Current Directions in Risk Research: New developments in psychology and sociology

Taylor-Gooby, Peter and Zinn, Jens O. (2006) Current Directions in Risk Research: New developments in psychology and sociology. Risk Analysis , 26 (2). pp. 397-411. ISSN 0272-4332. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article reviews the main approaches to risk in psychology and sociology and considers recent developments. It shows that research continues from a wide range of perspectives. Some developments in psychological thinking have recently acknowledged the importance of the cultural framing of risk perceptions and responses and the positive power of emotions to manage uncertainties, while some streams of work in sociology have moved toward more individualist approaches. These converging processes open opportunities for cross-fertilization and for using insights from both disciplines in the development of research.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [16] Social Contexts and Responses to Risk
Uncontrolled keywords: linkages; new developments; psychology; risk theories; sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Peter Taylor-Gooby
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2008 12:38
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 09:11
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