Accession Number:

ADA014129

Title:

Cognitive Processes and Societal Risk Taking

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON RESEARCH INST EUGENE

Report Date:

1975-06-23

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

This paper explores how the psychological study of decision processes might help those who seek to understand and improve societal decisions involving risk. The discussion is organized around three topics 1 What are some of the basic policy issues regarding societal risk 2 What knowledge has 25 years of empirical and theoretical research produced that is relevant to these issues and 3 What more do we need to know and how might we acquire that knowledge.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE