Selected publications: Law

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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). Realistic risk disclosure in newly normal times. In P. Shane (Ed.), Security, technology and privacy. New York: The Century Foundation.

Fischhoff, B. (2005). Thinking about the indeterminate. Review of R.A. Posner, Catastrophe (New York: Oxford University Press). Issues in Science and Technology, 21(4), 82-84.

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

Fischhoff, B. (1977). Cognitive liabilities and product liability. Journal of Products Liability, 1, 207-220.

Fischhoff, B., Atran, S., & Fischhoff, N. (in press). Counting casualties: A framework for respectful, useful records. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty.

Fischhoff, B. & Merz, J.F. (1994). The inconvenient public: Behavioral research approaches to reducing product liability risks. In J.R. Hunziker & T.O. Jones (Eds.), Product liability and innovation (pp. 159-189). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Merz, J., Fischhoff, B., Mazur, D.J., & Fischbeck, P.S. (1993). Decision-analytic approach to developing standards of disclosure for medical informed consent. Journal of Toxics and Liability, 15, 191-215.

Merz, J.F. & Fischhoff, B. (1990). Informed consent does not mean rational consent: Cognitive limitations on decision making. Journal of Legal Medicine, 11, 321-350.

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.