Selected publications: Risk communication

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Atman, C.J., Bostrom, A., Fischhoff, B. & Morgan, M.G.. (1994). Designing risk communications: Completing and correcting mental models of hazardous processes, Part 1. Risk Analysis, 14, 779-788.

Bostrom, A., Atman, C.J., Fischhoff, B., & Morgan, M.G. (1994). Evaluating risk communications: Completing and correcting mental models of hazardous processes. Part 2. Risk Analysis, 14, 789-798.

Bruine de Bruin, W., Downs, J.S., & Fischhoff , B. (in press). Adolescents’ thinking about the risks and benefits of sexual behavior. In: Lovett, M. & Shah, P. (Eds.) Thinking with data. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Downs, J.S., Murray, P.J., Bruine de Bruin, W., White, J.P., Palmgren, C. & Fischhoff, B. (in press). Interactive Video Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Adolescent Females' STD Risk: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Social Science & Medicine.

Downs, J. S., Bruine de Bruin, W., Fischhoff, B., Hesse, B., & Maibach, E. (in press). How people think about cancer: A mental models approach. In D. O’Hair (ed.), Handbook of risk and crisis communication. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Eggers, S.L., & Fischhoff, B. (2004). A defensible claim? Behaviorally realistic evaluation standards. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 23, 14-27.

Fischhoff, B. (in press). Risk perception and health behavior. In S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. Wallson, J. Weinman & R. West (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health, and Medicine (2nd edition) (pp. 187-191). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fischhoff, B. (2006, May). Communication: Getting straight talk right. Harvard Business Review, 8.

Fischhoff, B. (2005, August 7). A hero in every aisle seat. New York Times. Reprinted in Houston Chronicle, August 8, 2005.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/07/opinion/07fischhoff.html?

Fischhoff, B. (2005). Decision research strategies. Health Psychology, 21(4), S9-16.

Fischhoff, B. (2005, December 14). Scientifically sound pandemic risk communication. House Science Committee Briefing.
http://www.apa.org/ppo/issues/pandemicflubrf05.html

Fischhoff, B. (2005, October 2). We need the right words to weather the next storm.. Washington Post Outlook Section, B5.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/30/AR2005093002078.html

Fischhoff, B. (in press). Risk perception and communication. In D. Kamien (ed.), McGraw-Hill Handbook of Terrorism and Counter-terrorism. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Fischhoff, B. (2002). Assessing and communicating the risks of terrorism. In A.H. Teich, S.D. Nelson, & S.J. Lita (Eds.), Science and technology in a vulnerable world (pp. 51-64). Washington, DC: AAAS.

Fischhoff, B. (2002). Risk perception, risk communication, risk taking. Journal of Psychology and Financial Markets, 3, 102-111.

Fischhoff, B. (2001). Understanding public values and attitudes related to ecological risk management. Chair’s summary. EPA/SAB Workshop. Washington, DC, May 23 & 24, 2001.

Fischhoff, B. (2000). Need to know: Analytical and psychological criteria. Roger Williams University Law Review, 6, 55-79.

Fischhoff, B. (1999). What do patients want? Help in making effective choices. Effective Clinical Practice, 2, 198-200.

Fischhoff, B. (1999). Why (cancer) risk communication can be hard. Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs, 25, 7-13.

Fischhoff, B. (1998). Communicate unto others... Reliability Engineering and System Safety , 59, 63-72.

Fischhoff, B. (1996). Public values in risk research. Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science, 545, 75-84.

Fischhoff, B. (1995). Risk perception and communication unplugged: Twenty years of process. Risk Analysis, 15, 137-145.

Fischhoff, B. (1992). Giving advice: Decision theory perspectives on sexual assault. American Psychologist, 47, 577-588.

Fischhoff, B. (1990). Psychology and public policy: Tool or tool maker? American Psychologist, 45, 57-63.

Fischhoff, B. (1989). Risk: A guide to controversy. Apendix to National Research Council. Improving risk communications (pp. 211-319). Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Fischhoff, B. (1987). Treating the public with risk communications: A public health perspective. Science, Technology, and Human Values, 12, 13-19.

Fischhoff, B. (1985). Managing risk perceptions. Issues in Science and Technology, 2, 83-96.

Fischhoff, B., Bostrom, A., & Quadrel, M.J. (2002). Risk perception and communication. In R. Detels, J. McEwen, R. Beaglehole & H. Tanaka (Eds.), Oxford textbook of public health. (pp. 1105-1123). London: Oxford University Press.

Fischhoff, B., & Downs, J. (1997). Accentuate the relevant. Psychological Science, 8, 1-5.

Fischhoff, B., & Downs, J. (1997). Overt and covert communication about emerging foodborne pathogens. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 3, 489-495.

Fischhoff, B., & Eggers, S. (2006). Mental models of warning decisions: Identifying information needs. In M. Wogalter (ed.), The handbook of warnings (p. 279-287). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Fischhoff, B., & Eggers, S. (in press). The content of warnings: A behavioral decision research approach. In M. Wogalter (ed.), The handbook of warnings. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Fischhoff, B., Riley, D., Kovacs, D., & Small, M. (1998). What information belongs in a warning? A mental models approach. Psychology and Marketing, 15, 663-686.

Fischhoff, B., & Wesseley, S. (2003). Managing patients with inexplicable health problems. British Medical Journal, 326, 595-597.

Florig, K., & Fischhoff, B. (in press). Individuals’ decisions affecting radiation exposure after a nuclear event. Health Physics Journal.

Gregory, R., Fischhoff, B., Butte, G., & Thorne, S. (in press). A multi-channel stakeholder consultation process for energy deregulation. Energy Policy.

Morgan, K.M., DeKay, M.L., Fischbeck, P.S., Morgan, M.G., Fischhoff, B., & Florig, H.K. (2001). A deliberative method for ranking risks (2): Evaluation of validity and agreement among risk managers. Risk Analysis, 21, 923-938.

Morgan, M.G., Fischhoff, B., Bostrom, A., & Atman, C. (2001). Risk communication: The mental models approach. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Morgan, M.G., Fischhoff, B., Bostrom, A., Lave, L., & Atman, C.J. (1992). Communicating risk to the public. Environmental Science and Technology, 26, 2048-2056.

Riley, D.M., Fischhoff, B., & Small, M. (2001). An integrative approach for label evaluation and design. In M.S. Wogalter, S.L. Young & K,R. Laughery (Eds.). Human Perspectives on Warnings, Volume 2. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Riley, D.M., Fischhoff, B., & Small, M., & Fischbeck, P. Behaviorally realistic regulation. (2001). In P.S. Fischbeck & S. Farrow (Eds.), Improving regulation: Cases in environment, health, and safety (pp. 145-164). Washington, DC: Resources for the Future.