Paul Slovic is a professor of psychology at the
University of Oregon and the president of Decision Research....
Dr. Slovic studies judgment and decision processes with an emphasis on
decision making under conditions of risk.
His work examines fundamental issues such as the influence
of affect on judgments and decisions. He also studies the factors that
underlie perceptions of risk and attempts to assess the importance of these
perceptions for the management of risk in society. His most recent research
examines psychological factors contributing to apathy toward genocide.
He is author of The
Feeling of Risk: New Perspectives on Risk Perception.
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