Very Short Introductions
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|Format:||Paperback, 184 pages|
|Other Information: ||15 black and white halftones|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 26 May 2011|
We find risks everywhere--from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to intimacy, online predators, identity theft, inflation, and robbery. They arise from our own acts and they are imposed on us. In this Very Short Introduction, Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany draw on the sciences and humanities to explore and explain the many kinds of risk. Using simple conceptual frameworks from decision theory and behavioural research, they examine the science and practice of creating measures of risk, showing how scientists address risks by combining historical records, scientific theories, probability, and expert judgment.Risk: A Very Short Introduction describes what has been learned by cognitive scientists about how people deal with risks, applying these lessons to diverse examples, and demonstrating how understanding risk can aid choices in everyday life and public policies for health, safety, environment, finance, and many other topics.
Table of Contents
1. Risk decisions; 2. Defining risks; 3. Analyzing risks; 4. Risk perceptions; 5. Risk communication; 6. Reconciling risks; 7. Risk, culture and society
About the Author
Baruch Fischhoff is Howard Heinz University Professor in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. John Kadvany is a consultant whose clients include the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.
|Publisher: ||Oxford University Press|
|Dimensions: ||17.0 x 11.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.15 kg)|