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Working Papers


  • Fischhoff, B. (2011). Judgement and decision making. Oxford: Routledge/Earthscan.
  • Fischhoff, B. (2011). Risk analysis and behavioral research. Oxford: Routledge/Earthscan.
  • Fischhoff, B., & Kadvany, J. (2011). Risk: A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Fischhoff, B., Brewer, N., & Downs, J.S. (eds.). (2011). Communicating risks and benefits: An evidence-based user's guide. Washington, DC: Food and Drug Administration. http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ReportsManualsForms/Reports/ucm268078.htm

Relevant Publications

Electricity Technologies and Policies

Risk Perceptions

  • Fischhoff, B.  (in press).  The emotions of the nuclear experts.  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
  • Fischhoff, B. (2011). Communicating the risks of terrorism (and anything else). American Psychologist.
  • Fischhoff, B., & Morgan, M.G. (2009). The science and practice of risk ranking. Horizons, 10(3), 40-47.
  • Florig, K., & Fischhoff, B. (2007). Individuals' decisions affecting radiation exposure after a nuclear explosion. Health Physics, 92, 475-483.

Public Acceptance

  • Krishnamurti, T. (2011, March 17). The Politicized Light Bulb: Cost and Impact. New York Times: The Opinion Pages. http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/03/17/the-politicized-light-bulb/
  • Fischhoff, B. (2009, 17 February). The nuclear energy industry's communication problem. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Retrieved January 2010 from http://www.thebulletin.org/
  • Apt, J. & Fischhoff, B. (2006). Power and people. Electricity Journal, 19(9), 17-25.
  • Attari, S.Z., DeKay, M.L., Davidson, C.I., & Bruine de Bruin, W. (2010). Public perception of energy consumption and savings.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 107, 16054-16059.


  • Krishnamurti, T. Schwartz, D., Davis, A., Fischhoff, B., Bruine de Bruin, W., Lave, L., & Wang, J. (2012). Preparing for smart grid technologies: A behavioral decision research approach to understanding consumer expectations about smart meters. Energy Policy, 41, 790-797.
  • Pidgeon, N., & Fischhoff, B.  (2011).  The role of social and decision sciences in communicating uncertain climate risks.   Nature Climate Change, 1(1), 35-41.
  • Fischhoff, B. (2007). Non-Persuasive Communication about Matters of Greatest Urgency: Climate Change. Environmental Science & Technology, 41, 7204-7208.
  • Fischhoff, B., Bruine de Bruin, W., Guvenc, U., Caruso, D., & Brilliant, L. (2006). Analyzing disaster risks and plans: An avian flue example. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 33, 133-151
  • Gregory, R., Fischhoff, B., Butte, G., & Thorne, S. (2003). A multi-channel stakeholder consultation process for transmission deregulation. Energy Policy, 31, 1291-9.


Behavioral Reserach and Interventions


  • Fischhoff, B. (2009). Risk Perception and Communication. In R. Detels, R. Beaglehole, M.A. Lansang, and M. Gulliford (Eds), Oxford Textbook of Public Health, Fifth Edition (pp. 940-952). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Reprinted in N.K. Chater (Ed.), Judgement and Decision Making. London: Sage.


  • Bruine de Bruin, W., Fischhoff, B., Brilliant, L., & Caruso, D. (2006). Expert judgments of pandemic influenza risks. Global Public Health 1(2), 178-193.
  • Fischhoff, B. (2005). Cognitive processes in stated preference methods. In K-G. Maler & J. Vincent (Eds.), Handbook of Environmental Economics (pp. 937-968). Amsterdamn: Elsevier.

Decision-making Competence

  • Fischhoff, B. (2008). Assessing adolescent decision-making competence. Developmental Review, 28, 12-28.
  • Bruine de Bruin, W., Parker, A., & Fischhoff, B. (2007) Individual Differences in Adult Decision-Making Competence (A-DMC). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 938-956.

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