Dr. Niels Haase

Dr. Niels Haase

Assistant Professor

Office: MG 1 / 317

Phone: +49 361 737-2212
E-mail: niels.haase@uni-erfurt.de

Office hours: Tuesday, 12:00-13:00

PLEASE NOTE:  No office hours on 31.05.2022

Office hours are held in my Webex-Room: uni-erfurt.webex.com/meet/niels.haase

Positions & Memberships


Research focus

  • Optimism biases
  • Measurement of probability and risk perceptions
  • Risk perception & risk communication


Haase, N., Schmid, P., & Betsch, C. (2020). Impact of disease risk on the narrative bias in vaccination risk perceptions. Psychology & Health, 35(3), 346–365. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2019.1630561

Betsch, C., Böhm, R., Airhihenbuwa, C. O., Butler, R., Chapman, G. B., Haase, N., … Uskul, A. K. (2016). Improving medical decision making and health promotion through culture-sensitive health communication: An agenda for science and practice. Medical Decision Making, 36(7), 811–833. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0272989X15600434

Haase, N., Betsch, C., & Renkewitz, F. (2015). Source credibility and the biasing effect of narrative information on the perception of vaccination risks. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, 20(8), 920–929. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2015.1018605

Betsch, C.*, Haase, N.*, Renkewitz, F., & Schmid, P. (2015). The narrative bias revisited: What drives the biasing influence of narrative information on risk perceptions? Judgment and Decision Making, 10(3), 241–264. (*shared first authorship) http://journal.sjdm.org/14/141206a/jdm141206a.pdf

Haase, N., Renkewitz, F., & Betsch, C. (2013). The measurement of subjective probability: Evaluating the sensitivity and accuracy of various scales. Risk Analysis, 33(10), 1812–1828. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.12025

Betsch, C., Renkewitz, F., & Haase, N. (2013). Effect of narrative reports about vaccine adverse events and bias-awareness disclaimers on vaccine decisions: A simulation of an online patient social network. Medical Decision Making, 33(1), 14–25. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272989x12452342

Haase, N., & Betsch, C. (2012). Parents trust other parents: Lay vaccination narratives on the web may create doubt about vaccination safety. Medical Decision Making, 32(4), 645. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272989x12445286

Betsch, C., Brewer, N. T., Brocard, P., Davies, P., Gaissmaier, W., Haase, N., … Stryk, M. (2012). Opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0 for vaccination decisions. Vaccine, 30(25), 3727–3733. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.02.025

Dahle, K.-P., & Haase, N. (2008). Psychopathie [Psychopathy]. In R. Volbert & M. Steller (Eds.), Handbuch der Rechtspsychologie [Handbook of forensic psychology] (pp. 68–77). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.