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Peters, H. P. (2023).
Public engagement as rhetoric, persuasion as practice.
Mètode Science Studies Journal, 14, 5.

Peters, H. P. (2023).
Sharon Dunwoody’s legacy. Three timely lessons for us.
Science Communication, first published online January 16, 2023.

Peters, H. P. (2022).
The role of organizations in the public communication of science. Early research, recent studies, and open questions.
Studies in Communication Sciences, 22(3), 551–558.

Peters, H. P. (2021).
Scientists as public experts. Expectations and responsibilities.
In M. Bucchi & B. Trench (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (3rd ed., pp. 114-128). London: Routledge.

Peters, H. P., Lehmkuhl, M., & Fähnrich, B. (2020).
Germany: Continuity and change marked by a turbulent history.
In T. Gascoigne et al. (Eds.), Communicating Science. A Global Perspective (pp. 317-350). Acton, AU: ANU Press.

Peters, H. P. (2020).
科學傳播的範疇:是知識散播還是公民參與?[Science Communication: Knowledge Dissemination or Public Engagement?].
Journal of Communication Research and Practice, 10(1), 1-18.

Lo, Y.-Y., Huang, C. J., & Peters, H. P. (2019).
Do organizational interests interfere with public communication of science? An explorative study of public relations of scientific organizations in Taiwan.
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 13(4), 557-574.

Peters, H. P. (2019).
WissenschaftlerInnen als Kommunikatoren.
In B. Fähnrich, J. Metag, S. Post, & M. S. Schäfer (Eds.), Forschungsfeld Hochschulkommunikation (pp. 209-225). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Görke, A., & Peters, H. P. (2017).
Wider den Immermehrismus. Ein Plädoyer für mehr Gelassenheit im Umgang mit den Herausforderungen der Wissenschaftskommunikation.
Forschung & Lehre, 24(9), 768-769.

Peters, H. P., & Dunwoody, S. (2016).
Scientific uncertainty in media content: Introduction to this special issue.
Public Understanding of Science, 25(8), 893-908.

Lehmkuhl, M., & Peters, H. P. (2016).
Constructing (un-)certainty: An exploration of journalistic decision-making in the reporting of neuroscience.
Public Understanding of Science, 25(8), 909-926.

Peters, H. P., Dunwoody, S., Allgaier, J., Lo, Y. Y., & Brossard, D. (2014).
Public communication of science 2.0. Is the communication of science via the “new media” online a genuine transformation or old wine in new bottles?
MBO reports, 15(7), 749-753.

Peters, H. P. (2014).
The two cultures: Scientists and journalists, not an outdated relationship.
Métode Science Studies Journal, 4, 163-169.

Peters, H. P., Allgaier, J., Dunwoody, S., Lo, Y.-Y., Brossard, D., & Jung, A. (2013).
Medialisierung der Neurowissenschaften: Bedeutung journalistischer Medien für die Wissenschafts-Governance.
In E. Grande, D. Jansen, O. Jarren, A. Rip, U. Schimank, & P. Weingart (Eds.), Neue Governance der Wissenschaft: Reorganisation – externe Anforderungen – Medialisierung (pp. 311-335). Bielefeld: transcript.

Peters, H. P. (2013).
Gap between science and media revisited: Scientists as public communicators. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(Supplement 3), 14102-14109. doi:10.1073/pnas.1212745110

Peters, H. P. (2012).
Scientific sources and the mass media: Forms and consequences of medialization.
In S. Rödder, M. Franzen, & P. Weingart (Eds.), The Sciences’ Media Connection – Public Communication and its Repercussions (pp. 217-239). Dordrecht, NL: Springer.

Petersen, I., Heinrichs, H., & Peters, H. P. (2010).
Mass-mediated expertise as informal policy advice.
Science, Technology & Human Values, 35(6), 865-887.

Peters, H. P. (Ed.) (2009).
Medienorientierung biomedizinischer Forscher im internationalen Vergleich. Die Schnittstelle von Wissenschaft & Journalismus und ihre politische Relevanz.
Jülich: Forschungszentrum Jülich.
[urn:nbn:de:0001-00542, Open Access]

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Peters, H. P., Brossard, D., de Cheveigné, S., Dunwoody, S., Kallfass, M., Miller, S., & Tsuchida, S. (2008).
Science communication: Interactions with the mass media.
Science, 321(5886), 204-205.

Peters, H. P., Lang, J. T., Sawicka, M., & Hallman, W. K. (2007).
Culture and technological innovation: Impact of institutional trust and appreciation of nature on attitudes towards food biotechnology in the USA and Germany.
International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 19(2), 191-220.

Peters, H. P., & Heinrichs, H. (2005).
Öffentliche Kommunikation über Klimawandel und Sturmflutrisiken: Bedeutungskonstruktion durch Experten, Journalisten und Bürger.
Jülich: Forschungszentrum Jülich.
[urn:nbn:de:0001-00303, Open Access]

Book cover climate change

Peters, H. P. (2000).
The committed are hard to persuade. Recipients’ thoughts during exposure to newspaper and TV stories on genetic engineering and their effect on attitudes.
New Genetics and Society, 19(3), 365-381.

Peters, H. P. (1995).
The interaction of journalists and scientific experts: Co-operation and conflict between two professional cultures.
Media, Culture & Society, 17(1), 31-48.

Peters, H. P. (1994).
Wissenschaftliche Experten in der öffentlichen Kommunikation über Technik, Umwelt und Risiken.
Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 46(special issue 34), 162-190.

Peters, H. P., Albrecht, G., Hennen, L., & Stegelmann, H. U. (1990).
Chernobyl and the nuclear-power issue in West-German public opinion.
Journal of Environmental Psychology, 10(2), 121-134.