Selected publications: Literature reviews

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Apt, J., & Fischhoff, B. (2006). Power and people. Electricity Journal, 19(9), 17-25.

Beyth-Marom, R. & Fischhoff, B. (1997). Adolescent decisions about risk: A cognitive perspective. In J. Schulenberg, J. Maggs & K. Hurnelmans (Eds.), Health risks and developmental transaction during adolescence (pp. 110-135). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Beyth-Marom, R., Fischhoff, B., Quadrel, M.J., & Furby, L. (1991). Teaching adolescents decision making. In J. Baron & R. Brown (Eds.). Teaching decision making to adolescents (pp. 19-60). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

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.

Fischhoff, B. (2007). The early history of hindsight research. Social Cognition. 25, 2-5.

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. (in press). Heuristics and biases in application. In T. Gilovich, D. Griffin & D.Kahneman (Eds.), The psychology of judgment: Heuristics and biases, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Fischhoff, B. (2006). Constructing preferences from labile values. In P. Slovic & S. Lichtenstein (Eds), Construction of preferences. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Fischhoff, B. (2005). Decision research strategies. Health Psychology, 21, S1-S8.

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). Decision making. Encyclopedia of psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press.

Fischhoff, B. (2001). Environmental cognition, perception, and attitudes. In P.B. Baltes & N.J. Smelser (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 7, pp. 4596-4602). Kidlington, UK: Pergamon.

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

Fischhoff, B. (1992). Risk taking: A developmental perspective. In J.F. Yates (Ed.), Risk-taking behavior (pp. 133-162). Chichester: Wiley.

Fischhoff, B. (1989). Risk: A guide to controversy. Appendix 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. (1981). Hot air: The psychology of CO-induced climatic change. In J. Harvey (Ed.), Cognition, social behavior and the environment (pp. 163-184). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Fischhoff, B. & Beyth-Marom, R. (1983). Hypothesis evaluation from a Bayesian perspective. Psychological Review, 90, 239-260.

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., & 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., & Fischhoff, I. (2002). Publics’ opinions of biotechnologies. AgBiotech Forum, 4, 155-162.

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.

Fischhoff, B., Svenson, O., & Slovic, P. (1987). Active responses to environmental hazards. In D. Stokols and I. Altman (Eds.), Handbook of environmental psychology (pp. 1089-1133). New York: Wiley.

Furby, L. & Fischhoff, B. (in press). Rape self-defense strategies: A review of their effectiveness. Victimology.

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. (1985). Regulation of risk: A psychological perspective. In R. Noll (Ed.), Regulatory policy and the social sciences (pp. 241-278). Berkeley: University of California Press.