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dc.contributor.authorSlovic, Paul
dc.contributor.authorKunreuther, Howard
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Gilbert F.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-04T22:59:26Z
dc.date.available2017-05-04T22:59:26Z
dc.date.issued1974-01
dc.identifier.citationSlovic, P., Kunreuther, H., & White, G. F. (1974). Decision processes, rationality and adjustment to natural hazards. In G. F. White (Ed.), Natural hazards: Local, national, global (pp. 187-205). New York: Oxford University Press. Reprinted as chapter 1 of P. Slovic (Ed.), The perception of risk (pp. 1-31). London: Earthscan Publications, 2000.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/22308
dc.description66 pagesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe distress and disruption caused by extreme natural events has stimulated considerable interest in understanding and improving the decision-making processes that determine a manager's adjustment to natural hazards. Technological solutions to the problem of coping with hazards have typically been justified by a computation of benefits and costs that assume the people involved will behave in what the policy maker considers to be an economically rational way. However, it has slowly become evident that technological solutions, by themselves, are inadequate without knowledge of how they will affect decision making. In reviewing the wide range of adjustments to Gangetic floods or Nigerian drought or Norwegian avalanche, it has been observed that attempts to control nature and determine government policy will not succeed without a better understanding of the interplay among psychological, economic, and environmental factors as they determine the adjustment process.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEarthscan Publicationsen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0-USen_US
dc.subjectDecision processen_US
dc.subjectRationalityen_US
dc.subjectNatural hazardsen_US
dc.titleDecision processes, rationality and adjustment to natural hazardsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US


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