Selected publications: Technology

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Fischhoff, B. (1977). Cost-benefit analysis and the art of motorcycle maintenance. Policy Sciences, 8, 177-202.

Fischhoff, B. (1983). Acceptable risk: The case of nuclear power. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2, 559-575..

Fischhoff, B. (1983). Informed consent for transient nuclear workers. In R. Kasperson (Ed.), Equity issues in radioactive waste management (pp. 301-328). Cambridge, MA: Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain.

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

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

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

Fischhoff, B., & Small, M. (2000). Human behavior in industrial ecology modeling. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 3, 4-7.

Fischhoff, B., Hohenemser, C., Kasperson, R. E. & Kates, R. W. (1978). Can hazard management be improved? Environment, 20, 16-20 & 32-37.

Fischhoff, B., Slovic, P. & Lichtenstein, S. (1978). Fault trees: Sensitivity of assessed failure probabilities to problem representation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 4, 330-344.

Fischhoff, B., Slovic, P., Page, R. T., & MacLean, D. (1984). Editorial. Nuclear power: Time for detente. Risk Analysis, 4, 153. Reprinted in Bulletin of the Health Physics Society, 1985, 13, 8-9.

Furby, L, Gregory, R., Slovic, P., & Fischhoff, B. (1988). Electric power transmission lines, property value and compensation. Journal of Environmental Management, 27, 69-83.

Furby, L., Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B., & Gregory, R. (1988). Public perceptions of electric power transmission lines. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 8, 19-43.

Gregory, R., Fischhoff, B., Butte, G., & Thorne, S. (2003). A multi-channel stakeholder consultation process for energy deregulation. Energy Policy, 31, 1291-9.

Kovacs, D.,C., Fischhoff, B., & Small, M. (2001). PCE in dry cleaning: A mental models study of consumer and operator understanding. Journal of Risk Research, 4, 353-375.

Kovacs, D.C., Small, M.J., Davidson, C., & Fischhoff, B. (1997). Household cleaning products and exposure potential. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemology, 7, 505-520.

Löfstedt, R., Fischhoff, B., & Fischhoff, I. (2002). Precautionary principles: General definitions and specific applications to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 21, 381-407.

Maharik, M. & Fischhoff, B. (1992). The risks of nuclear energy sources in space: Some activists' perceptions. Risk Analysis, 12, 383-392.

Maharik, M. & Fischhoff, B. (1993). Contrasting perceptions of the risks of using nuclear energy sources in space. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 13, 243-250.

Maharik, M., & Fischhoff, B. (1993). Public views of using nuclear energy sources in space missions. Space Policy, 9, 99-108.

Maharik, M., Fischhoff, B., & Morgan, M.G. (1993). Risk knowledge and risk attitudes regarding nuclear energy sources in space. Risk Analysis, 13, 345-353.

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.

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.

Riley, D.M., Small, M.J., & Fischhoff, B. (2000). Modeling methylene chloride exposure-reduction options for home paint-stripper users. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 10, 240-250.

Slovic, P. & Fischhoff, B. (1983). Determinants of perceived and acceptable risk. In L.C. Gould and C.A. Walker (Eds.), Too hot to handle: The management of nuclear wastes (pp. 112-150). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press..

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1979). Images of disaster: Perception and acceptance of risks from nuclear power. In G. Goodman and W. Rowe (Eds.), Energy risk management (pp. 223-245). London: Academic Press.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1981). Perception and acceptability of risk from energy systems. In A. Baum and J. Singer (Eds.), Advances in environmental psychology, 3 (pp. 157-169). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.