Perception of Risk,10.1126/science.3563507,Science,Paul Slovic

Perception of Risk   (Citations: 1346)
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Studies of risk perception examine the judgments people make when they are asked to characterize and evaluate hazardous activities and technologies. This research aims to aid risk analysis and policy-making by (i) providing a basis for understanding and anticipating public responses to hazards and (ii) improving the communication of risk information among lay people, technical experts, and decision-makers. This work assumes that those who promote and regulate health and safety need to understand how people think about and respond to risk. Without such understanding, well-intended policies may be ineffective.
Journal: Science , vol. 236, no. 4799, pp. 280-285, 1987
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    • ...Published studies of how the public perceive emerging technologies suggest that citizens care about these elements of oversight and that these elements affect attitudes, trust, and, ultimately, willingness to accept emerging technology products (Hamlett et al. 2008; ICTA 2008; Macoubrie 2005, 2006; Siegrist 2000; Siegrist et al. 2007; Slovic 1987)...

    Gurumurthy RamachandranSusanet al. Recommendations for oversight of nanobiotechnology: dynamic oversight ...

    • ...Hazard profiles have been used for a long time in environmental decision making for prospecting public perception of new, unknown, or high scale risks (see Slovic 1987; Slovic and Weber 2002)...

    Mária Csutoraet al. Maximizing the Efficiency of Greenhouse Gas Related Consumer Policy

    • ...The siting of new nuclear power plants is difficult precisely because of the resistance of local and regional residents and the overall fear US residents have of nuclear accidents and nuclear waste (Slovic 1987; Kunreuther et al. 1990; Flynn et al. 1994; Burger 2004; Greenberg et al. 2002)...
    • ...Health concerns over nuclear power have long been recognized as a risk perception challenge (Slovic 1987)...

    Joanna Burgeret al. Information needs for siting new, and evaluating current, nuclear faci...

    • ...The perceived ability to control risk is therefore a key element in the decision to act and take preventive measures (Baum et al. 1983; Slovic 1987)...

    Gloria Domínguezet al. A wish, a fear and a complaint: understanding the (dis)engagement of f...

    • ...This approach identifies numerous factors responsible for influencing individual perceptions of risk, including voluntary, dread, newness and other factors (Tversky and Kahneman 1974; Fischhoff et al. 1978; Slovic et al. 1980, 1984; Slovic 1987)...
    • ...Risk perception studies have surveyed a wide range of hazardous events that mainly consist of technical, environmental and natural hazards (Ho et al. 2008; Xie and Xu 2002; Slovic 1987, 1992; Grothmann and Reusswig 2006; Lindell 2000; Lin et al. 2008)...
    • ...For the first group, the questionnaire was developed mainly based on the research of risk perception by Slovic (1987)...
    • ...The questionnaire used had four sections, as did in Fischhoff et al. (1978) and Slovic (1987), which use psychophysical scaling and multivariate analysis techniques to produce quantitative representations of risk attitudes and perceptions...
    • ...Here, nine qualitative characteristics of perceived risk have been compiled from the literature (Fischhoff et al. 1978; Slovic 1987), including ‘‘voluntary’’, ‘‘immediate’’, ‘‘known to exposed’’, ‘‘known to science’’, ‘‘not controllable’’, ‘‘new’’, ‘‘chronic’’, ‘‘common’’ and ‘‘certainly not fatal’’...
    • ...2 and 3). To investigate the characteristics of perceived risk in different social environments, we have included some of the results of a study by Slovic (1987) in our table for the purpose of comparison...
    • ...Source: Fischhoff et al. (1978), Slovic (1987)...
    • ...The ranking in this table is based on the relative importance of the geometric mean of individual rankings in each group ‘‘*’’: The results are quoted from Slovic (1987) 638 Nat Hazards (2011) 56:633‐648...
    • ...The ranking in this table is based on the relative importance of the geometric mean of individual rankings in each group ‘‘*’’: The results are quoted from Slovic (1987)...
    • ...Values in this table are the geometric means of the individual estimates within each group ‘‘*’’: The results are quoted from Slovic (1987) Nat Hazards (2011) 56:633‐648 639...

    Yi GeWeiet al. Risk perception and hazard mitigation in the Yangtze River Delta regio...

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