Rocio Garcia-Retamero

Associate Professor, University of Granada, Spain

Dr. Rocio Garcia-Retamero is Associate Professor in the Experimental Psychology Department at the University of Granada (Spain). She is an expert in risk perception and the psychology of health decision making. 


Selected publications

Petrova, D., Kostopoulou, O., Delaney, B., Cokely, E. T., & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2018). Strengths and gaps in physicians’ risk communication: A scenario study of the influence of numeracy on cancer screening communication. Medical Decision Making, 38, 355−365.

Garcia-Retamero, R., & Cokely, E. T. (2017). Designing visual aids that promote risk literacy: A systematic review of health research and evidence-based design heuristics. Human Factors, 59, 582−627.

Gigerenzer, G., & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2017). Cassandra’s regret: The psychology of not wanting to know. Psychological Review, 124, 179−196.

Petrova, D., Garcia-Retamero, R., Catena, A., Cokely, E. T., Heredia, A., Arrebola, A., Ramirez-Hernández, J. A. (2017). Numeracy predicts risk of pre-hospital decision delay: A retrospective study of acute coronary syndrome survival. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, 292−306.

Garcia-Retamero, R., Cokely, E. T., Ghazal, S., & Joeris, A. (2016). Measuring graph literacy without a test: A brief subjective assessment. Medical Decision Making. 36, 854−867.

Garcia-Retamero, R., Cokely, E. T., Wicki, B., & Joeris, B. (2016). Improving risk literacy in surgeons. Patient Education and Counseling, 99, 1156-1161.

Petrova, D., Garcia-Retamero, R., Catena, A., & van der Pligt, J. (2016). To screen or not to screen: What factors influence complex screening decisions? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22, 247−260.

Garcia-Retamero, R., Cokely, E. T., & Hoffrage, U. (2015). Visual aids improve diagnostic inferences and metacognitive judgment calibration. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 932.

Garcia-Retamero, R., Andrade, A., Sharit, J., & Ruiz, J. G. (2015). Is patient’s numeracy related to physical and mental health? Medical Decision Making, 35, 501−511.

Garcia-Retamero, R., & Cokely, E. (2014). The influence of skills, message frame, and visual aids on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27, 179–189.

Garcia-Retamero, R., Wicki, B., Cokely, E. T., & Hanson, B. (2014). Factors predicting surgeons’ preferred and actual roles in Interactions with their patients. Health Psychology, 33, 920-928.

Garcia-Retamero, R., & Cokely, E. T. (2013). Communicating health risks with visual aids. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22, 392−399.