Risk Society and Humanity

  • Rail M. ShamionovEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


Risk society is a society with nonlinear dynamics, where a person finds him/herself in a situation of constantly changing external conditions. This fact demands from a human being constant readiness for change, ability to make quick decisions, and evaluate potential risks and losses. That is why one of the major problems nowadays is that of psychology of a human being as a subject of social behavior under conditions of uncertainty, chaos, and dynamics. A special area of the study is the psychological image of a risking person and a risk-potential of his/her behavior, as well as determination of personal regulators of risk emergence and studying of the process of subjective risk evaluation. It is also dully argued by the paper that a situation of risk is that of chaos and complexity and a person who is at risk is equally chaotic and complex. Such a person may not even be able to understand themselves. A risk society equally is that where the normal balance has been lost and chaos can easily creep in. The paper thus explored humanity in the realm of a risk society while examining the possibility of dynamic balance thereof.


Risk Humanity Dynamic balance Risk society Complexity Chaos 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social Psychology of Education and DevelopmentSaratov State UniversitySaratovRussia

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