The Perception of Risk
By (author) Paul Slovic
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Perception of Risk by Paul Slovic
Book DescriptionThe concept of risk is an outgrowth of our society's great concern about coping with the dangers of modern life. The Perception of Risk brings together the work of Paul Slovic, one of the world's leading analysts of risk, risk perception and risk management, to examine the gap between expert views of risk and public perceptions. Ordered chronologically, it allows the reader to see the evolution of our understanding of such perceptions, from early studies identifying public misconceptions of risk to recent work that recognizes the importance and legitimacy of equity, trust, power and other value-laden issues underlying public concern.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853835285
(234mm x 156mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Slovic
Feeling of Risk, Paperback (August 2010)
Explores the conception of 'risk as feelings' and examines the interaction of feeling and cognition in the perception of risk. This book highlights perspectives on risk arising from cultural worldviews and concerns about specific hazards pertaining to blood transfusion, biotechnology, prescription drugs, smoking, terrorism, and nanotechnology.
Construction of Preference, Hardback (September 2006)
Describes the concept of preference construction within psychology, economics, marketing, law, and environmental policy.
Social Amplification of Risk, Paperback (July 2003)
This volume brings together case studies and theoretical work informed by the social amplification of risk framework.
Acceptable Risk, Paperback (January 1984)» View all books by Paul Slovic
A framework for making decisions about risks, with recommendations for research, public policy, and practice.
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Author Biography - Paul Slovic
Paul Slovic is President of Decision Research and Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon.
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