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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Psychology D-index 50 Citations 9,137 204 World Ranking 3332 National Ranking 169

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Social psychology
  • Internal medicine
  • Public health

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Social psychology, Fear appeal, Developmental psychology, Health promotion and Cognition. His work on Persuasion, Self-efficacy and Behavior change as part of general Social psychology research is often related to Outcome, thus linking different fields of science. His Behavior change study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Psychological intervention, Health psychology, Applied psychology and Evidence-based medicine.

He combines subjects such as Coping and Intervention, Behavior change methods with his study of Fear appeal. Quit smoking is closely connected to Randomized controlled trial in his research, which is encompassed under the umbrella topic of Health promotion. The concepts of his Cognition study are interwoven with issues in Nutrition Education, Audiology and Self-control.

His most cited work include:

  • Scary warnings and rational precautions: A review of the psychology of fear appeals. (478 citations)
  • Threatening communication: a critical re-analysis and a revised meta-analytic test of fear appeal theory (352 citations)
  • A taxonomy of behaviour change methods: an Intervention Mapping approach. (348 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary scientific interests are in Social psychology, Psychological intervention, Public health, Clinical psychology and Family medicine. His study focuses on the intersection of Social psychology and fields such as Cognition with connections in the field of Developmental psychology. He has researched Psychological intervention in several fields, including Condom, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, Intervention mapping, Health promotion and Intervention.

The various areas that Robert A. C. Ruiter examines in his Intervention mapping study include Behavior change and Medical education. As a member of one scientific family, Robert A. C. Ruiter mostly works in the field of Clinical psychology, focusing on Psychosocial and, on occasion, Theory of planned behavior. His research integrates issues of Focus group, Randomized controlled trial and Vaccination in his study of Family medicine.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Social psychology (28.21%)
  • Psychological intervention (19.44%)
  • Public health (14.11%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Psychological intervention (19.44%)
  • Demography (9.09%)
  • Family medicine (11.60%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His main research concerns Psychological intervention, Demography, Family medicine, Public health and Social psychology. His Psychological intervention study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Clinical psychology, Substance use and Intervention mapping, Health promotion. His research integrates issues of Injury prevention, Logistic regression and Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in his study of Demography.

His study on Biostatistics and Health education is often connected to Bayesian multivariate linear regression as part of broader study in Public health. In general Social psychology study, his work on Fear appeal and Interpersonal communication often relates to the realm of Risk perception, thereby connecting several areas of interest. His research investigates the connection between Fear appeal and topics such as Psychoanalysis that intersect with problems in Intervention.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Ignoring theory and misinterpreting evidence: the false belief in fear appeals. (94 citations)
  • Implementation Mapping: Using Intervention Mapping to Develop Implementation Strategies (90 citations)
  • Towards consensus on fear appeals: a rejoinder to the commentaries on Kok, Peters, Kessels, ten Hoor, and Ruiter (2018). (56 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Social psychology
  • Internal medicine
  • Public health

Robert A. C. Ruiter mainly investigates Psychological intervention, Family medicine, Public health, Demography and Behavior change. His Psychological intervention research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Intervention mapping, Clinical psychology and Anxiety. His Family medicine research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Hepatitis B, Multivariate analysis, Focus group and Social cognitive theory.

Robert A. C. Ruiter combines subjects such as Logistic regression, Epidemiology and Community health with his study of Demography. In his papers, he integrates diverse fields, such as Behavior change and Risk perception. His Social psychology research integrates issues from Unhealthy food and Information processing theory.

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Best Publications

Scary warnings and rational precautions: A review of the psychology of fear appeals.

Robert A.C. Ruiter;Charles Abraham;Gerjo Kok.
Psychology & Health (2001)

740 Citations

Threatening communication: a critical re-analysis and a revised meta-analytic test of fear appeal theory

Gjalt-Jorn Ygram Peters;Robert A.C. Ruiter;Gerjo Kok.
Health Psychology Review (2013)

536 Citations

A taxonomy of behaviour change methods: an Intervention Mapping approach.

Gerjo Kok;Nell H Gottlieb;Gjalt-Jorn Y Peters;Patricia Dolan Mullen.
Health Psychology Review (2016)

493 Citations

Intervention mapping: protocol for applying health psychology theory to prevention programmes

Gerjo Kok;Herman Schaalma;Robert A. C. Ruiter;Pepijn Van Empelen.
Journal of Health Psychology (2004)

435 Citations

Sixty years of fear appeal research: Current state of the evidence

Robert A. C. Ruiter;Loes T. E. Kessels;Gjalt-Jorn Y. Peters;Gjalt-Jorn Y. Peters;Gerjo Kok.
International Journal of Psychology (2014)

403 Citations

Why don't young people volunteer to give blood? An investigation of the correlates of donation intentions among young nondonors.

K.P.H. Lemmens;C. Abraham;T. Hoekstra;R.A.C. Ruiter.
Transfusion (2005)

284 Citations

A social dilemma analysis of commuting preferences: The roles of social value orientation and trust

Paul A. M. Van Lange;Mark Van Vugt;Ree M. Meertens;Rob A. C. Ruiter.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology (1998)

216 Citations

Why parents refuse childhood vaccination: a qualitative study using online focus groups

Irene A Harmsen;Liesbeth Mollema;Robert A C Ruiter;Theo G W Paulussen.
BMC Public Health (2013)

173 Citations

Healthy and unhealthy social norms and food selection. Findings from a field-experiment.

Saar Mollen;Rajiv N. Rimal;Robert A.C. Ruiter;Gerjo Kok.
Appetite (2013)

170 Citations

Defensive reactions to health-promoting information: an overview and implications for future research

J.P. van 't Riet;R.A.C. Ruiter.
Health Psychology Review (2013)

169 Citations

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