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Rating the Risks: The Structure Of Expert And Lay Perceptions

  • Paul Slovic
  • Baruch Fischhoff
  • Sarah Lichtenstein
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 4)

Abstract

People respond to the hazards they perceive. If their perceptions are faulty, efforts at public and environmental protection are likely to be misdirected. In order to improve hazard management, a risk assessment industry has developed over the last decade which combines the efforts of physical, biological, and social scientists in an attempt to identify hazards and measure the frequency and magnitude of their consequences (1).

Keywords

Risk Perception Flood Plain Fault Tree Nuclear Regulatory Commission Hazard Management 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Slovic
    • 1
  • Baruch Fischhoff
    • 1
  • Sarah Lichtenstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Decision Research, A Branch of PerceptronicsEugeneUSA

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