According to the views presented in this book, the accident rate and the incidence of unhealthy habits essentially depend on people's orientation towards their future. The more they expect from it, the more careful they will be with life and limb. If their expectations are low, they will try to find more immediate gratification of their desires, and do so at a greater risk of jeopardizing their lives. The extent of risk taking with respect to safety and health in a given society, therefore, ultimately depends on values that prevail in that society, and not on the available technology. The desirability of a human condition that favors cautious health and safety habits depends on human values. This book has been written in an effort to explain why traditional interventions are not effective and why some innovative ones are.

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    PDE Publications

    310-5334 Yonge Street
    Toronto, Ontario M2N 6M2,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • WILDE, GJS
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 234 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00674028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0969912404
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 8 1995 12:00AM