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Uncertain Judgements: Eliciting Experts' Probabilities
Elicitation is the process of extracting expert knowledge about some unknown quantity or quantities, and formulating that information as a probability distribution. Elicitation is important inExpand
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Attitude formation through exploration: valence asymmetries.
The formation of attitudes toward novel objects was examined as a function of exploratory behavior. An initial experiment, in which participants played a computer game that required them to learnExpand
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Risk interpretation and action: A conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards
Understanding how people interpret risks and choose actions based on their interpretations is vital to any strategy for disaster reduction. We review relevant literature with the aim of developing aExpand
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Risk perceptions of mobile phone use while driving.
Numerous governments have introduced regulations governing the use of mobile (cellular) telephones while driving. Despite significant research into the "objective" risks, there is relatively littleExpand
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Optimism, Pessimism, and the Direction of Self–Other Comparisons
Abstract Two studies (Ns = 234 and 179) are reported in which students made comparative assessments of their own and others' prospects of future examination performance, either by rating themselvesExpand
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Trust, Perceived Risk, and Attitudes Toward Food Technologies
There is substantial empirical evidence that both trust and risk perceptions influence public acceptance of new technologies. We reanalyzed 3 studies (on food technology) to compare whether (a) bothExpand
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Attitudes, Chaos and the Connectionist Mind
Preface 1. A Brief History of Attitude Research 2. Mind and Body 3. Experience and Identity 4. Mind and Behaviour 5. Observation and Reality 6. Expression and Shared Experience 7. Attitudes andExpand
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Randomized controlled trial of a midwife-delivered brief smoking cessation intervention in pregnancy.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a brief smoking cessation intervention with pregnant women practicable routinely by midwives. DESIGN Midwives were randomized to deliver the experimentalExpand
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Quality of life in children newly diagnosed with cancer and their mothers
BackgroundWith current treatments, approximately 75% of children diagnosed with cancer can expect to achieve disease-free survival. However, treatments are complex and aggressive, potentiallyExpand
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Identifying predictors of attitudes towards local onshore wind development with reference to an English case study
The threats posed by climate change are placing governments under increasing pressure to meet electricity demand from low-carbon sources. In many countries, including the UK, legislation is in placeExpand
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