Reg No: HNT 2017/16


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Faculty Board of Health, Science and Technology
Risk Management

Course Reading

Risk perception and communication

Valid from autumn semester 2017


Course Code: RHAD14
Course Title: Risk perception and communication
Riskperception och riskkommunikation
Credits: 7.5
Degree Level: Master

Breakwell Glynis M. The psychology of risk. Last edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pages: 335.

Fischhoff Baruch, Brewer Noel T, Downs Julie S. (eds) . Communicating risks and benefits: an evidence-based user´s guide. Washington DC: Food and Drug Administration, 2011. Pages: 242.

Chauvin Bruno, Hermand Daniéle, Muller Etienne. "Risk perception and personality facets". Risk Analysis. 2007 30(4). 171-185.

Covello Vincent T. "Best practices in public health risk and crisis communication". Journal of Health Communication. 2003 8(1). 5-8.

Eiser Richard J., Bostrom Ann, Burton Ian, Johnston David M., McClure Douglas Paton, van der Pligt Joop, White Mathew. "Risk interpretation and action: A conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards". International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2012 1. 5-16.

Fischer Peter, Vingilis Evelyn, Greitemeyer Tobias, Vogincic Claudia. "Risk-taking and the media". Risk Analysis. 2011 31(5). 699-705.

Harris Christine R, Jenkins Michael. "Gender differences in risk assessment: why do women take fewer risks than men? ". Judgment and Decision Making. 2006 1(1). 48-63.

Nicholson Nigel, Soane Emma, Fenton-O´Creevy Mark, Willman Paul. "Personality and domain-specific risk taking". Journal of Risk Research. 2005 8(2). 157-176.

Reynolds Barbara, Seeger Matthew W. "Crisis and emergency risk communication as an integrative model". Journal of Health Communication. 2005 10 (1). 43-55.

Slovic Paul, Peters Ellen, Finucane Melissa L., MacGregor Donald G. "Affect, risk, and decision making". Health Psychology. 2005 4 (Suppl.). 35-40.


Approved by the Faculty Board of Health, Science and Technology, 26 June 2017