Environmental Impact Assessment, Technology Assessment, and Risk Analysis

Contributions from the Psychological and Decision Sciences

  • Vincent T. Covello
  • Jeryl L. Mumpower
  • Pieter J. M. Stallen
  • V. R. R. Uppuluri

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Overview

  3. Psychological Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Theoretical and Methodological Contributions

    3. Case Studies

      1. O. Renn, H. U. Stegelmann, G. Albrecht, U. Kotte
        Pages 349-402
      2. E. Stemmelen, F. Fagnani, J. L. Brenot, J. P. Pages, J. Fagnani
        Pages 453-483
      3. Kenneth R. Hammond, Barry F. Anderson, Jeffrey Sutherland, Barbara Marvin
        Pages 485-514
  4. Decision and System Science Perspectives

  5. Cultural and Philosophical Perspectives: Theoretical and Methological Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 809-809
    2. Joshua Menkes
      Pages 811-829
    3. Silvio O. Funtowicz, Jerome R. Ravetz
      Pages 831-848
  6. Policy Analytic, Administrative, and Legal Perspectives: Theoretical and Methological Contributions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 1067-1069

About these proceedings


This volume is the outcome of a recent NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on "Technology Assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment. and Risk Analysis: Contributions from the Psychological and Decision Sciences." The Institute was held in Les Arcs. France and functioned as a high level teaching activity during which scientific research results were presented in detail by eminent lecturers. Support for the Institute was provided by grants from the NATO Division of Scientific Affairs. the u.S. Office of Naval Research. and the Russell Sage Foundation. The Institute covered several areas of research. including quantitative studies on decision and judgmental processes. studies on human intellectual limitations. studies on risk attitudes and perceptions. studies on factors contributing to conflicts and disputes about hazardous technologies and activities. studies on factors influencing forecasts and judgments by experts. studies on public preferences for decisionmaking processes. studies on public responses to technological hazards. and case studies applying principles and methods from the psychological and decision sciences in specific settings.


Analysis environment health management research risk analysis risk assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent T. Covello
    • 1
  • Jeryl L. Mumpower
    • 2
  • Pieter J. M. Stallen
    • 3
  • V. R. R. Uppuluri
    • 4
  1. 1.U.S. National Science FoundationUSA
  2. 2.State University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Technology and Policy StudiesApeldoornThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70636-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70634-9
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