Warning signal words: connoted strength and understandability by children, elders, and non-native English speakers.

@article{Wogalter1995WarningSW,
  title={Warning signal words: connoted strength and understandability by children, elders, and non-native English speakers.},
  author={Michael S. Wogalter and N. Clayton Silver},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={1995},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={
          2188-206
        }
}
Signal words, such as DANGER, WARNING and CAUTION, are commonly used in sign and product label warnings for the purpose of conveying different levels of hazard. Previous research has focused on whether people's perceptions of connoted hazard are consistent with the levels suggested by design standards and guidelines. Most investigations have used college students to evaluate the terms; other populations who may be at greater risk have not been adequately studied. One purpose of the present… CONTINUE READING
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