"The 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."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Decision Processes, Rationality and Adjustment to Natural Hazards / Paul Slovic chapter 2 Cognitive Processes and Societal Risk Taking / Paul Slovic chapter 3 Preference for Insuring Against Probable Small Losses: Insurance Implications / Paul Slovic chapter 4 Accident Probabilities and Seat Belt Usage: A Psychological Perspective / Paul Slovic chapter 5 How Safe Is Safe Enough? A Psychometric Study of Attitudes Toward Technological Risks and Benefits / Baruch Fischhoff chapter 6 Rating the Risks / Paul Slovic chapter 7 Weighing the Risks: Which Risks are Acceptable? / Baruch Fischhoff chapter 8 Facts and Fears: Understanding Perceived Risk / Paul Slovic chapter 9 Response Mode, Framing and Information-processing Effects in Risk Assessment / Paul Slovic chapter 10 The Nature of Technological Hazard / Christoph Hohenemser chapter 11 Informing and Educating the Public about Risk / Paul Slovic chapter 12 Perception of Risk from Automobile Safety Defects / Paul Slovic chapter 13 Perception of Risk / Paul Slovic chapter 14 The Social Amplification of Risk: A Conceptual Framework / Roger E Kasperson chapter 15 The Perception and Management of Therapeutic Risk / Paul Slovic chapter 16 Perception of Risk from Radiation / Paul Slovic chapter 17 Perceived Risk, Trust and the Politics of Nuclear Waste / Paul Slovic chapter 18 Intuitive Toxicology: Expert and Lay Judgments of Chemical Risks / Nancy Kraus chapter 19 Perceived Risk, Trust and Democracy / Paul Slovic chapter 20 Adolescent Health-threatening and Health-enhancing Behaviors: A Study of Word Association and Imagery / Alida Benthin chapter 21 Technological Stigma / Robin Gregory chapter 22 Probability, Danger and Coercion: A Study of Risk Perception and Decision-making in Mental Health Law / Paul Slovic chapter 23 Do Adolescent Smokers Know the Risks? / Paul Slovic chapter 24 Insensitivity to the Value of a Human Life: A Study of Psychophysical Numbing / David Fetherstonhaugh chapter 25 Trust, Emotion, Sex, Politics and Science: Surveying the Risk-assessment Battlefield / Paul Slovic chapter 26 The Affect Heuristic in Judgments of Risks and Benefits / Melissa L Finucane.