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The Feeling of Risk: New Perspectives on Risk Perception / Edition 1

The Feeling of Risk: New Perspectives on Risk Perception / Edition 1

by Paul Slovic
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ISBN-13: 9781849711487
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Series: Earthscan Risk in Society Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Paul Slovic is a founder and President of Decision Research, a non-profit research organization investigating human judgment, decision-making, and risk. He is also a Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Oregon and a past President of the Society for Risk Analysis.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures vii

Acronyms and Abbreviations xv

Acknowledgements xvii

Introduction and Overview Paul Slovic xix

I Risk as Feelings

1 The Affect Heuristic and the Attractiveness of Simple Gambles Ian Bateman Sam Dent Ellen Peters Paul Slovic Chris Starmer 3

2 Risk as Analysis and Risk as Feelings: Some Thoughts about Affect, Reason, Risk and Rationality Paul Slovic Melissa L. Finucane Ellen Peters Donald G. MacGregor 21

3 Attentional Mechanisms in the Generation of Sympathy Stephan Dickert Paul Slovic 37

4 Sympathy and Callousness: The Impact of Deliberative Thought on Donations to Identifiable and Statistical Victims Deborah A. Small George Loewenstein Paul Slovic 51

5 The More Who Die, the Less We Care Paul Slovic 69

6 Numbers and Nerves: Toward an Affective Apprehension of Environmental Risk Scott Slovic Paul Slovic 79

7 Cigarette Smokers: Rational Actors or Rational Fools" Paul Slovic 85

8 Affect, Risk Perception and Future Optimism After the Tsunami Disaster Daniel Västfjäll Ellen Peters Paul Slovic 109

II Culture, Cognition and Risk

9 Gender, Race and Perceived Risk: The 'White-Male' Effect Melissa L. Finucane Paul Slovic C. K. Mertz James Flynn Terre Satterfield 125

10 Discrimination, Vulnerability and Justice in the Face of Risk Terre Satterfield C. K. Mertz Paul Slovic 141

11 Culture and Identity-Protective Cognition: Explaining the White-Male Effect in Risk Perception Dan M. Kahan Donald Braman John Gastil Paul Slovic C. K. Mertz 163

12 Fear of Democracy: A Cultural Evaluation of Sunstein on Risk Dan M. Kahan Paul Slovic Donald Braman John Gastil 183

13 Risk Lived, Stigma Experienced Terre Satterfield Paul Slovic Robin Gregory James Flynn C. K. Mertz 215

III Psychometric Studies

14 Public Perception of the Risk of Blood Transfusion Melissa L. Finucane Paul Slovic C. K. Mertz 235

15 Expert and Public Perception of Risk from Biotechnology Lucia Savadori Stefania Savio Eraldo Nicotra Rino Rumiati Melissa L. Finucane Paul Slovic 245

16 Risk Perception of Prescription Drugs: Results of a National Survey Paul Slovic Ellen Peters John Grana Susan Berger Gretchen S. Dieck 261

17 Predicting and Modelling Public Response to a Terrorist Strike William J. Burns Paul Slovic 285

18 Cultural Cognition of the Risks and Benefits of Nanotechnology Dan M. Kahan Donald Braman Paul Slovic John Gastil Geoffrey Cohen 307

IV Risk Knowledge and Risk Communication

19 The Social Amplification of Risk: Assessing Fifteen Years of Research and Theory Jeanne X. Kasperson Roger E. Kasperson Nick Pidgeon Paul Slovic 317

20 Numeracy Skill and the Communication, Comprehension and Use of Risk-Benefit Information Ellen Peters Judith Hibbard Paul Slovic Nathan Dieckmann 345

21 Public Understanding of the Illnesses Caused by Cigarette Smoking Neil D.Weinstein Paul Slovic Erika Waters Ginger Gibson 353

22 The Impact and Acceptability of Canadian-style Cigarette Warning Labels Among US Smokers and Nonsmokers Ellen Peters Daniel Romer Paul Slovic Kathleen Hall Jamieson Leisha Wharfield C. K. Mertz Stephanie M. Carpenter 365

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