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Published material from the VBE group.



The VBE programme is multi-disciplinary. The articles produced within the program consequently address questions regarding science and proven experience from different perspectives. 



Bruine de Bruin, W., & Morgan, M.G. (in press).  "Reflections on an interdisciplinary collaboration to inform public understanding of climate change, mitigation, and impacts." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Bruine de Bruin, W., Parker, A.M., Galesic, M., & Vardavas, R. (in press). "Reports of social circles’ and own vaccination behavior: A national longitudinal survey." Health Psychology.

Drummond, C., & Fischhoff, B.  (in press).  "Putting on your thinking cap: Evaluation of an intervention to reduce myside bias in evaluation of scientific evidence".  Thinking and Reasoning. doi: 10.1080/13546783.2018.1548379

Yu, M., Krishnamurti, T., & Fischhoff, B.  (in press).  "Implementing a new Common Rule requirement for informed consent: A randomized trial on adult asthma patients".  Medical Decision Making Policy and Practice.  doi: 10.1177/2381468319839315

Anttila, S., Persson, J., Rosén, M., Vareman, N., Vitols, S., Sahlin, N-E. (2019). "Ruling out risk in medical research", Journal of Risk Research, 22(6). DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2019.1586750.

Blennow, K., Persson, E., & Persson, J. (2019). "Are values related to culture, identity, community cohesion and sense of place the values most vulnerable to climate change?" PLoS ONE, 14(1), [e0210426]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210426

Dewitt, B., Fischhoff, B., Sahlin, N-E. (2019). "'Moral machine' experiment is no basis for policymaking" Nature, 567(31). doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00766-x

Eberhardt, W., Bruine de Bruin, W., & Strough J. (2019). "Age differences in financial decision making: The benefits of more experience and less negative emotions." Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 32(1). pp. 79-93. DOI:10.1002/bdm.2097

Fischhoff, B., & Barnato, A.E.  (2019).  "Value Awareness: A Goal for End-of-Life Decision Making."  Medical Decision Making Policy and Practice, 4(1).

Sahlin, N-E. (ed.) (2019). VBE vård, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Sahlin, N-E. (2019). Förord, i Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). VBE vård, s. 9-12, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Wadmann, S., Holm-Petersen, C., & Levay, C. (2019). ‘We don’t like the rules and still we keep seeking new ones’: The vicious circle of quality control in professional organizations. Journal of Professions and Organization, 6(1), 17-32.

Wahlberg, L. (2019). "Skäligt straffansvar för medicinsk vård och behandling". Nordisk socialrättslig tidskrift (19-20) 115-135.

Wallin, A. (2019). "Två roller för beprövad erfarenhet inom hälso- och sjukvård". VBE vård, s. 31-40, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.



Abdollahi, S., Davis, A., Miller, J., Feinberg, A. (2018). ”Expert-guided optimization for 3D printing of soft and liquid materials.” PLOS one.13(4): e0194890.

Andersson Bäck, M., & Levay, C. (2018). "Lofty ideals and lowly troubles among nursing home managers." In W. Thomas, A. Hujala, S. Laulainen, & R. McMurray (eds.), The Challenge of Wicked Problems in Health and Social Care. London: Routledge.

Anttila, S., Persson, J., Vareman, N., Sahlin, N-E. (2018). "Challenge of communicating uncertainty in systematic reviews when applying GRADE ratings.", BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, Published online April 12.

Anttila, S. (2018). "A note on randomized controlled trials in evidence-based medicine", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 13-23, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Bruine de Bruin, W. (2018). "Weather experiences and perceptions of climate change", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 25-30, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Bruine de Bruin, W. & Carman, K.G. (2018).  Measuring subjective probabilities: The effect of response mode on the use of focal responses, validity, and respondents’ evaluations. Risk Analysis, 38(10). 2128-2143.

Brännmark, J. (2018). “On the Epistemic Legitimacy of Government Paternalism.” Public Health Ethics 11(1): 27-34.

Brännmark, J. (2018). ”Regulating Compensatory Paternalism.” Res Publica. DOI 10.1007/s11158-018-9393-6.

Brännmark, J (2018). Evidensbasering i politiken: två problem och en enkel tumregel, i VBE politik, s. 51-60, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Brännmark, J. (2018). "Evidence-based medicine, clinical guidelines, and the role of patient preferences", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 31-39, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Creutzig, F., Roy, J., Lamb, W.F., Azevedo, I.M.L., Bruine de Bruin, W., Dalkmann, W., Edelenbosch, O.Y., Geels, F.W., Grübler, A., Hepburn, C., Hertwich, E., Khosla, R., Mattauch, L., Minx, J.C., Ramakrishnan, A., Rao, N., Steinberger, J., Tavoni, M., Űrge-Vorsatz, D., Weber, E.U. (2018). "Towards demand-side solutions for mitigating climate change." Nature: Climate Change, 8. 260-263. 

Davis, A. (2018). "Integrating expert judgment and statistical prediction: Synthesizing materials with mechanical synthesis", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 41-49, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Dewitt, B. (2018). "VBE and the PhD", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 51-57, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Dewitt, B., Feeny, D., Cella, D., Fischhoff, B., Hays, R., Hess, R., Pilkonis, P., Revicki, D., Roberts, M., Tsevat, J., & Hanmer, J. (2018). "Estimation of a Preference-Based Summary Score for the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System: The PROMIS-Preference (PROPr) Scoring System." Medical Decision Making, 38(6), 683-698. DOI:10.1177/0272989X18776637

Dryden, R., Morgan, M.G., Bostrom, A., & Bruine de Bruin, W. (2018). "Public perceptions of how long air pollution and carbon dioxide remain in the atmosphere." Risk Analysis, 38, 525-534.

Fischhoff, B. (2018). "The art of proven experience", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 59-65, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Fischhoff, B. (2018). "Evaluating science communication", PNAS, Nov.

Galesic, M., Bruine de Bruin, W., Dumas, M., Kapteyn, A., Darling, J.E., & Meijer, E. (2018). "Asking about social circles improves election predictions." Nature: Human Behavior, 2, 187-193.

Lesic, V., Bruine de Bruin, W., Davis, M.C., Krishnamurti, T., & Azevedo, I.M.L. (2018). "Consumers’ perceptions of energy use and savings: A literature review." Environmental Research Letters, 13, 1-13.

Levay, C. (2018). "Dimensions of science and proven experience and variants of evidence-based medicine in practice", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 67-76, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Mohan, D., Fischhoff, B., Angus, D., Rosengart, R., Wallace, D., Yealy, D., Farris, C., Chang, C-C., Kerti, S., Barnato, A. (2018). "Serious games may imrprove physician heuristics in trauma triage", PNAS, published ahead of print August 27.

Okan, Y, Stone, E.R., & Bruine de Bruin, W. (2018). "Designing graphs that promote both risk understanding and behavior change." Risk Analysis, 38, 929-946.

Parker, A.M., Bruine de Bruin, W., Fischhoff, B., & Weller, J. (2018). "Robustness of decision-making competence: Evidence from two measures and an 11-year longitudinal study." Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 31, 380-391. doi: 10.1002/bdm.2059

Persson, J., Johansson, E., Olsson, L. (2018). "Harnessing local knowledge for scientific knowledge production: challenges and pitfalls within evidence-based sustainability studies" Ecology and Society, 23(4):38.

Persson, J., Anttila, S., Sahlin, N-E. (2018). "Hur förstå 'och' i 'vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet'?" Filosofisk Tidskrift, 39(1).

Persson, J., A. Hornborg, L. Olsson and H. Thorén. (2018). "Toward an alternative dialogue between the social and natural sciences." Ecology and Society 23 (4):14.

Persson, J., Thorén, H., Olsson, L. (2018). "The interdisciplinary decision problem: Popperian optimism and Kuhnian pessimism in forestry." Ecology and Society, 23(3).

Sahlin, N-E. (ed.) (2018). VBE politik, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Sahlin, N-E. (2018). Förord, i Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). VBE politik, s. 9-17, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Sahlin, N-E. (ed.) (2018). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Sahlin, N-E. (2018). "It's values that matter", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 77-86, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Stenwall, R., Persson, J., Sahlin, N-E. (2018). "A New Challenge for Objective Uncertainties and The Propensity Theorist", Metaphysica, published online 2018-01-24.

Stenwall, R. (2018). "Some rather rational reflections on the irrationality of reflection", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 87-92, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Vareman, N. (2018). "Rules, norms, evidence and proven experience", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 93-99, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Wahlberg, L. (2018). "Helheten och delarna - kan "vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet" alltid reduceras till "vetenskap", "och" och "beprövad erfarenhet"?", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 101-113, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Wahlberg, L., Rätten till ersättning för gränsöverskridande vård och kravet på vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet. Förvaltningsrättslig tidskrift (4) 2018, 789-817.

Wallin, A. (2018). "Science, proven experience and good sense", in Sahlin, N-E. (ed.). Science and Proven Experience Johannes, pp. 115-121, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Wallin, A., Sahlin, N-E. and Bruine de Bruin, W. (2018). "Incontinence affects more than 200m people worldwide, so why isn't more being done to find a cure?" The Conversation.



Bruine de Bruin, W., Wallin, A., Parker, A.M., Strough, J. & Hanmer, J. (2017). "Effects of anti- vs. pro-vaccine narratives on responses by recipients varying in numeracy: A cross-sectional survey-based experiment." Medical Decision Making, 37, 860-870.

Bruine de Bruin, W., Fischhoff, B. (2017). "Eliciting probabilistic expectations: Collaborations between psychologists and econnomists.", PNAS, 114(13)3297-3304. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1615461114

Brännmark, J. (2017). "Respect for Persons in Bioethics: Towards a Human Rights-Based Account." Human Rights Review 18 (2): 171-187.

Brännmark, J. (2017). "Patients as Rights Holders." Hastings Center Report 47 (4): 32-39.

Canfield, C., Davis, A.L., Fischhoff, B., Forget, A., Pearman, S., & Thomas, J. (2017). Replication: Challenges in using data logs to validate phishing detection ability metrics.

Chin, A., & Bruine de Bruin, W. (2017). "Understanding the formation of consumers’ stock market expectations." Journal of Consumer Affairs, 51, 200-210.

Dewitt, B., Fischhoff, B., Davis, A.L., & Hanmer, J. (2017). "An approach to reconciling competing ethical principles in aggregating heterogeneous health preferences." Medical Decision Making, 37, 647-656.

Drummond, C., & Fischhoff, B. (2017). "Individuals with greater science literacy and education have more polarized beliefs on controversial science topics". PNAS, 114, 9587-9592.

Fischhoff, B. (2017). "Breaking ground for psychological science: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration." American Psychologist, 72(2). 118-125. doi: 10.1037/a0040438

Götherström, C., Hermerén, G., Johansson, M., Sahlin, N-E., Westgren, M. (2017). "Stem cells fetal therapy: is it a reality?", Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, 27(5) May 2017.

Krishnamurti, T., Davis, A.L., Wong-Parodi, G., Fischhoff, B., Sadovsky, Y., & Simhan, H. (2017).  "Developing and testing of MyHealthyPregnancy: A behavioral decision research-based tool for assessing and communicating pregnancy risk." JMIR mHealth uHealth, 5(4), e42. DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.7036

Kärreman, D., Levay, C. (2017). "The interplay of text, meaning and practice: methodological considerations on discourse analysis in medical education.Medical Education, 51: 72-80.

Persson, J., Vareman, N., Wallin, A., Wahlberg, L., Sahlin, N-E. (2017). "Science and proven experience: a Swedish variety of evidence-based medicine and a way to better risk analysis?", Journal of Risk Research, published online 06 Dec.

Persson, A. och Persson, J. (2017). "Vetenskaplig grund och beprövad erfarenhet i högre utbildning och skola." i Sahlin, N-E. (red), VBE Skola, ss. 39-48, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Persson, J. (2017). "Är vetenskaplig grund och beprövad erfarenhet i skolan samma sak som vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet i hälso- och sjukvård?" i Sahlin, N-E. (red), VBE Skola, ss. 49-60, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Sahlin, N-E. (red), (2017). VBE Skola, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Sahlin, N-E. (red), (2017). VBE Miljö, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Taylor, A., Dessai, S., Bruine de Bruin, W. (2017). "Public priorities and expectations of climate change impacts in the United Kingdom.", Journal of Risk Research.

Vareman, N. (2017). "VBE i evidensbaserad miljövård." i Sahlin, N-E. (red), VBE Miljö, ss. 43-51, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Wahlberg, L., ”Legal Ontology, Scientific Expertise and the Factual World”, Journal of Social Ontology, 3:1.

Wahlberg, L., Persson, J. (2017). "Importing Notions in Health Law: Science and Proven Experience", European Journal of Health Law, 24.

Wahlberg, L., Sahlin, N-E. (2017). "Om icke vedertagna behandlingsmetoder och kravet på vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet." Förvaltningsrättslig tidskrift, 2017:1.

Wong-Parodi, G., & Bruine de Bruin, W. (2017). "Informing public perceptions about climate change: A ‘mental models’ approach." Science and Engineering Ethics, 23, 1369-1153.



Anttila, S och Axelsson, S. (2016). "Vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet vid SBU." i Sahlin, N-E. (red), VBE Medicin, ss. 9-16, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Anttila, S., Persson, J., Vareman, N., Sahlin, N.-E. (2016). "Conclusiveness resolves the conflict between quality of evidence and imprecision in GRADE." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 75: 1-5.

Blennow, K., Persson, J., Persson, E., Hanewinkel, M. (2016). "Forest owners' response to climate change: university education trumps value profile." PLOS ONE, May.

Bruine de Bruin, W., Lefevre, C., Taylor A.L., Dessai, S., Fischhoff, B., Kovats, S. (2016). "Promoting protection against a threat that evokes positive affect: The case of heatwaves in the UK." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22, 261-271.

Fischhoff, B. (2016a). "Conditions for sustainability science." Environment, 58(1): 20-24. doi: 10.1080/00139157.2016.1112168

Krishnamurti, T., & Argo, N. (2016). "A patient-centered approach to informed consent: Results from a survey and randomized trial." Medical Decision Making, 36, 726-740.

Levay, C. (2016). "Kvalitetsregister som bryggor mellan vetenskap och praktik." i Sahlin, N-E. (red), VBE Medicin, ss. 17-24, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Levay, C. (2016a). "Policies to foster quality improvement registries: lessons from the Swedish case." Journal of Internal Medicine, 279(2): 160-172.

Levay, C. (2016b). "Health care transparency in organizational perspective." In E. Ferlie, K. Montgomery, & A. R. Pedersen (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management, pp. 393–412. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pärnamets, P., Johansson, R., Gidlöf, K. & Wallin, A. (2016). "How information availability interacts with visual attention during judgment and decision tasks." Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29(2-3), 218-231. DOI: 10.1002/bdm.1902

Sahlin, N-E. (red), (2016). VBE Medicin, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Sahlin, N-E. (red.), (2016). VBE Juridik, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Sahlin, N-E., Wahlberg, L. (2016). "Kliniskt bruk av obrukade metoder är juridiskt reglerat." Läkartidningen, 113:D4WS. (In Swedish).

Sahlin, N-E. och Wahlberg, L. (2016). "Klinisk användning av oprövade metoder är juridiskt reglerad." i Sahlin, N-E. (red), VBE Juridik, ss. 57-65, Media-Tryck, Lunds universitet, Lund.

Wahlberg, L. (2016). "Konceptuella utmaningar för rättssäkerheten i gränslandet mellan juridik och medicin." i Sahlin, N-E. (red), VBE Juridik, ss. 47-55, Media-Tryck, Lunds universtitet, Lund.



Brännmark, J. (2015). "Ohälsosamma vanor och folkhälsopolitisk paternalism." Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, 2/15, 1-12.

Fischhoff, B. (2015). "The realities of risk-cost-benefit analysis." Science, 30 October 2015, Vol 350 Issue 6260. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa6516

Krishnamurti, T., Woloshin, S., Schwartz, L.M., & Fischhoff, B. (2015). "A randomized trial testing FDA "breakthrough" language." JAMA Internal Medicine. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.5355

Olsson, L., Jerneck, A., Thorén, H., Persson, J., O'Byrne, D. (2015). "Why resilience is unappealing to social science: Theoretical and empirical investigations of the scientific use of resilience." Science Advances 1(4e1400217).

Persson, J., Wahlberg, L. (2015). "Vår erfarenhet av beprövad erfarenhet: några begreppsprofiler och ett verktyg för precisering." Läkartidningen, 12/2015; 49(112).

Persson, J., Sahlin, N-E., Wallin, A. (2015). "Climate change, values, and the cultural cognition thesis." Environmental Science and Policy, 52, 1-5.

Sahlin, N.-E. (2015). "Låt min vilja vara skäl nog." In Tankar om medicinsk etik 30 år med Statens medicinsk-etiska råd, pp. 101-123, SMER, Stockholm.

Senneby, A., Mejàre, I., Sahlin, N-E., Svensäter, G., Rohlin, M. (2015). "Diagnostic Accuracy of Different Caries Risk Assessment Methods. A Systematic Review." Journal of Dentistry. In press. Avaliable online: doi:10.1016/j.jdent.2015.10.011

Wallin, A., McElreath, R. (2015). "Strategies for advice taking: The role of epistemic social information." Economics & Philosophy, 31(1): 67-91.

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