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The Perception of risk

Author: Slovic, Paul Series: Risk, society, and policy Publisher: Earthscan, 2000.Language: EnglishDescription: 473 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1853835285Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Perception of Risk Contents List of Figures List of Tables Foreword by Gilbert F White Acknowledgments Acronyms and Abbreviations Introduction and Overview by Paul Slovic 1 Decision Processes, Rationality and Adjustment to Natural Hazards Paul Slovic, Howard Kunreuther and Gilbert White 2 Cognitive Processes and Societal Risk Taking Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff and Sarah Lichtenstein 3 Preference for Insuring Against Probable Small Losses: Insurance Implications Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff, Sarah Lichtenstein, Bernard Corrigan and Barbara Combs 51 4 Accident Probabilities and Seat Belt Usage: A Psychological Perspective Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff and Sarah Lichtenstein 5 How Safe Is Safe Enough? A Psychometric Study of Attitudes Toward Technological Risks and Benefits Baruch Fischhoff, Paul Slovic, Sarah Lichtenstein, Stephen Read and Barbara Combs 6 Rating the Risks Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff and Sarah Lichtenstein 7 Weighing the Risks: Which Risks are Acceptable? Baruch Fischhoff, Paul Slovic and Sarah Lichtenstein 8 Facts and Fears: Understanding Perceived Risk Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff and Sarah Lichtenstein viii xi xv xvii xix xxi 1 32 73 80 104 121 137 v i The Perception of Risk 9 Response Mode, Framing and Information-processing Effects in Risk Assessment Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff and Sarah Lichtenstein 10 The Nature of Technological Hazard Christoph Hohenemser, Robert W Kates and Paul Slovic 11 Informing and Educating the Public about Risk Paul Slovic 12 Perception of Risk from Automobile Safety Defects Paul Slovic, Donald G MacGregor and Nancy N Kraus 13 Perception of Risk Paul Slovic 14 The Social Amplification of Risk: A Conceptual Framework Roger E Kasperson, Ortwin Renn, Paul Slovic, Halina S Brown, Jacque Emel, Robert Goble, Jeanne X Kasperson and Samuel Ratick 15 The Perception and Management of Therapeutic Risk Paul Slovic 16 Perception of Risk from Radiation Paul Slovic 17 Perceived Risk, Trust and the Politics of Nuclear Waste Paul Slovic, James Flynn and Mark Layman 18 Intuitive Toxicology: Expert and Lay Judgments of Chemical Risks Nancy Kraus, Torbjörn Malmfors and Paul Slovic 19 Perceived Risk, Trust and Democracy Paul Slovic 20 Adolescent Health-threatening and Health-enhancing Behaviors: A Study of Word Association and Imagery Alida Benthin, Paul Slovic, Patricia Moran, Herbert Severson, C K Mertz and Meg Gerrard 21 Technological Stigma Robin Gregory, James Flynn and Paul Slovic 341 275 246 220 199 182 168 154 232 264 285 316 327 22 Probability, Danger and Coercion: A Study of Risk Perception and Decision-making in Mental Health Law Paul Slovic and John Monahan 347 23 Do Adolescent Smokers Know the Risks? Paul Slovic 364 24 Insensitivity to the Value of a Human Life: A Study of Psychophysical Numbing David Fetherstonhaugh, Paul Slovic, Stephen M Johnson and James Friedrich 25 Trust, Emotion, Sex, Politics and Science: Surveying the Risk-assessment Battlefield Paul Slovic 26 The Affect Heuristic in Judgments of Risks and Benefits Melissa L Finucane, Ali Alhakami, Paul Slovic and Stephen M Johnson References Index 413 430 462 372 390

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