The SAGE Handbook of Risk Communication

Editor/Author Cho, Hyunyi, Reimer, Torsten and McComas, Katherine A.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Single-User Purchase Price: $231.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $346.50
ISBN: 978-1-4522-5868-3
Category: Social Sciences - Media & Communications
Image Count: 13
Book Status: Available
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In this comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of risk communication, the fields leading experts summarize theory, current research, and practice in a range of disciplines and describe effective communication approaches for risk situations in diverse contexts, such as health, environment, science, technology, and crisis.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Explicating Communication in Risk Communication - Hyunyi Cho, Torsten Reimer, and Katherine A. McComas
  • Section 1: Risk Perceptions of Individuals
  • 1. Risk Perception - Nicolai Bodemer and Wolfgang Gaissmaier
  • 2. The Challenge of the Description–Experience Gap to the Communication of Risks - Ralph Hertwig and Renato Frey
  • 3. The Feeling of Risk: Implications for Risk Perception and Communication - Stephan Dickert, Daniel Västfjäll, Robert Mauro, and Paul Slovic
  • Section 2: Risk as Social Construction
  • 4. Social Construction of Risk - Adam Burgess
  • 5. The Role of News Media in the Social Amplification of Risk - Andrew R. Binder, Michael A. Cacciatore, Dietram A. Scheufele, and Dominique Brossard
  • 6. Rhetoric of Risk - Robin E. Jensen
  • Section 3: Models of Risk Communication
  • 7. Risk Information Seeking and Processing Model - Sharon Dunwoody and Robert J. Griffin
  • 8. The Societal Risk Reduction Motivation Model - Hyunyi Cho and Kai Kuang
  • Section 4: Audiences of Risk Communication
  • 9. The Role of Numeracy in Risk Communication - Priscila G. Brust-Renck, Valerie F. Reyna, Jonathan C. Corbin, Caisa E. Royer, and Rebecca B. Weldon
  • 10. Edgework and Risk Communication - Stephen Lyng, Thomas Workman, and G. H. Morris
  • Section 5: Risk Communication Messages
  • 11. Numeric Communication of Risk - Torsten Reimer, Christina Jones, and Christine Skubisz
  • 12. Narrative Communication of Risk: Toward Balancing Accuracy and Acceptance - Hyunyi Cho and L. Brooke Friley
  • 13. Visual Messaging and Risk Communication - Andy J. King
  • Section 6: Risk Communication and the Media
  • 14. Media Portrayal of Risk: The Social Production of News - Susanna Priest
  • 15. Framing, the Media, and Risk Communication in Policy Debates - Matthew C. Nisbet
  • 16. Social Media and Risk Communication - Stephen A. Rains, Steven R. Brunner, and Kyle Oman
  • Section 7: Interpersonal Contexts of Risk Communication
  • 17. Risk Communication in Provider–Patient Interactions - Carma L. Bylund, Erin Maloney, and Emily B. Peterson
  • 18. Informed Consent - Z. Janet Yang
  • Section 8: Organizational Contexts of Risk Communication
  • 19. Risk Communication in Groups - Tillman Russell and Torsten Reimer
  • 20. Crisis Communication - Timothy L. Sellnow
  • Section 9: Risk Communication in the Public Sphere
  • 21. Social Movements and Risk Communication - Hilary Schaffer Boudet and Shannon Elizabeth Bell
  • 22. Public Engagement in Risk-Related Decision Making - John C. Besley
  • Glossary
  • Subject Index
  • About the Editors
  • About the Contributors