|Author/Contributor(s):||Fischhoff, Baruch ; Kadvany, John|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
Kadvany draw on both the sciences and humanities to illuminate both the similarities and differences of various kinds of risk. Using conceptual frameworks such as decision theory and behavioral decision research, they examine the science and practice of creating measures of risk and look at how
scientists apply probability by combining historical records, scientific theories, and expert judgment. Perhaps more important, they show what science has learned about how people deal with risks, applying these lessons to diverse everyday examples, demonstrating how we can move from understanding a
risk to making a choice to diminish risk in everyday life.