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Chair Dohle Group

PD Dr. Simone Dohle

Phone +49-221-470-6784
Fax +49-221-470-7200
AddressRichard-Strauss-Str. 2, 50931 Köln | Germany

Room 2B20
Office hours by appointment

Research interests

Health behavior • Self-regulation • Implicit theories • Determinants of physical activity and eating behavior • Risk perception and communication • Ecological momentary assessment


  • Dohle*, S., Wingen*, T., & Schreiber, M. (2020). Acceptance and adoption of protective measures during the Covid-19 pandemic: The role of trust in politics and trust in science. Social Psychological Bulletin, 2020, Vol. 15(4), e4315,
    *shared first authorship
  • Dohle, S., Duncan, M. J., & Bucher, T. (in press). Development and validation of the Diet-related Beliefs of Exercisers Scale (DBES). Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
  • Schreiber, M., Job, V., & Dohle, S. (in press). Is your health malleable or fixed? The influence of implicit theories on health-related attitudes and behaviour. Psychology & Health.
  • Landy, J. F., Jia, M., Ding, I. L., Viganola, D., Tierney, W., … Dohle, S., … Uhlmann, E. L. (2020). Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results. Psychological Bulletin, 146(5), 451–479.
  • Mötteli, S., & Dohle, S. (2020). Egocentric social network correlates of physical activity. Journal of Sport and Health Science. doi:10.1016/j.jshs.2017.01.002
  • Hofmann, W., Dohle, S., & Diel, K. (2020). Changing behavior using integrated self-control theory. In M. S. Hagger, L. D. Cameron, K. Hamilton, N. Hankonen, & T. Lintunen (Eds.), The handbook of behavior change (pp. 150-163). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Schreiber, M., Bucher, T., Collins, C., & Dohle, S. (2020). The Multiple Food Test: Development and validation of a new tool to measure food choices and applied nutrition knowledge. Appetite, 150, 104647.
  • Bucher, T., Frey, E., Wilczynska, M., Deroover, K., & Dohle, S. (2020). Consumer perception and behaviour related to low-alcohol wine: Do people overcompensate? Public Health Nutrition, 23(11), 1939-1947.
  • Prinsen, S., Dohle, S., Evers, C., de Ridder, D. T. D., & Hofmann, W. (2019). Introducing functional and dysfunctional self-licensing: Associations with indices of (un)successful dietary regulation. Journal of Personality, 87, 934–947.
  • Dohle, S., & Hofmann, W. (2019). Consistency and balancing in everyday health behavior: An Ecological Momentary Assessment approach. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 11, 148–169.
  • Dohle, S., Diel, K., & Hofmann, W. (2018). Executive functions and the self-regulation of eating behavior: A review. Appetite, 124, 4–9. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.05.041
  • Dohle, S., & Hofmann, W. (2018). Assessing self-control: the use and usefulness of the Experience Sampling Method. In D. de Ridder, M. Adriaanse, & K. Fujita (Eds.), Handbook of self-control in health and well-being (pp. 100–111). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Dohle, S., & Bucher, T. (2017). Whether people believe that overweight is unhealthy depends on their BMI. European Journal of Public Health, 27, 781–783. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckx042
  • Dohle, S., & Dawson, I. G. J. (2017). Putting knowledge into practice: Does information on adverse drug interactions influence people’s dosing behaviour? British Journal of Health Psychology, 22, 330–344. doi:10.1111/bjhp.12231
  • Dohle, S., & Hofmann, W. (2017). Toward a mechanistic understanding of the impact of food insecurity on obesity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, 23–24. doi:10.1017/S0140525X16001412
  • Dohle, S., & Montoya, A. K. (2017). The dark side of fluency: Fluent names increase drug dosing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23, 231–239. doi:10.1037/xap0000131
  • Dawson, I. G. J., & Dohle, S. (2016). Towards an understanding of adult judgments of synergistic health benefits. British Journal of Health Psychology, 21, 204-223. doi:10.1111/bjhp.12158
  • Dohle, S., Rall, S., & Siegrist, M. (2016). Does self-prepared food taste better? Effects of food preparation on liking. Health Psychology, 35, 500–508. doi:10.1037/hea0000315
  • Vogel, S. E., Keller, C., Koschutnig, K., Reishofer, G., Ebner, F., Dohle, S., Siegrist, M., & Grabner, R. H. (2016). The neural correlates of health risk perception in individuals with low and high numeracy. ZDM, 48, 337–350. doi:10.1007/s11858-016-0761-4
  • Dohle, S., Wansink, B., & Zehnder, L. (2015). Exercise and food compensation: Exploring diet-related beliefs and behaviors of regular exercisers. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 12, 322-327. doi:10.1123/jpah.2013-0383
  • Gmuer, A., Siegrist, M., & Dohle, S. (2015). Does wine label processing fluency influence wine hedonics? Food Quality and Preference, 44, 12–16. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2015.03.007
  • Hartmann, C., Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2015). A self-determination theory approach to adults’ healthy body weight motivation: A longitudinal study focussing on food choices and recreational physical activity. Psychology & Health, 30, 924–948. doi:10.1080/08870446.2015.1006223
  • Bevelander, K. E., Kaipainen, K., Swain, R., Dohle, S., Bongard, J. C., Hines, P. D. H., & Wansink, B. (2014). Crowdsourcing novel childhood predictors of adult obesity. PLoS ONE, 9, e87756. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087756
  • Dohle, S., Hartmann, C., & Keller, C. (2014). Physical activity as a moderator of the association between emotional eating and BMI: Evidence from the Swiss Food Panel. Psychology & Health, 29, 1062–1080. doi:10.1080/08870446.2014.909042
  • Dohle, S., Rall, S., & Siegrist, M. (2014). I cooked it myself: Preparing food increases liking and consumption. Food Quality and Preference , 33, 14–16. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2013.11.001
  • Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2014). Fluency of pharmaceutical drug names predicts perceived hazardousness, assumed side effects and willingness to buy. Journal of Health Psychology, 19, 1241–1249. doi:10.1177/1359105313488974
  • Hartmann, C., Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2014). Time for change? Food choices in the transition to cohabitation and parenthood. Public Health Nutrition, 17, 2730–2739. doi:10.1017/S1368980013003297
  • Hofmann, W., & Dohle, S. (2014). Capturing eating behavior where the action takes place: A comment on McKee et al. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 48, 289–290. doi:10.1007/s12160-014-9625-8
  • L'Orange Seigo, S., Arvai, J., Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2014). Predictors of risk and benefit perception of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in regions with different stages of deployment. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 25, 23–32. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.03.007
  • L'Orange Seigo, S., Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2014). Public perception of carbon capture and storage (CCS): A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 38, 848–863. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.017
  • Dohle, S., Campbell, V. E. A., & Arvai, J. L. (2013). Consumer-perceived risks and choices about pharmaceuticals in the environment: a cross-sectional study. Environmental Health, 12, 45. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-12-45
  • Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2013). Cognitive and affective determinants of generic drug acceptance and use: Cross-sectional and experimental findings. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 1, 5–14. doi:10.1080/21642850.2013.803828
  • Dohle, S., & Wansink, B. (2013). Fit in 50 years: Participation in high school sports best predicts one’s physical activity after Age 70. BMC Public Health, 13, 1100. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1100
  • Hartmann, C., Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2013). Importance of cooking skills for balanced food choices. Appetite, 65, 125–131. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2013.01.016
  • L'Orange Seigo, S., Dohle, S., Diamond, L., & Siegrist, M. (2013). The effect of figures in CCS communication. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 16, 83–90. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.03.009
  • Visschers, V. H. M., Hartmann, C., Leins-Hess, R., Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2013). A consumer segmentation of nutrition information use and its relation to food consumption behaviour. Food Policy, 42, 71–80. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2013.07.003
  • Dohle, S., Keller, C., & Siegrist, M. (2012). Fear and anger: Antecedents and consequences of emotional responses to mobile communication. Journal of Risk Research, 15, 435–446. doi:10.1080/13669877.2011.636835
  • Dohle, S., Keller, C., & Siegrist, M. (2012). Mobile communication in the public mind: Insights from free associations related to mobile phone base stations. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 18, 649–668. doi:10.1080/10807039.2012.672900
  • Wallquist, L., Visschers, V. H. M., Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2012). The role of convictions and trust for public protest potential in the case of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS). Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 18, 919–932. doi:10.1080/10807039.2012.688719
  • Cousin, M., Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2011). The impact of specific information provision on base station siting preferences. Journal of Risk Research, 14(6), 703–715. doi:10.1080/13669877.2011.553732
  • L’Orange Seigo, S., Wallquist, L., Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2011). Communication of CCS monitoring activities may not have a reassuring effect on the public. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 5, 1674–1679. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2011.05.040
  • Wallquist, L., Visschers, V. H. M., Dohle, S., & Siegrist, M. (2011). Adapting communication to the public’s intuitive understanding of CCS. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 1, 83–91. doi:10.1002/ghg3.4
  • Dohle, S. (2010). Zwischen Bedrohung und Chance: Über die Wahrnehmung und Kommunikation von Risiken. In-Mind Magazin, 1(3).
  • Dohle, S., Keller, C., & Siegrist, M. (2010). Conjoint measurement of base station siting preferences. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 16, 825–836. doi:10.1080/10807039.2010.501250
  • Dohle, S., Keller, C., & Siegrist, M. (2010). Examining the relationship between affect and implicit associations: Implications for risk perception. Risk Analysis, 30, 1116–1128. doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01404.x

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Academic distinctions

  • Start-up Grant “Protective Behaviors and COVID-19: A Longitudinal Study” (PI) funded by the Excellence Center for Social and Economic Behavior (C-SEB) at the University of Cologne, 2020
  • Research Grant “The impact of implicit theories on blame and helping behavior: A dual-pathway model” (PI) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2020
  • Research Exchange Grant “Using Eye Tracking and Augmented Reality Technology to Increase Health Literacy” (PI) funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2018
  • UoC Advanced Postdoc Grant “The Impact of Implicit Theories on Health Behavior”(PI) funded by the University of Cologne, 2017
  • Independent Start-up Grant “Self-regulation in Health: A Mental Accounting Process?” (PI) funded by the Excellence Center for Social and Economic Behavior (C-SEB) at the University of Cologne, 2015
  • Research Grant “Validation of the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) in Switzerland” (CO-PI) funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, 2014
  • Research Grant “How Nutrition Knowledge and the Social and Food Environment Influence People's Food Choices” (Co-PI) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), 2013
  • Research Grant “Communication of synergistic health effects” (PI) funded by the Suzanne and Hans Biäsch Foundation, 2013

Editorial Services:

  • Associate Editor: Nutrition Journal (2017-2019)
  • Editorial Board: Frontiers Eating Behavior (2019 - )
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2015 - )


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