Perceived risk, real risk: social science and the art of probabilistic risk assessment.

@article{Freudenburg1988PerceivedRR,
  title={Perceived risk, real risk: social science and the art of probabilistic risk assessment.},
  author={William R. Freudenburg},
  journal={Science},
  year={1988},
  volume={242 4875},
  pages={44-9}
}
Risk assessment is commonly seen as the domain of physical and biological sciences, with social scientists focusing instead on risk management and communication. This division is unnecessary, and it may lead to errors in risk assessments. Social science input is needed for more accurate calculations of risk consequences and probabilities and for identifying potential biases created by certain risk assessment procedures, as well as in analyzing and explaining public responses to risk. Findings… CONTINUE READING

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