HOW SAFE IS SAFE ENOUGH? A PSYCHOMETRIC STUDY OF ATTITUDES TOWARDS TECHNOLOGICAL RISKS AND BENEFITS

Study investigates a technique in which psychometric procedures were used to elicit quantitative judgments of perceived risk, acceptable risk, and perceived benefit for each of 30 activities and technologies. The results indicated little systematic relationship between perceived existing risks and benefits of the 30 risk items.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Elsevier Science

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  • Authors:
    • Fischhoff, B
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 127-152
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM