrag des Bundesamtes für Gesundheit BAG
Im Rahmen der Umsetzung der nationalen Strategie gegen Antibiotikaresistenzen (StAR, der Bundesrat, 2015) soll die Schweizer Bevölkerung für einen sorgfältigeren Umgang mit Antibiotika und die möglichen Präventionsmassnahmen ...
Applying the evaluability principle to nutrition table information. How reference information changes people's perception of food products
Consumers often neglect or misinterpret nutrition table information. We argue in this paper that this can be explained by the evaluability principle, which posits that people's evaluation of a product corresponds to a ...
Higher perceived risks of antimicrobial use are related to lower usage among pig farmers in four European countries
The prudent use of antimicrobials (AMs) should be widened in pig farming to reduce the risk of AM resistance (AMR) in human and veterinary medicine. It is therefore important to understand pig farmers’ motivators and the ...
A comparison of pig farmers' and veterinarians' perceptions and intentions to reduce antimicrobial usage in six European countries
Antimicrobial (AM) resistance is an increasing problem in human and veterinary medicine. To manage this problem, the usage of AM should be reduced in pig farming, as well as in other areas. It is important to investigate ...
Sorting out food waste behaviour: A survey on the motivators and barriers of self-reported amounts of food waste in households
Households in Western countries are responsible for a large amount of food that is not consumed, but instead is wasted, which has large environmental impacts. To reduce this amount, we should understand the predictors of ...
Judgments under uncertainty: evaluations of univocal, ambiguous and conflicting probability information
People often have to make decisions about problems that not only involve a probability of a risk, but also an uncertainty around this probability. In this paper, uncertainty that arises through a lack of knowledge (i.e. ...
Does better for the environment mean less tasty? Offering more climate-friendly meals is good for the environment and customer satisfaction
Food consumption comprises a significant portion of the total environmental impact of households. One way to reduce this impact may be to offer consumers more climate-friendly meal choices, such as when eating out. However, ...
“Contradictio in opinionibus”: The Swiss public’s attitudes and beliefs about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
One of the actors involved in the growing risk of antibiotic resistance is the general public. Its perceptions and decisions (i.e., its mental models) regarding antibiotics and antibiotic resistance determine how much ...
“Knowledge alone won’t change behaviour”/"Wissen alleine genügt nicht für eine Verhaltensänderung"
Psychologin Vivianne Visschers erklärt im Interview, was eine Öffentlichkeitskampagne zu Antibiotikaresistenzen bewirken kann und wo sie ansetzen sollte.