Selected publications: Psychometric measures

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Bruine de Bruin, W., Parker, A.M., & Fischhoff, B. (2007). Individual differences in Adult Decision-Making Competence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 938-956.

Ënglander, T., Farago, K., Slovic, P., & Fischhoff, B. (1986). A comparative analysis of risk perception in Hungary and the United States. Social Behavior, 1, 55-56.

Fischhoff, B., & Fischhoff, I. (2001). Will they hate us? Anticipating unacceptable risks. Risk Management, 3, 7-18.

Fischhoff, B., Nadaï, A., & Fischhoff, I. (2001). Investing in Frankenfirms. Journal of Psychology and Financial Markets, 2, 100-111.

Fischhoff, B., Slovic, P., Lichtenstein, S., Read, S. & Combs, B. (1978). How safe is safe enough? A psychometric study of attitudes towards technological risks and benefits. Policy Sciences, 8, 127-152. Reprinted in P.Slovic (Ed.), The perception of risk. London: Earthscan, 2001.

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., Slovic, P., Nair, I., Geisler, D., MacGregor, D., Fischhoff, B., Lincoln, D., & Florig, K. (1985). Powerline frequency and magnetic fields: A pilot study of risk perceptions. Risk Analysis, 5, 139-149.

Parker, A.M., Bruine de Bruin, W., & Fischhoff, B. (2007). Maximizers versus satisficers: Decision-making styles, competence, and outcomes.
Judgment and Decision Making, 2, 342-350.

Parker, A. M., & Fischhoff, B. (2005). Decision-making competence: External validation through an individual-differences approach. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 18, 1-27.

Parker, A. M., & Fischhoff, B. (2003). Decision-making competence and risk behavior. In D. Romer (Ed.), Reducing adolescent risk: Toward an integrated approach (pp. 99-105). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N.F. (2004) Trust, the asymmetry principle, and the role of prior beliefs. Risk Analysis, 24, 1475-1486.

Poortinga, W., Bickerstaff, K., Langford, I., Niewöhner, J. and Pidgeon, N.F. (2004) The British 2001 foot and mouth crisis: A comparative study of public risk perceptions, trust and beliefs about government policy in two communities. Journal of Risk Research, 7, 73-90.

Roth, E., Morgan, G., Fischhoff, B., Lave, L., & Bostrom, A. (1990). What do we know about making risk comparisons? Risk Analysis, 10, 375-387.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B., & Lichtenstein, S. (1985). Characterizing perceived risk. In R. W. Kates, C. Hohenemser and J. Kasperson (Eds.), Perilous progress: Managing the hazards of technology. (pp. 91-125). Boulder, CO: Westview.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1981). Perceived risk: Psychological factors and social implications. In F. Warner and D. H. Slater (Eds.), The assessment and perception of risk (pp. 17-34). London: The Royal Society.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1980). Facts and fears: Understanding perceived risk. In R. Schwing and W. A. Albers, Jr. (Eds.), Societal risk assessment: How safe is safe enough? (pp. 181-214). New York: Plenum Press.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1979). Rating the risks. Environment, 21, 14-20, 36-39.

Slovic, P., Lichtenstein, S., & Fischhoff, B. (1984). Modeling the societal impact of fatal accidents. Management Science, 30, 464-474.

Walls, J., Pidgeon, N.F., Weyman, A. and Horlick-Jones, T. (2004) Critical trust: understanding lay perceptions of health and safety risk regulation. Health, Risk and Society, 6, 133-150.