Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Here's sources for the above.

Bibliography of research on public perceptions of nanotechnology

Bainbridge, W. S. (2002). Public attitudes toward nanotechnology. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 4(6), 561-570. DOI: 10.1023/A:1022805516652

Besley, J. C., Kramer, V. L., & Priest, S. H. (2008). Expert opinion on nanotechnology: Risks, benefits, and regulation. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 10(4), 549-558. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-007-9323-6

BMRB Social Research. Nanotechnology: Views of the general public, quantitative and qualitative research carried out as part of the nanotechnology study. BMRB International Report 45101666 (2004). Accessed June 30, 2008.

Burri, R. V., & Belluci, S. (2008). Public perception of nanotechnology. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 10(3), 387-391. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-007-9286-7

Cobb, M. D. (2005). Framing effects on public opinion about nanotechnology. Science Communication, 27(2), 221-239. DOI: 10.1177/1075547005281473

Cobb, M. D. & Hamlett, P. (2008, June). The first national citizens’ technology forum on converging technologies and human enhancement: Adapting the Danish consensus conference in the USA. Paper presented at the 10th Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology, Malmo, Sweden.

Cobb, M. D. & Macoubrie, J. (2004). Public perceptions about nanotechnology. Risks, benefits, & trust. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 6, 395-405. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-004-3394-4

Cook, A. J., & Fairweather, J. R. (2007). Intentions of New Zealanders to purchase lamb or beef made using nanotechnology, British Food Journal, 109(9), 675-688. DOI: 10.1108/00070700710780670

Currall, S. C., King, E. B., Lane, N., Madera, J., & Turner, S. (2006). What drives public acceptance of nanotechnology? Nature Nanotechnology, 1, 153-155. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2006.155

Einsidel, E. In the public eye: the early landscape of nanotechnology among
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European Commission. (2001). Europeans, Science and Technology. Eurobarometer Special Survey 154, organized and supervised by DG Press and Communication, Brussels.

European Commission. (2005). Europeans, Science and Technology. Eurobarometer Special Survey 224, organized and supervised by DG Press and Communication, Brussels.

Fujita, Y., Yokoyama, H. & Abe, S. Perception of nanotechnology among the
general public in Japan—of the NRI Nanotechnology and Society Survey Project.
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Gaskell, G., Eyck, T. A., Jackson, J., & Veltri, G. (2004). Public attitudes to nanotechnology in Europe and the United States. Nature Materials, 3, 496. DOI: 10.1038/nmat1181

Gaskell, G., Eyck, T. T., Jackson, J., & Veltri, G. (2005). Imagining nanotechnology: Cultural support for technological innovation in Europe and the United States, Public Understanding of Science, 14(1), 81-90. DOI: 10.1177/0963662505048949.

Kahan, D., Slovic, P., Braman, D., Gastil, J., & Cohen, G. (2007). Affect, values, and nanotechnology risk perceptions: An experimental investigation. Nanotechnology Risk Perceptions: The Influence of Affect and Values. Accessed March 7, 2007.

Kahan, D. M., Slovic P., Braman, D., Gastil, J., Cohen, G., & Kysar, D. (2008). Biased assimilation, polarization, and cultural credibility: An experimental study of nanotechnology risk perceptions: Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Research Brief No. 3.

Kahan, D. M., Braman, D., Slovic, P., Gastil, J. & Cohen, G. L. The Future of
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Kuzma, J., Romanchek, J., & Kokotovich, A. (2008). Upstream oversight assessment for agrifood nanotechnology: A case studies approach. Risk Analysis, 28(4) 1081-1098. DOI: 10.111/j.1539-6924.2008.01071.x

Lee, C. J., & Scheufele, D. A. (2006). The influence of knowledge and deference toward scientific authority: A media effects model for public attitudes toward nanotechnology. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 83(4), 819-834.

Lee, C. J., Scheufele, D. A., & Lewenstein, B. V. (2005). Public attitudes toward emerging technologies – Examining interactive effects of cognitions and affect on public attitudes toward nanotechnology. Science Communication, 27(2), 240-267. DOI: 10.1177/1075547005281474

Macoubrie, J. (2006). Nanotechnology: Public concerns, reasoning, and trust in government. Public Understanding of Science, 15(2), 221-241. DOI: 10.1177/0963662506056993.

Nerlich, B., Clarke, D. D., & Ulph, F. (2007). Risks and benefits of nanotechnology:
How young adults perceive possible advances in nanomedicine compared with conventional treatments. Health Risk & Society, 9(2), 159-171. DOI: 10.1080/13698570701306856

Peter D. Hart Research Associates (2008). Awareness of and attitudes toward nanotechnology and synthetic biology. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Project on Emerging Technologies. Accessed October 21, 2009.

Peter D. Hart Research Associates. (2006). Public awareness of nano grows – majority remain unaware. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Project on Emerging Technologies. Accessed October 3, 2006.

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Pidgeon, N., Harthorn, B. H., Bryant, K. & Rogers-Hayden, T. Deliberating the
risks of nanotechnologies for energy and health applications in the United States
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Satterfield, T., Kandlikar, M., Beaudrie, C. E-H, Conti, J., Harthorn, B. H., Anticipating the perceived risk of nanotechnologies. Nature Nanotechnology, 4, 1-7. doi:10.1038/nnano.2009.265

Sheetz, T., Vidal, J., Pearson, T. D. & Lozano, K. Nanotechnology: awareness and societal concerns. Technol. Soc. 27, 329–345 (2005).

Scheufele, D. A. (2006). Messages and heuristics: How audiences form attitudes about emerging technologies. In J. Turney (Ed.), Engaging science: Thoughts, deeds, analysis and action (pp. 20-25). London: The Wellcome Trust.

Scheufele, D. A., Corley, E. A., Dunwoody, S., Shih, T.-J., Hillback, E., & Guston, D. H. (2007). Scientists worry about some risks more than the public. Nature Nanotechnology, 2, 732-734. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2007.392

Scheufele, D. A, & Lewenstein, B. V. (2005). The public and nanotechnology: How citizens make sense of emerging technologies. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 7, 659-667. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-005-7526-2

Scheufele, D. A., Corley, E. A., Shih, T.-j., Dalrymple, K. E. & Ho, S. S. Religious
beliefs and public attitudes toward nanotechnology in Europe and the United
States. Nature Nanotech. 4, 91–94 (2008).

Schutz, H., & Wiedeman, P. M. (2008). Framing effects on risk perception of nanotechnology. Public Understanding of Science, 17(3), 369-379. DOI: 10.1177/0963662506071282

Siegrist, M., Cousin, M. E., Kastenholz, H., & Wiek, A. (2007). Public acceptance of nanotechnology foods and food packaging: The influence of affect and trust. Appetite, 49(2), 459-466.

Siegrist, M., Keller, C., Kastenholz, H., Frey, S., & Wiek, A. (2007). Laypeople’s and experts’ perception of nanotechnology hazards. Risk Analysis, 27(1), 59-69. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2006.00859.x.


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