Paul Slovic

Decision Research

President

1201 Oak Street, Suite 200

Eugene, OR 97401

United States

http://www.decisionresearch.org

University of Oregon - Department of Psychology

Professor

Eugene, OR 97403

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

56

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Scholarly Papers (56)

1.

Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government

Behavioural Public Policy, 1, 54-86, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 307
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2017
Yale University - Law School, Ohio State University - Psychology Department, Cornell University and Decision Research
Downloads 13,718 (101)

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2.

Psychic Numbing and Mass Atrocity

In E. Shafir (Ed.), The behavioral foundations of public policy (pp. 126–142). NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013., NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-56,
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 13 May 2017
Decision Research, Harvard Law School, University of Kentucky - College of Law, New York University School of Law and University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 10,570 (262)

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3.

The Tragedy of the Risk-Perception Commons: Culture Conflict, Rationality Conflict, and Climate Change

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-26, Cultural Cognition Project Working Paper No. 89, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 435, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 230
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Yale University - Law School, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law, Ohio State University - Psychology Department, Decision Research, Stanford Law School, George Washington University - Law School and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 8,863 (313)
Citation 1

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4.

The Second National Risk and Culture Study: Making Sense of - and Making Progress In - The American Culture War of Fact

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 370, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 154, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 370, Harvard Law School Program on Risk Regulation Research Paper No. 08-26
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Yale University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, Decision Research, Pennsylvania State University and University of Colorado - Department of Psychology
Downloads 4,215 (1,307)
Citation 5

Abstract:

cultural cognition, risk perception, risk regulation, nuclear power, global warming, terrorism, gun control, school shootings, HPV, nanotechnology

5.

Culture and Identity-Protective Cognition: Explaining the White Male Effect in Risk Perception

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 465-505, November 2007, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 152
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 28 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Yale University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, Pennsylvania State University, Decision Research and Decision Research
Downloads 2,652 (2,225)
Citation 14

Abstract:

white male effect, risk, risk perception, cultural cognition

6.

The Polarizing Impact of Science Literacy and Numeracy on Perceived Climate Change Risks

Nature Climate Change, Vol. 2, pp. 732-735, 2012, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-04, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 464, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 278
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Yale University - Law School, Ohio State University - Psychology Department, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law, Decision Research, Stanford Law School, George Washington University - Law School and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
Downloads 1,652 (3,923)
Citation 5

Abstract:

climate change, cultural cognition, heuristics, science literacy

7.

Affect, Values, and Nanotechnology Risk Perceptions: An Experimental Investigation

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 261, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 155, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 261, 2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2014
Yale University - Law School, Decision Research, George Washington University - Law School, Pennsylvania State University and University of Colorado - Department of Psychology
Downloads 1,648 (7,981)
Citation 8

Abstract:

risk, norms, cultural cognition, emotion, nanotechnology

8.

Gender, Race, and Risk Perception: The Influence of Cultural Status Anxiety

1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 16 May 2005
Yale University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, Pennsylvania State University, Decision Research and Decision Research
Downloads 1,637 (6,768)
Citation 3

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9.

Who Fears the HPV Vaccine, Who Doesn't, and Why? An Experimental Study of the Mechanisms of Cultural Cognition

Law and Human Behavior, Vol. 34, pp. 501-16, 2010, Cultural Cognition Project Working Paper No. 38, Harvard Law School Program on Risk Regulation Research Paper No. 08-19, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 163
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 17 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Yale University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, University of Colorado - Department of Psychology, Decision Research and Pennsylvania State University
Downloads 1,629 (5,765)
Citation 8

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10.

Fear of Democracy: A Cultural Evaluation of Sunstein on Risk

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 119, 2006, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 100, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 317
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Sep 2005
Yale University - Law School, Decision Research, George Washington University - Law School and Pennsylvania State University
Downloads 1,582 (6,189)
Citation 19

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11.

The 'Wildavsky Heuristic': The Cultural Orientation of Mass Political Opinion

Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 107
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Oct 2005
Pennsylvania State University, George Washington University - Law School, Yale University - Law School and Decision Research
Downloads 1,110 (12,967)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Heuristics, gun control, capital punishment, politics

12.

Characterizing Perceived Risk

R. W. Kates, C. Hohenemser, & J. X. Kasperson (eds.), Perilous progress: Managing the Hazards of Technology, pp. 91-125, Westview, 1985
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Dec 2012
Decision Research, Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences and Decision Research
Downloads 761 (10,787)
Citation 8

Abstract:

risk perception, risk regulation, risk characteristics

13.

Risk As Analysis and Risk As Feelings: Some Thoughts About Affect, Reason, Risk, and Rationality

Risk Analysis Volume 24, Issue 2, Date: April 2004, Pages: 311-322
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 Sep 2006
Decision Research, East-West Center, Ohio State University - Psychology Department and MacGregor-Bates, Inc.
Downloads 700 (27,567)
Citation 48

Abstract:

Rationality, risk analysis, risk perception, the affect heuristic

14.

Cultural Cognition of the Risks and Benefits of Nanotechnology

Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 87-91, 2009, Yale Law School, Public Law Working
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Dec 2009
Yale University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, Decision Research, Pennsylvania State University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 695 (21,357)
Citation 13

Abstract:

cultural cognition, nanotechnology, risk perception, biased assimilation, polarization

15.

The Future of Nanotechnology Risk Perceptions: An Experimental Investigation of Two Hypotheses

Harvard Law School Program on Risk Regulation Research Paper No. 08-24
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Feb 2008
Yale University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, Decision Research, Pennsylvania State University and University of Colorado - Department of Psychology
Downloads 584 (34,846)
Citation 4

Abstract:

nanotechnology, cultural cognition, risk perception

16.

Cultural Evaluations of Risk: 'Values' or 'Blunders'?

Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 111
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 Mar 2006
Dan M. Kahan and Paul Slovic
Yale University - Law School and Decision Research
Downloads 573 (33,723)

Abstract:

ultural cognition, risk perception

17.

Biased Assimilation, Polarization, and Cultural Credibility: An Experimental Study of Nanotechnology Risk Perceptions

Harvard Law School Program on Risk Regulation Research Paper No. 08-25
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Feb 2008
Yale University - Law School, Decision Research, George Washington University - Law School, Pennsylvania State University, University of Colorado - Department of Psychology and Yale University - Law School
Downloads 562 (33,297)
Citation 2

Abstract:

nanotechnology, cultural cognition, risk perception, cultural credibility heuristic, polarization, biased assimilation

18.

Perception of Financial Risk: A Survey Study of Advisors and Planners

Journal of Financial Planning, 1999
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Jun 2011
MacGregor-Bates, Inc., Decision Research, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Texas Tech University
Downloads 404 (33,027)
Citation 2

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19.

Intuitive Numbers Guide Decisions

Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 3, pp. 619-635, December 2008
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 05 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2009
Ohio State University - Psychology Department, Decision Research, Göteborg University and Decision Research
Downloads 169 (116,538)
Citation 1

Abstract:

decision making, numerical cognition, numeracy, proportional reasoning, individual differences

20.

Imagery, Affect, and Decision Making

Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2017
Decision Research, MacGregor-Bates, Inc. and Ohio State University - Psychology Department

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21.

Affective Motivations to Help Others: A Two-Stage Model of Donation Decisions

Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2010
Stephan Dickert, Paul Slovic and Namika Sagara
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Decision Research and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 121 (160,394)

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22.

Attentional Mechanisms in the Generation of Sympathy

Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 297-306, June 2009
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Apr 2010
Stephan Dickert and Paul Slovic
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods and Decision Research
Downloads 111 (157,866)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Emotions, Attention, Pro-Social Behavior.

23.

Affect, Risk Perception and Future Optimism after the Tsunami Disaster

Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 64-72, January 2008
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 Apr 2010
Daniel Västfjäll, Ellen Peters and Paul Slovic
Göteborg University, Ohio State University - Psychology Department and Decision Research
Downloads 106 (106,918)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Affect, Risk Perception, Disaster

24.

Perception of Risk Posed by Extreme Events

In: Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste (2nd edition) (Applegate, Gabba, Laitos, and Sachs, Editors), Foundation Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Jul 2013
Paul Slovic and Elke U. Weber
Decision Research and Columbia Business School - Management & Psychology
Downloads 102 (2,118)
Citation 7

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25.

Affect, Risk, and Decision Making

Health Psychology, Vol. 24, pp. S35-S40, 2005
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 14 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2012
Decision Research, Ohio State University - Psychology Department, East-West Center and MacGregor-Bates, Inc.
Downloads 82 (193,447)
Citation 8

Abstract:

risk perception, risk analysis, affect heuristic, heuristics, rationality

26.

What Comes to Mind When You Hear the Words ‘Nuclear Waste Repository’? A Study of 10,000 Images

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2010
Paul Slovic, Mark Layman and James H Flynn
Decision Research, Decision Research and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 75 (235,750)

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27.

Imagery, Affect, and Financial Judgement

The Journal of Psychology and Financial Markets, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 104-110, 2000
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 19 Jun 2011
MacGregor-Bates, Inc., Decision Research, Dreman Value Management, LLC and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 74 (214,203)
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28.

The Diffusion of Fear: Modeling Community Response to a Terrorist Strike

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 04 May 2010
William J. Burns and Paul Slovic
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Decision Research
Downloads 71 (262,978)
Citation 1

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Terrorism, Anthrax, MANOVA, Risk Perception, Social Amplification of Risk, System Dynamics Model

29.

Preference Reversals and the Measurement of Environmental Values

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1993
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
University of Texas - McCombs School of Business, Decision Research, Decision Research and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Psychology
Downloads 65 (277,539)
Citation 17

Abstract:

behavioral economics, preference reversals, decision making, context effects, environmental values, compatibility, willingness to pay

30.

Fast and Slow Thinking in the Face of Catastrophic Risk

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Aug 2014
University of Pennsylvania - Operations, Information and Decisions Department;, Decision Research and Independent
Downloads 59 (239,041)

Abstract:

insurance, catastrophic risk, natural disasters, genocide

31.

Symposium: Foreign Life Valuation

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2015, No. 1, 2015, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-27, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-27
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 May 2015 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2015
University of Illinois College of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago - Law School, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, Decision Research and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 49 (261,038)

Abstract:

valuation, distributive justice, international law, immigration law, genocide, mass atrocities, climate change, transparency

32.

Retirement Plans and Financial Expectations: A Survey of Leading-Edge 'Baby Boomers'

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 05 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2010
Donald G. MacGregor and Paul Slovic
MacGregor-Bates, Inc. and Decision Research
Downloads 46 (327,461)

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33.

Perception of Risks from Electromagnetic Fields: A Psychometric Evaluation of a Risk-Communication Approach

Risk Analysis, Vol. 14, No. 5, 1994
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 May 2011
MacGregor-Bates, Inc., Decision Research and Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Downloads 44 (333,401)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Risk communication, risk perception, electromagnetic fields

34.

Perceived Risk and Driving Behavior: Lessons for Improving Traffic Safety in Emerging Market Countries

TRANSPORTATION, TRAFFIC SAFETY AND HEALTH, pp. 37-54, Hans von Holst, Åke Nygren, Åke E. Andersson, eds., Berlin: Human Behavior, 1998 ,
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 May 2011
Donald G. MacGregor and Paul Slovic
MacGregor-Bates, Inc. and Decision Research
Downloads 38 (327,461)

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35.

The Use of Narrative Evidence and Explicit Likelihood by Decision Makers Varying in Numeracy

Risk Analysis, Vol. 29, No. 10, pp. 1473-1488, 2009
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2010
Nathan Dieckmann, Paul Slovic and Ellen Peters
Decision Research, Decision Research and Ohio State University - Psychology Department
Downloads 31 (383,074)

Abstract:

Numeracy, forecasting, risk perception, risk communication, intelligence analysis

36.

Sign Theory: A Non-Extensional Theory of Preference

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 15 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2010
Shuyeu Lin and Paul Slovic
Minghsin University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Decision Research
Downloads 29 (390,824)

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Sign Theory, reference point effects, sign-frequency effects, preference construction

37.

Affective Reactions and Context-Dependent Processing of Negations

Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 3, pp. 607-618, 2008
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 05 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2010
Enrico Rubaltelli and Paul Slovic
University of Padua and Decision Research
Downloads 26 (394,763)

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processing of negations, evaluation mode, affect, preference, joint vs. separate

38.

Perception of Risk in Automotive Systems

Human Factors, 1989, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 377-389, 1989
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 May 2011
Donald G. MacGregor and Paul Slovic
MacGregor-Bates, Inc. and Decision Research
Downloads 24 (403,040)
Citation 1

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39.

Lay and Expert Perceptions of Planetary Protection

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 16 Apr 2010
Donald G. MacGregor and Paul Slovic
MacGregor-Bates, Inc. and Decision Research
Downloads 23 (411,890)

Abstract:

space exploration, planetary protection, Mars, hazards

40.

Can Word Associations and Affect Be Used as Indicators of Differentiation and Consolidation in Decision Making?

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Apr 2010
Paul Slovic and Ola Svenson
Decision Research and Stockholm University - Department of Pyschology
Downloads 16 (436,401)

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41.

Structuring Knowledge Retrieval: An Analysis of Decomposed Quantitative Judgments

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 42, pp. 303-323, 1988
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Jun 2011
MacGregor-Bates, Inc., Decision Research and Decision Research
Downloads 15 (451,977)
Citation 3

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42.

Review of 'Risk in Perspective: Insight and Humor in the Age of Risk Management' by Kimberly M. Thompson

Risk Analysis, Vol. 25, p. 493, 2005
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 22 Mar 2010
Paul Slovic
Decision Research
Downloads 12 (483,376)

Abstract:

risk management, risk communication

43.

The Cultural Orientation of Mass Political Opinion

Political Science & Politics, vol. 44, iss. 4, pp. 711–714.,
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 14 Apr 2016
Pennsylvania State University, George Washington University - Law School, Yale University - Law School and Decision Research
Downloads 0 (407,418)
Citation 2

Abstract:

public opinion, cultural cognition

44.

Affective Asynchrony and the Measurement of the Affective Attitude Component

Cognition and Emotion, Vol. 21, pp. 300-329, 2007
Posted: 03 Nov 2010
Ellen Peters and Paul Slovic
Ohio State University - Psychology Department and Decision Research

Abstract:

affect, attitude, dual processes, emotion, measurement

45.

The Affect Heuristic and the Attractiveness of Simple Gambles

Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Vol. 20, pp. 365-380, 2007
Posted: 22 Jul 2010
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies, Ohio State University - Psychology Department, Decision Research, University of Nottingham - School of Economics and University of East Anglia (UEA)

Abstract:

affect heuristic, preference construction, evaluability, gambles

46.

Psychological and Social Impacts Associated with Contamination from the Woolfolk Chemical Works Plant in Fort Valley, Georgia

Posted: 14 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 03 May 2010
Decision Research, Decision Research, Decision Research and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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47.

Psychic Numbing and Genocide

APA Psychological Science Agenda, Vol. 21, No. 10, November 2007
Posted: 15 Mar 2010
Paul Slovic
Decision Research

Abstract:

genocide

48.

‘If I Look at the Mass I Will Never Act’: Psychic Numbing and Genocide

Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 2, pp. 79-95, 2007
Posted: 15 Mar 2010
Paul Slovic
Decision Research

Abstract:

genocide, psychic numbing, dual process theories, affect, compassion

49.

Numbed by Numbers

Foreign Policy, March 2007
Posted: 15 Mar 2010
Paul Slovic
Decision Research

Abstract:

Darfur, genocide, psychic numbing, mass murder, affect, compassion

50.

Risk Perception and Affect

Current Directions in Psychological Science, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 322-325, 2006
Posted: 15 Mar 2010
Paul Slovic and Ellen Peters
Decision Research and Ohio State University - Psychology Department

Abstract:

risk perception, risk analysis, the affect heuristic

51.

Perception of Risk from Asteroid Impact

COMET/ASTEROID IMPACTS AND HUNAM SOCIETY, P. Bobrowsky, H. Rickman, eds., Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2007
Posted: 15 Mar 2010
Paul Slovic
Decision Research

Abstract:

bounded rationality, risk perception, natural hazards, cognitive psychology, probability, risk

52.

When Compassion Fails

New Scientist, p. 18, April 7, 2007
Posted: 15 Mar 2010
Paul Slovic
Decision Research

Abstract:

genocide

53.

Affect, Reason, and Mere Hunches

Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, Vol. 4, No.1, pp. 191-211, 2007
Posted: 15 Mar 2010
Paul Slovic
Decision Research

Abstract:

Affect, law

54.

The More Who Die, the Less We Care

THE IRRATIONAL ECONOMIST: DECISION MAKING IN A DANGEROUS WORLD, E. Michel-Kerjan, P. Slovic, eds., Public Affairs Press, 2009
Posted: 12 Mar 2010
Paul Slovic
Decision Research

Abstract:

Affect, Darfur, genocide, psychophysical model, collapse of compassion, moral intuition, numeracy

55.

Can International Law Stop Genocide When Our Moral Intuitions Fail Us?

Slovic, P., & Zionts, D. (2012). Can international law stop genocide when our moral intuitions fail us? In R. Goodman, D. Jinks, & A. K. Woods (Eds.), Understanding social action, promoting human rights. New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Posted: 11 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2014
Paul Slovic and David Zionts
Decision Research and Harvard Law School

Abstract:

Genocide, affect, psychophysical model, numeracy, compassion, moral intuition, interntional law

56.

Insensitivity to the Value of Human Life: A Study of Psychophysical Numbing

JOURNAL OF RISK AND UNCERTAINTY, Vol. 14, No. 3, February 1997
Posted: 05 May 1998
Stanford University, Decision Research, Decision Research and Willamette University

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