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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

Simone Dohle's main affiliation is Bielefeld University.

Research interests

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


  • Dohle, S., Schreiber, M., Wingen, T., & Baumann, M. (in press). Blaming others for their illness: The influence of health-related implicit theories on blame and social support. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
  • Wingen, T., Berkessel, J. B., & Dohle, S. (in press). Caution, preprint! Brief explanations allow non-scientists to differentiate between preprints and peer-reviewed journal articles. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. [preprint] [data and materials on OSF]
  • Dohle, S., Duncan, M. J., & Bucher, T. (2021). Development and validation of the diet-related beliefs of exercisers scale (DBES). Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 43(2), 115-124.
  • Schreiber, M., Job, V., & Dohle, S. (2020). Is your health malleable or fixed? The influence of implicit theories on health-related attitudes and behaviour. Psychology & Health, 35(12), 1421-1439.
  • 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, 15(4), e4315, [data and materials on OSF]
    *shared first authorship
  • 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.
  • 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., & 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.
  • 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.
  • Dohle, S., & Montoya, A. K. (2017). The dark side of fluency: Fluent names increase drug dosing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23, 231–239.
  • 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.
  • Dohle, S., Rall, S., & Siegrist, M. (2016). Does self-prepared food taste better? Effects of food preparation on liking. Health Psychology, 35, 500–508.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Academic distinctions

  • Research Grant “Promoting environmentally sustainable behavior using Explicated Counterfactual Effectiveness Information (ECEI)” (PI) funded by the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF), 2021
  • Research Grant “Adherence to protective measures during the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of trust in science” (PI) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2021
  • Research Grant “Understanding the impact of nature imagery on healthy food choices” (Co-PI) funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), 2021
  • 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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