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  • Slovic, Paul (Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 2007-04)
    Most people are caring and will exert great effort to rescue individual victims whose needy plight comes to their attention. These same good people, however, often become numbly indifferent to the plight of individuals who ...
  • Slovic, Paul; MacGregor, Donald G.; Peters, Ellen (Decision Research, 1998-03-11)
    Traditionally, the principal focus of research on judgment and decision making has been largely cognitive and rationalistic. More recently, however, decision-making researchers have acknowledged the role of non-cognitive ...
  • Slovic, Paul; Lichtenstein, Sarah; Fischhoff, Baruch (1979)
  • Peters, Ellen; Romer, Daniel; Slovic, Paul; Jamieson, Kathleen Hall; Wharfield, Leisha M.; Mertz, C. K.; Carpenter, Stephanie M. (2007)
  • Morrison, David; Chapman, Clark R.; Slovic, Paul (1994)
    This overview of the impact hazard characterizes the consequences of impacts as a function of meteoroid energy, assesses the probability of death from impacts, compares these risks with those of other natural disasters, ...
  • Finucane, Melissa (Decision Research, 2000-11)
    Maintaining the health and wealth of Australia depends vitally on protecting the nation's environmental and cultural treasures while capitalizing on the opportunities presented by new technologies and products. Achieving ...
  • Slovic, Paul; Johnson, Branden B. (1994)
    Recently Congress has been moving to enact legislation that enhances the role of risk analysis in policy-making. The various risk-benefit analyses, risk comparisons, and risk characterizations mandated by the bills under ...
  • Burns, William J.; Slovic, Paul; Kasperson, Roger; Kasperson, Jeanne; Renn, Ortwin; Emani, Srinivas (1993)
    A comprehensive approach to managing risk must draw on both the descriptive insights of the behavioral sciences and the prescriptive clarity of the management sciences. On the descriptive side, this study develops structural ...
  • Wiss, Johanna; Andersson, David; Slovic, Paul; Vastfjall, Daniel; Tinghog, Gustav (Decision Research, 2015-09)
    There is an increased willingness to help identified individuals rather than non-identified, and the effect of identifiability is mainly present when a single individual rather than a group is presented. However, identifiability ...
  • Slovic, Paul; Brehmer, Berndt (1980)
    When people attempt to integrate multiple cues into a single judgement, does the cognitive load produced by the integration process lead to simplification of the cue-judgement relationships? Three experiments tested the ...
  • Slovic, Paul (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1972)
    An effort was made to construct two structurally similar risk-taking tasks in order to evaluate inter-task consistency of individual differences. Only the mode of response differed between tasks. In one task, subjects chose ...
  • Slovic, Paul (1986)
    The objective of informing and educating the public about risk issues seems easy to attain in principle, but, in practice, may be difficult to accomplish. This paper attempts to illustrate why this is so. To be effective, ...
  • Vastfjall, Daniel; Slovic, Paul; Gergory, Robin (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)
    This paper describes a psychological phenomenon called psychic numbing that devalues lives when many are at stake and thus enables political leaders to neglect mass suffering, in violation of our professed humanitarian ...
  • Slovic, Paul; Lichtenstein, Sarah; Fischhoff, Baruch (1980)
    Designers of programs for informing the public about radiation hazards need to consider the difficulties inherent in communicating highly technical information about risk. To be effective, information campaigns must be ...
  • Fetherstonhaugh, David; Slovic, Paul; Johnson, Stephen; Friedrich, James (1997)
    A fundamental principle of psychophysics is that people's ability to discriminate change in a physical stimulus diminishes as the magnitude of the stimulus increases. We find that people also exhibit diminished sensitivity ...
  • Peters, Ellen; Slovic, Paul; Vastfjall, Daniel; Mertz, C. K. (Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 2008-12)
    Measuring reaction times to number comparisons is thought to reveal a processing stage in elementary numerical cognition linked to internal, imprecise representations of number magnitudes. These intuitive representations ...
  • Slovic, Paul; Malmfors, Torbjorn; Krewski, Daniel; Mertz, C. K.; Neil, Nancy; Bartlett, Sheryl (1995)
    This study is a replication and extension in Canada of a previous study in the United States in which toxicologists and members of the public were surveyed to determine their attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions regarding ...
  • Slovic, Paul; Malmfors, Torbjorn; Neil, Nancy (1992)
    Human beings have always been intuitive toxicologists, relying on their senses of sight, taste, and smell to detect harmful or unsafe food, water, and air. As we have come to recognize that our senses are not adequate to ...
  • Slovic, Paul; Lichtenstein, Sarah; Fischhoff, Baruch; Layman, Mark; Combs, Barbara (1978)
    A series of experiments studied how people judge the frequency of death from various causes. The judgments exhibited a highly consistent but systematically biased subjective scale of frequency. Two kinds of bias were ...
  • Fischhoff, Baruch (Decision Research, 1985-05)
    Several procedures were used to elicit direct numerical estimates of the probabilities associated with various events created by the conjunction of three independent subevents. However the question was asked, many ...

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