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Slovic, Paul 1938-

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Works: 173 works in 324 publications in 1 language and 5,879 library holdings
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BF441, 362.296
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Most widely held works by Paul Slovic
Judgment under uncertainty : heuristics and biases by Amos Tversky ( Book )
30 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thirty-five chapters in this book describe various judgmental heuristics and the biases they produce, not only in laboratory experiments but in important social, medical, and political situations as well. Individual chapters discuss the representativeness and availability heuristics, problems in judging covariation and control, overconfidence, multistage inference, social perception, medical diagnosis, risk perception, and methods for correcting and improving judgments under uncertainty. About half of the chapters are edited versions of classic articles; the remaining chapters are newly written for this book. Most review multiple studies or entire subareas of research and application rather than describing single experimental studies. This book will be useful to a wide range of students and researchers, as well as to decision makers seeking to gain insight into their judgments and to improve them
Smoking : risk, perception & policy by Paul Slovic ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The basis for this study are two extensive telephone surveys (designed by Slovic and the other contributors to this volume) that were conducted between 1999- 2000, recording the responses of over 4000 people
Smoking risk, perception & policy ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The irrational economist : making decisions in a dangerous world by Erwann Michel-Kerjan ( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores how discoveries in decision sciences will enhance traditional ideas about economics and challenges the conventional wisdom about how to make the right decisions
The perception of risk by Paul Slovic ( Book )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The construction of preference by Sarah Lichtenstein ( Book )
12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When asked to make a decision, people often don't really know what they want; they must construct their preferences 'on the spot'. This book describes the concept of preference construction, tracing the blossoming of this idea within psychology, economics, marketing, law, and environmental policy
Challenges in risk assessment and risk management ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The social amplification of risk ( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume, edited by three of the world's leading analysts of risk and its communication, brings together contributions from a group of international experts working in the field of risk perception and risk communication. Key conceptual issues are discussed as well as a range of recent case studies (spanning BSE and food safety, AIDS/HIV, nuclear power, child protection, Y2K, electromagnetic fields, and waste incineration) that take forward the state-of-the-art in risk amplification theory
Risk, media, and stigma : understanding public challenges to modern science and technology by Paul Slovic ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The benefits of modern technology often involve health, safety and environmental risks that produce public suspicion of technologies and aversion to certain products and substances. Amplified by the pervasive power of the media, public concern about health and ecological risks can have enormous economic and social impacts, such as the 'stigmatization' experienced in recent years with nuclear power, British beef and genetically modified plants. This volume presents the most current and comprehensive examination of how and why stigma occurs and what the appropriate responses to it should be to in
The feeling of risk : new perspectives on risk perception by Paul Slovic ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Feeling of Risk brings together the work of Paul Slovic, one of the world's leading analysts of risk, to describe the extension of risk perception research into the first decade of this new century. In this collection of important works, Paul Slovic explores the conception of 'risk as feelings' and examines the interaction of feeling and cognition in the perception of risk. He also examines the elements of knowledge, cognitive skill, and communication necessary for good decisions in the face of risk.The first section of the book looks at the difficulty of understanding risk without an emot
Risk communication, risk statistics, and risk comparisons : a manual for plant managers by Vincent T Covello ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intuitive Toxicology [United States] A Comparison of Expert and Lay Judgments in Chemical Risk Assessments, 1988 ( )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study explores the psychology of decision-making by examining the subjective and intuitive elements of expert and lay risk assessments. For the study, members of the United States Society of Toxicology and the lay public were surveyed about basic toxicological concepts, assumptions, and interpretations regarding risk of chemical toxicology. Chemicals were defined as including all chemical elements and compounds, including pesticides, food additives, industrial chemicals, household cleaning agents, and prescription and nonprescription drugs. The researchers began by identifying several fundamental principles and judgmental components within the science of risk assessment. Questions were developed based on these fundamentals in order to determine the extent to which lay people and experts share the same beliefs and conceptual framework. Questions addressed the following four topics: (1) dose-response sensitivity, (2) trust in animal and bacterial studies, (3) attitudes toward chemicals, and (4) attitudes toward reducing chemical risks. Demographic information for Demographic information for expert data include highest academic degree earned, fields of study, age, sex, race, health, organizational affiliation, and current position at work. Demographic information for lay public data include education, age, sex, marital status, race, children, health, present employment status, career, and annual household income.... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/06354.xml
Reference Point Effects in Eliciting Values of Environmental Goods, 1988-1990 ( )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an individual's reference point in making a decision concerning the values of environmental goods. Empirical research in behavioral decision-making has revealed that economic prospects are valued in terms of their departure from a reference point adopted when a decision is made. Three central questions guided the research: (1) Under what conditions will a reference point be adopted? (2) How important, in terms of its overall influence on decision-making, is the reference point effect likely to be? and (3) What signals or indicators might a decision-maker look for as cues to the presence and strength of the effect? Six problems were used in this study. Each problem presented the possibility of an improvement, at some cost, over the status quo and asked the subject to indicate the desirability of the improvement on a seven-point scale. Each problem consisted of a present form and a past form. In each pair, the past form was the same as the present form except that additional information was given concerning some earlier status of the measure in question. Thus, for all problems, the present form offered an improvement whereas the past form reframed the improvements as the restoration of a previous loss. Three of the problem pairs (River Quality, Air Quality, and Auto Emissions) were realistic in the sense that the extra information included in the past form was a true statement about previous conditions, a fact known to the subjects before the experiment started. Three fictional problem pairs were used to test the hypothesis that the change in reference position would be largest when subjects had no prior knowledge of the past status. The fictional problems posed were: Detergent (atmospheric pollutants released during their manufacture), Public Health (whether a vaccination program should... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06042
Relative importance of probabilities and payoffs in risk taking, by Paul Slovic and Sarah Lichtenstein by Paul Slovic ( Book )
4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The causes of preference reversal by Amos Tversky ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intuitive Toxicology II Studies of Expert and Lay Judgments of Chemical Risk, 1994 ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The purpose of this survey was to examine the subjective and intuitive elements of lay risk assessments of chemical risk. Members of the British Toxicology Society were asked to complete questionnaires that included a variety of question types and formats, including ratings of perceived risk, attitude and opinion questions, and questions pertaining to the technical evaluation of several chemicals. Those surveyed were asked to rate the perceived risk of items relating to health, including alcoholic beverages, asbestos, breast implants, burning fossil fuels, cigarette smoking, contraceptive pills, crime and violence, depletion of the ozone layer, dioxins, food additives, medical X-rays, nuclear waste, pesticides, and sun tanning. Attitudes and opinions were also sought on topics such as animal testing, cancer, and pollution. Background information on respondents includes education, age, sex, and occupational affiliation
Health-risk perception in Canada : a research report to the Department of National Health and Welfare ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Attitudes and perceptions about health risk have important effects on individuals and society. This report describes the results of a national survey designed to address such objectives as: to describe people's attitudes, perceptions, values, knowledge, and beliefs pertaining to environmental health issues; to place those perceptions within a broader context of perceptions of risks from other domains such as lifestyle risks; to compare perceptions across different socio-demotraphic groups; and to provide insight into the kinds of information that the public needs about environmental health. The results presented include information on respondents' reactions to certain words such as chemicals and risk; perceived risks from 33 hazards including technological, lifestyle, and pollution hazards; perceived risks by individual characteristics such as age, gender, and educational level; and degree of confidence in information sources
Acceptable risk by Baruch Fischhoff ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The perception and management of therapeutic risk : CMR Annual Lecture June 1989 by Paul Slovic ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychological study of human judgment : implications for investment decision making by Paul Slovic ( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Slovic, P. 1938-
Slovic, Paul
Slovic, Stewart Paul 1938-
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