David Ropeik: Neilly Series Lecture

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David Ropeik: Neilly Series Lecture

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Date

2004-04-22

Description

David Ropeik, Director of Risk Communication at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, will talk about "Risk Perception. Why Our Fears Don't Match the Facts." Ropeik will discuss how humans subconsciously "decide," based more on emotional than factual bases, what to be afraid of and how afraid to be. The talk offers insights into the specific characteristics of risks that evoke more or less fear, and describes the dangers of risk misperception, either being too afraid of a lesser risk or not afraid enough of the bigger ones.

Introduction by Richard Dollinger.

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lecture

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Ropeik_small.jpg

Citation

Ropeik, David, “David Ropeik: Neilly Series Lecture,” RBSCP Exhibits, accessed June 20, 2021, https://rbscpexhibits.lib.rochester.edu/items/show/4825.

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  1. Ropeik_small.jpg
  2. Neilly-Series-2003-2004.pdf