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The Psychology of Risk by Glynis M. Breakwell

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Personality,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Personality,
  • General,
  • Psychology

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10437241M
ISBN 100521802962
ISBN 109780521802963

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The Psychology of Risk book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. One of the financial world's most respected experts on the ps /5. Risk perception is the subjective judgement that people make about the characteristics and severity of a risk. Three major families of theory have . This book aims to help the reader to understand what motivates people to engage in risk taking behavior, such as participating in traffic, sports, financial investments, or courtship. The consequences of risk taking may be positive, or result in accidents and injuries, especially in traffic. The wealth of studies and theories (about references) is used to offer a cohesive, Reviews: 1. Cambridge Core - Personality Psychology and Individual Differences - The Psychology of Risk - by Glynis M. BreakwellCited by:

Since the first edition of The Psychology of Risk there have been enormous macro-economic and socio-political changes globally - the chaos in the world banking system and the financial crisis and recessions that it presaged; the Arab Spring and the revolutionary shifts in power in the Middle East with rippled consequences around the world; the development of ever-more . Risk surrounds and envelops us. Without understanding it, we risk everything and without capitalising on it, we gain nothing. Since the first edition of The Psychology of Risk there have been enormous macroeconomic and socio-political changes globally - the chaos in the world banking system and the financial crisis and recessions that it presaged; the Arab Spring and .   Risk surrounds and envelopes us. Without understanding it, we risk everything and without capitalising on it, we gain nothing. This accessible book from Glynis M. Breakwell, first published in , comprehensively explores the psychology of risk, examining how individuals think, feel and act, as well as considering the institutional and societal assessments, rhetorics /5. Mental Health, Risk and Safety – Part 2 Part 2 of one of the most popular articles we have ever published, by Dr Rob Long from Human Dymensions. and author of the book “Real Risk” In the previous blog (Mental Health, Risk and Safety Part 1) I .

Our knowledge of the psychology of risk perception is like that seat belt. We can use it as a tool for reducing the risk that can arise when, because of our instinctive reactions to risk, we get. The book effectively demonstrates that investment managers need to understand not only the quantitative tools, such as conditional value at risk, but also the psychology of risk management.” (Mark K. Bhasin, Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 12 (1), ). The book was time-sensitive in that she, other contributors, and interested publishers felt an urgency to get the book into the hands of the public and governmental powers-that-be .   It is with pleasure we can announce the publication of book 5 in the series on the Social Psychology of Risk – Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and book is the result of three days of conversations between Rob Long, Greg Smith and Craig Ashhurst held in February