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RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Abstract

Emphasizing how knowledge affects lay Risk perception, summarizing studies and suggesting further research, the author differentiates between knowledge production, knowledge dissemination and information processing as affected by, e.g., heuristics and Risk aversion. He also suggests that better understanding of lay knowledge can also illuminate experts' hazard knowledge.

Repository Citation

Branden B. Johnson, Advancing Understanding of Knowledge's Role in Lay Risk Perception, 4 RISK 189 (1993).

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