The psychology of risk

By: Breakwell, Glynis M
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2014Edition: 2nd edDescription: xiv, 368 p.ISBN: 9781107602700Subject(s): Risk-taking | Risk Assessment | Risk ManagementDDC classification: 155.24 Summary: Risk surrounds and envelopes us. Without understanding it, we risk everything and without capitalising on it, we gain nothing. This accessible book from Glynis M. Breakwell, first published in 2007, comprehensively explores the psychology of risk, examining how individuals think, feel and act, as well as considering the institutional and societal assessments, rhetorics and reactions about risk. Featuring chapters on all the major issues in the psychology of risk including risk assessment, hazard perception, decision-making, risk and crisis management, risk and emotion, risk communication, safety cultures, the social amplification and social representation of risk and mechanisms for changing risk responses, Breakwell uses illustrations and examples to bring to life the significance of her research findings. She provides an innovative overview of current knowledge on the subject but also suggests that there are many fascinating questions still to be answered. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5488241-the-psychology-of-risk?from_search=true
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Table of Contents:

1 A psychological framework for analyzing risk
2 Hazard perception
3 Individual and group differences in risk perception
4 Decision-making about risks
5 Risk and emotion
6 Risk communication
7 Errors, accidents and emergencies
8 Risk and complex organizations
9 Social amplification and social representations of risk
10 Changing risk responses

Risk surrounds and envelopes us. Without understanding it, we risk everything and without capitalising on it, we gain nothing. This accessible book from Glynis M. Breakwell, first published in 2007, comprehensively explores the psychology of risk, examining how individuals think, feel and act, as well as considering the institutional and societal assessments, rhetorics and reactions about risk. Featuring chapters on all the major issues in the psychology of risk including risk assessment, hazard perception, decision-making, risk and crisis management, risk and emotion, risk communication, safety cultures, the social amplification and social representation of risk and mechanisms for changing risk responses, Breakwell uses illustrations and examples to bring to life the significance of her research findings. She provides an innovative overview of current knowledge on the subject but also suggests that there are many fascinating questions still to be answered.

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