Risk and Cognition by Jean-Marc MercantiniRisk and Cognition by Jean-Marc Mercantini

Risk and Cognition

byJean-Marc MercantiniEditorColette Faucher

Hardcover | January 20, 2015

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This book presents recent research using cognitive science to apprehend risk situations and elaborate new organizations, new systems and new methodological tools in response. The book demonstrates the reasons, advantages and implications of the association of the concepts of cognition and risk. It is shown that this association has strong consequences on how to apprehend critical situations that emerge within various activity domains, and how to elaborate responses to these critical situations.. The following topics are covered by the book:

·     Influence of the culture in risk management,

·     Influence of the risk communication in risk management,

·     User-centred design to improve risk situation management,

·     Designing new tools to assist risk situation management,

·     Risk prevention in industrial activities.

Title:Risk and CognitionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:247 pagesPublished:January 20, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3662457032

ISBN - 13:9783662457030

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- The Role of Risk Perception and Political Culture: A Comparative Study of Regulating Genetically Modified Food.-The importance of risk communication as an integral part of risk management in the Republic of Serbia.- Metaphors and risk cognition in the discourse on food-borne diseases.- User-centred Design as a Risk Management Tool.- Analysis of the user behaviour when interacting with systems during critical situations.- Hydraulic Dam Safety Assessment with the Timed Observations Theory- Building a Domain Ontology to Design a Decision Support Software to Plan Fight Actions Against Marine Pollutions.- The operators' system of instruments: a risk management tool.