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Fischhoff, Baruch 1946-

Overview
Works: 156 works in 352 publications in 1 language and 10,143 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Rules 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Other, Producer, Originator
Classifications: HD61, 658.403018
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Most widely held works about Baruch Fischhoff
 
Most widely held works by Baruch Fischhoff
Adolescent decision making : implications for prevention programs : summary of a workshop by Baruch Fischhoff( )

12 editions published between 1900 and 1999 in English and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk taking is a natural part of teenagers' lives. They need to take some risks in order to grow. However, they can also get into trouble with their risk taking when it involves behaviors such as sex, drinking, smoking, violence, and drug use. Interest in the role that decision making plays in adolescents' involvement in high-risk behaviors led the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to request the Board on Children, Youth, and Families to convene a workshop on adolescent decision making. This booklet summarizes the workshop, held on January 6-7, 1998, which was designed to pull together the diverse perspectives that researchers and practitioners have adopted in regard to adolescent decision making. It provides a brief overview of decision theory and how decision theory might be applied to adolescent behavior. It next considers cognitive, social, affective, and institutional factors that may influence effective decision making. The role of the media is briefly explored, followed by information on several youth development and prevention programs. Finally, the report summarizes issues that were raised throughout the workshop that might be important to the design and implementation of programs for youth. (Contains 80 references.) (Mka)
Adolescent risk and vulnerability : concepts and measurement( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Intelligence analysis : behavioral and social scientific foundations by National Research Council (U. S.)( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The U.S. intelligence community (IC) is a complex human enterprise whose success depends on how well the people in it perform their work. Although often aided by sophisticated technologies, these people ultimately rely on their own intellect to identify, synthesize, and communicate the information on which the nation's security depends. The IC's success depends on having trained, motivated, and thoughtful people working within organizations able to understand, value, and coordinate their capabilities.<br />Intelligence Analysis provides up-to-date scientific guidance for the intelligence community (IC) so that it might improve individual and group judgments, communication between analysts, and analytic processes. The papers in this volume provide the detailed evidentiary base for the National Research Council's report, Intelligence Analysis for Tomorrow: Advances from the Behavioral and Social Sciences. The opening chapter focuses on the structure, missions, operations, and characteristics of the IC while the following 12 papers provide in-depth reviews of key topics in three areas: analytic methods, analysts, and organizations.<br />Informed by the IC's unique missions and constraints, each paper documents the latest advancements of the relevant science and is a stand-alone resource for the IC's leadership and workforce. The collection allows readers to focus on one area of interest (analytic methods, analysts, or organizations) or even one particular aspect of a category. As a collection, the volume provides a broad perspective of the issues involved in making difficult decisions, which is at the heart of intelligence analysis."--Publisher's website
Science and risk communication a mini-symposium by Christine M Cousseau( )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acceptable risk by Baruch Fischhoff( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk : a very short introduction by Baruch Fischhoff( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk is everywhere - from genetically modified crops, dams, and stem-cell therapy to heartbreak, online predators, inflation and robbery. This introduction examines what science has learned about how people deal with risks, what we can learn through decision theory, and how we can evaluate risk in our own lives
Consultation on a revision of the Environmental response technical assistance document for Bacillus anthracis intentional releases( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counting civilian casualties : an introduction to recording and estimating nonmilitary deaths in conflict by Taylor B Seybolt( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular myth emerged in the late 1990s: in 1900, wars killed one civilian for every eight soldiers, while contemporary wars were killing eight civilians for every one soldier. The neat reversal of numbers was memorable, and academic publications and UN documents regularly cited it. The more it was cited, the more trusted it became. In fact, however, subsequent research found no empirical evidence for the idea that the ratio of civilians to soldiers killed in war has changed dramatically. But while the ratios may not have changed, the political significance of civilian casualties has risen tremendously. Over the past century, civilians in war have gone from having no particular rights to having legal protections and rights that begin to rival those accorded to states. The concern for civilians in conflict has become so strong that governments occasionally undertake humanitarian interventions, at great risk and substantial cost, to protect strangers in distant lands. I n the early 1990s, the UN Security Council authorized military interventions to help feed and protect civilians in the Kurdish area of Iraq, Somalia, and Bosnia. And in May 2011 , Barack Obama 's National Security Advisor explained the United States' decision to support NATO's military intervention in these terms "When the president made this decision, there was an immediate threat to 700,000 Libyan civilians in the town of Benghazi. We've had a success here in terms of being able to protect those civilians --
Judgment and decision making by Baruch Fischhoff( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Behavioral decision research offers a distinctive approach to understanding and improving decision making. It combines theory and method from multiple disciples (psychology, economics, statistics, decision theory, management science). It employs both empirical methods, to study how decisions are actually made, and analytical ones, to study how decisions should be made and how consequential imperfections are. This book brings together key publications, selected to represent the major topics and approaches used in the field. Put in one place, with integrating commentary, it shows the common elements in a research program that represents the scope of the field, while offering depth in each. Together, they provide a vision for what has become a burgeoning field
Communicating risks and benefits : an evidence-based user's guide by Julie Suzanne Downs( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money, and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User's Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communication."--FDA website
Risk analysis and human behavior by Baruch Fischhoff( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The articles collected here are foundational contributions to integrating behavioural research and risk analysis. They include seminal articles on three essential challenges. One is ensuring effective two-way communication between technical experts and the lay public, so that risk analyses address lay concerns and provide useful information to people who need it. The second is ensuring that analyses make realistic assumptions about human behaviours that affect risk levels (e.g., how people use pharmaceuticals, operate equipment, or respond to evacuation orders). The third is ensuring that analyses recognize the strengths and weaknesses of experts' understanding, using experts' knowledge, while understanding its limits. The articles include overviews of the science, essays on the role of risk in society, and applications to domains as diverse as environment, medicine, terrorism, human rights, chemicals, pandemics, vaccination, HIV/AIDS, xenotransplantation, sexual assault, energy, and climate change. The work involves collaborations among scientists from many disciplines, working with practitioners to produce and convey the knowledge needed help people make better risk decisions."--Pub. desc
Foundational cybersecurity research : improving science, engineering, and institutions by Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) National Academies of Sciences( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attaining meaningful cybersecurity presents a broad societal challenge. Its complexity and the range of systems and sectors in which it is needed mean that successful approaches are necessarily multifaceted. Moreover, cybersecurity is a dynamic process involving human attackers who continue to adapt. Despite considerable investments of resources and intellect, cybersecurity continues to poses serious challenges to national security, business performance, and public well-being. Modern developments in computation, storage and connectivity to the Internet have brought into even sharper focus the need for a better understanding of the overall security of the systems we depend on. Foundational Cybersecurity Research focuses on foundational research strategies for organizing people, technologies, and governance. These strategies seek to ensure the sustained support needed to create an agile, effective research community, with collaborative links across disciplines and between research and practice. This report is aimed primarily at the cybersecurity research community, but takes a broad view that efforts to improve foundational cybersecurity research will need to include many disciplines working together to achieve common goals
Approaches to acceptable risk : a critical guide by Baruch Fischhoff( )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and Risk Communication : a Mini-Symposium Sponsored by the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine by The Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences Research( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elicitation of preferences by Baruch Fischhoff( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Economists and psychologists have, on the whole, exhibited sharply different perspectives on the elicitation of preferences. Economists, who have made preference the central primitive in their thinking about human behavior, have for the most part rejected elicitation and have instead sought to infer preferences from observations of choice behavior. Psychologists, who have tended too think of preference as a context-determined subjective construct, have embraced elicitation as their dominant approach to measurement." "This volume, based on a symposium organized by Daniel McFadden at the University of California at Berkeley, provides a provocative and constructive engagement between economists and psychologists on the elicitation of preferences."--Jacket
Judgement, decision making and risk by Baruch Fischhoff( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioral decision research offers a distinctive approach to understanding and improving decision making. It combines theory and method from multiple disciples (psychology, economics, statistics, decision theory, management science). It employs both empirical methods, to study how decisions are actually made, and analytical ones, to study how decisions should be made and how consequential imperfections are. This book brings together key publications, selected to represent the major topics and approaches used in the field. Put in one place, with integrating commentary, it shows the common elem
Standard setting standards : a systematic approach to managing public health and safety risks by Baruch Fischhoff( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of nuclear war( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of cost-benefit analysis by Baruch Fischhoff( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposals for large-scale government and private projects are increasingly coming under the scrutiny of the cost-benefit analysis, decision analysis, risk assessment and related approaches. This paper presents a critical overview of such analyses. It discusses (1) their rationale; (2) their acceptability as guides to decision making; (3) the problems such analyses encounter; (4) how they may be misused; and (5) what steps are needed to increase their contribution to society. The dicussion is illustrated with a variety of examples drawn, in particular, from the evaluation of new technologies
 
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Alternative Names
Fischhoff, Baruch

Fischhoff, Baruch Brian

Fischhoff, Baruch Brian 1946-

フィッシュホフ, バルーク

巴鲁克·菲施霍夫

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English (164)

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Adolescent risk and vulnerability : concepts and measurementIntelligence analysis : behavioral and social scientific foundationsAcceptable riskRisk : a very short introductionElicitation of preferences