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  • Kunreuther, Howard; Slovic, Paul (1986)
  • Slovic, Paul; Fischhoff, Baruch; Englander, Tibor; Farago, Klara (1986)
    Studies of risk perception attempt to determine how people characterize and evaluate the hazards of daily life. In the present study, questionnaires that have been used to study risk perception in the United States were ...
  • 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, ...
  • Fischhoff, Baruch; Johnson, Stephen (Decision Research, 1986-04)
    Complex technical systems go through a series of stages in their evolution from a concept of how to meet a possible challenge to an operational version responding to real-world crises. The present analysis offers a ...
  • Slovic, Paul; Fischhoff, Baruch; Lichtenstein, Sarah (Cambridge University, 1987)
  • Slovic, Paul (1987)
    Accidents, discoveries of pollution, safety violations, product tampering epi sodes and other "unfortunate events" occurring within complex industrial systems can be conceptualised as pebbles dropped in a pond. The impacts ...
  • Slovic, Paul (1987)
    Studies of risk perception examine the judgements people make when they are asked to characterize and evaluate hazardous activities and technologies. This research aims to aid risk analysis and policy-making by providing ...
  • Slovic, Paul; Lichtenstein, Sarah; Fischhoff, Baruch (Wiley, 1988)
  • Lichtenstein, Sarah; MacGregor, Donald G.; Slovic, Paul (Decision Research, 1989)
    A critical task often performed by decision makers is to make estimates of important points of fact. Previous research has suggested that decomposition of numerical estimation problems can result in improved estimation ...
  • Slovic, Paul; Kraus, Nancy; Lappe, Henner; Letzel, Heintz; Malmfors, Torbjorn (1989)
  • Slovic, Paul (1989)
    Technology has enhanced our ability to harness our environment, eradicate dread diseases, and fashion a life of comfort and leisure. But it has become apparent that these benefits are accompanied by a variety of hazardous ...
  • Lichtenstein, Sarah; Gregory, Robin; Slovic, Paul; Wagenaar, Willem A. (1990)
    A Societal Decision Maker (SDM) is a person who makes risky decisions on behalf of others. Most of the time, such decisions should be based on the wishes and beliefs pf the affected people. This paper explores a few cases ...
  • Tversky, Amos; Slovic, Paul; Kahneman, Daniel (American Economic Association, 1990)
    Observed preference reversal (PR) cannot be adequately explained by violations of independence, the reduction axiom, or transitivity. The primary cause of PR is the failure of procedure invariance, especially the overpricing ...
  • Kunreuther, Howard; Hogarth, Robin; Meszaros, Jacqueline (David Publishing, 1990)
  • Slovic, Paul; Kraus, Nancy; Covello, Vincent T. (1990)
  • Slovic, Paul; Griffin, Dale; Tversky, Amos (1990)
    We investigate the hypothesis that the weight of a stimulus attribute is enhanced by its compatibility with the response mode. The first section demonstrates compatibility effects in predictions of market value (Study 1) ...
  • Slovic, Paul; Layman, Mark; Flynn, James (Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects, 1990-11)
    Attempts by the federal government and the nuclear industry to develop sites for disposal of high-level and low-level radioactive wastes have been stymied by public and political opposition. The record of strenuous protest ...
  • Slovic, Paul (Decision Research, 1991)
  • Slovic, Paul; Flynn, James; Layman, Mark (1991)
    The Department of Energy's program for disposing of high-level radioactive wastes has been impeded by overwhelming political opposition fueled by public perceptions of risk. Analysis of these perceptions shows them to be ...
  • Goszczynska, Maryla; Tyszka, Tadeusz; Slovic, Paul (1991)
    The present study is a cross-cultural comparison of risk perception. A psychometric approach has been followed in order to examine quantitative risk judgments of different hazards and the ratings of these same hazards on ...

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